Mud Bricks Made in Australia by Australian Mud Brick Companies
Mud bricks are the world's oldest manufactured building material.
Mud Bricks are a very resilient building material that has stood the test of time in ancient Egypt, Babylon, Mexico, Syria, King Solomon's mines in North Africa and other regions throughout the world.
Mud bricks are referred to in the Bible (Exodus 5:7-19), and these biblical era mud brick buildings continue to be discovered, intact, in archaeological digs. Countless dwellings constructed using mud brick centuries ago are still lived in today.
Today many mud brick homes are built using a post and beam framework. To see a range of mud brick house plans or to find out more about the Post & Beam design method, browse the rest of our website. You can even download 18 mudbrick house designs that can serve as a source of ideas, to get you started with your own mud brick house design.
We can deliver custom designed mud brick homes anywhere in Australia
At Post & Beam we can help you build with mud bricks because we have over three decades of experience in designing, hand crafting and building beautiful mud brick homes.
Mud brick is a popular material used in Post & Beam homes, and over the 35+ years we have been in business, we've worked closely with mud brick companies all over Australia, and we've helped hundreds of owner builders create their dream home using mud bricks.
At Post & Beam we really understand the desire that many people who build with mud bricks have, i.e, to have an increased sense of participation in building their own home, and to whatever extent you want to participate in the creation of your home, you can rely on us to support you.
Some Facts About Mud Bricks
Mud Brick is Strong
Well made mud bricks are strong, just one well manufactured mud brick can support the weight of 17 sedan cars.
Mud Brick has a high Thermal Performance
The thermal performance of a wall made from high grade mud bricks is 53% greater than 300mm of granite. 35% greater than 200mm of concrete, 14% greater than 230mm of solid brick.
Mud Brick can Achieve a 4 Hour Fire Rating
Mud bricks that are well made accord with the maximum 4 hour fire rating under the rigorous Australian Standards testing procedure and the stringent regulations of the Building Code of Australia.
Mud Brick & High Resale Value
Well-built mud brick homes command top market prices.
Advantages of Mud Bricks
- The texture and appearance of mud bricks are truly beautiful and they blend naturally with your environment.
- The density, or 'thermal mass' of mud bricks means they're excellent temperature regulators, maximising temperature control to save you money on heating and cooling costs.
- Their natural noise buffer qualities mean mud brick homes are quiet homes.
- Mud bricks are easy to maintain, you'll also save time and money on paint, putty and other materials needed to keep up appearances on ordinary houses, because once made, laid and rendered, mud bricks are virtually maintenance free. And they're termite resistant too.
The Lasting Quality of Mud Bricks
Mud bricks are the world's oldest manufactured building material. Now modern mud brick manufacturers have perfected them to resist all the elements nature can throw at them, from deluge to drought, snow to scorching summers, modern professionally manufactured mud bricks are virtually immortal.
We have a wide range of suppliers from all over Australia who carefully blend the right local clays along with other first class raw materials to create superior mud bricks. All these elements are either hand made in moulds or hydraulically compressed under tons of pressure to guarantee quality and uniformity in the accepted industry dimensions of 380mm x 250mm x 110mm. Mud bricks made in this fashion have been independently erosion and compression tested by fully qualified structural engineers, who have endorsed mud bricks for both load and non-load-bearing construction.
With over 35 years experience building mud brick homes Post & Beam uses suppliers of quality mud bricks with a permanent stockpile, summer and winter, and ensure delivery on time and to your satisfaction.
You may wish to take advantage of specialist laying and rendering services, but armed with our plain-English construction manual for mud brick laying, already used with great success by hundreds of ownerbuilders, you will be able to do a superb professional job yourself and save thousands and thousands of dollars into the bargain.