Because of the density of the brick. Obviously there are good and bad ones, some are better than others, etc, but I've only seen good ones. Maybe I've been lucky.Hoopoe wrote:Good quality , and you'd know this because??
Hoopoe wrote: "not sure why you'd paint the brick's" it's called protection , as why would you bother painting a rendered wall , <AS stated they are air dried not fired
Far from the same thing. A rendered wall is designed to be painted, both for "protection" and looks. Decorative exposed brickwork, isn't and shouldn't need it as long as the bricks are good quality.
Hoopoe wrote:,"flexibility ," ha here we go again any sane person would render the inside , so that point is out the window,
Hardly. A lot of people want a 'feature' wall inside. Outside, unless you want a big "scar" down your attractive exposed brick wall, you lack the flexibility to cut for conduit, water pipes if necessary, etc. I'm simply out that you have to make a choice and need to consider more than just initial looks.
Hoopoe wrote: you have to drill these blocks to hang anything on the wall, Thermal block, glue anyone ,
You can also drill thermal blocks, if necessary, as long as you use the right fixtures and obviously you need to consider weight issues more carefully. Again, it's a choice.
I'd suggest it's a little more complicated than that, as you have to factor in long term insulation / thermal properties, as well as the cost of specialist labour ('traditional' small red brick vs thermal vs 'lego', plus any combination for cavity walls, etc.Hoopoe wrote:Then theres the cost of having to render the outside , so when you look at all the cost's ,there's not a lot of difference ,
Just mentioning a few points to consider - it's not a big deal.,