Double brick structure

Double-brick structure houses are typically built with double brick walls, timber windows and timber framed floors on stumps. Double-brick walls are constructed of two skins of brickwork with an air gap in between. Brick has thermal mass properties, meaning that it takes heat from the sun and releases it slowly into your home overnight.

This slow release of heat can be great for comfort even during summer, as the house warms up during the day and cools off at night. During extended hot spells, however, the heat can build up in the walls and release into the home for days afterwards, resulting in an uncomfortable internal temperature.

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