Australian House & Garden



The Australian Building Standards state that bricks are one of the few approved materials suitable for use in the constructi­on of external walls in bushfire prone areas*. The key is in the way they’re made. When clay bricks are manufactur­ed, they are heated to between 1000˚C and 1200˚C – that’s hotter than a bushfire – for long periods, so you know they are robust enough to withstand anything Australia throws at them. “Clay bricks are nonflammab­le and noncombust­ible, making them one of the best and safest building materials for bushfire-prone areas,” says Brett Ward, general manager of internatio­nal marketing at Brickworks Building Products.

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