Hello! My name is C.J., and as you may have guessed from the title of my blog, I am a huge dog lover. My dog has specialised things in my home like a built-in shelf for his food and water bowls and a dedicated grooming area with a bath. Outside, he has his own shady area, a dog house with a heated floor and a sturdy fence. I worked with contractors through all of those projects, and I hope to do even more. This blog is going to talk about contracting... I hope to start with some posts about the process involved in some of the things the contractor made for my pup but I also plan to include some posts with a more general contracting focus. Take a look and enjoy!
If you are embarking on construction on your property, you will find that there is a wide assortment of materials that you can choose to build with. One of the more popular options considered by homeowners looking for a classic appearance is bricks. However, not many homeowners will put thought into the brick laying process. Once they make a choice of their preferred construction material, they leave it up to the bricklayers. If you would like to make the most of your clay bricks, you should consider double clay brick construction. This is a method of assembling the bricks in a double layer so as to create an external layer of bricks as well as an internal layer. Between the two layers of bricks, the bricklayers will leave an open cavity. So what are some of the benefits that you ought to know about double clay brick construction?
Double clay brick construction enhances the thermal insulation of the structure
If you are building a structure that you will act as a living space, such as granny flat, then you may want to consider the thermal insulation that your building materials will provide. Clay bricks tend to have a high thermal mass. This in turn translates into increased insulation for the structure. With double clay brick construction, the cavity between the internal and external bricklayers will keep the structure cooler during the sweltering summer. When the colder months roll around, the cavity will prevent heat from escaping the structure. This enhanced thermal insulation will also decrease your dependence on mechanical air conditioning, which can result in reduced utility bills.
Double clay brick construction provides enhanced sound insulation
One of the disadvantages of granny flats is that not only are they exposed to noise from the main house, but inhabitants will also have to contend with noises coming from the street, neighbouring houses and more. This is because not much thought is put into the audio insulation of these structures. If you are concerned about the noises transmitting themselves through the walls of the granny flat, you should consider double clay brick construction. The interior cavity will act as a barrier against sound that originates outside as well as those coming from the granny flat itself.
Double clay brick construction is ecofriendly
If you are looking for an environmentally conscious construction, then double clay brick construction would be an ideal option. Firstly, this type of construction makes use of naturally available materials that are fired in a kiln, rather than being chemically mass-produced. Secondly, in the event you want to demolish the structure, the clay bricks are recyclable.