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22 Sep
by Chalk Build
Lightweight Construction

Lightweight construction isn't a new thing. Europeans have been building homes from structural panels, wood and lightweight steel framing for nearly 70 years (Australia only 20 years).

Western Australians, on the other hand, are even harder to convince. Thanks to heavy advertising by brick companies throughout the 1980s, their love affair with the familiar rolls on like a dirty coal ball. This is despite brick's thermal inefficiency, high transportation costs and long build times.

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18 Aug
by Chalk Build
The disadvantages of building a double brick home

A large majority of Australian builders use a full masonry construction concept in their new build homes, and have done for over 70 years, but there are some distinct disadvantages to this type of construction, when compared to building a SIPs home.

Let’s look at the four most relevant and problematical issues and compare how a SIPs construction is actually an advantage to home builders, when compared to a double brick construction.

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