Brick buildings have been around for a long time and is a trusted building material that lasts for centuries. The Oakwood Residences located on Cooper road, Ikoyi is being constructed using bricks. The classic brick design is been incorporated in the building exterior with a contemporary twist.
Oakwood Residence, Ikoyi made with the latest bricks technology is currently under construction. On offer are contemporary, 4 Bedroom apartments and 5 bedroom penthouses with facilities such as a fitness centre, swimming pool, spa, standby generating set for uninterrupted power supply and efficient security systems.
Using bricks for construction has plenty benefits top of which is the attractive look it gives to building.
- Genuine clay brick is made from natural materials and are significantly stronger than concrete bricks.
Bricks today are subject to much more stringent manufacturing processes than used in the past, which results in a more consistently performing end-product. While it is still possible to purchase hand-made brick, it is also possible to buy the type of architectural brick that meets extremely strict product specifications.
Culled from home-designing.com
- Brick offers superior protection over other wall cladding materials
Bricks provide superior shelter in Fire Protection, High wind protection, and Superior moisture control. Bricks are made from non-combustible materials and is an excellent cladding choice to resist or confine fires. They help minimize mold growth, wood rot and infestation by insects.
- Brick looks better, for far longer and with less maintenance, than other building materials.
Brick offers lasting value. It does not rot; dent, or necessarily need to be painted, and it will never tear or be eaten by termites. It looks better with age and also absorbs noise.
- Brick is naturally energy-efficient.
Brick is a building material that has exceptional “thermal mass” properties. During the hot weather, your brick home stays cool while during the cold/rainy seasons, brick walls store your home’s heat and radiates it back to you.
- Brick is the most sustainable green building material made.
Given the significance buildings have on energy consumption, brick should be part of a comprehensive green strategy because today’s brick includes:
- Inherently Natural Ingredients.
- Countless Recycling Options.
- Minimal Waste.
- Brick is the first masonry material that can attain a “Certificate of Environmental Claims” from a third party source.
- Environmentally Friendly Manufacturing Processes.
- Low Embodied Energy to Manufacture Brick.