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    Default Internal wall - double brick or stud wall

    Hi guys. I plan to put up an internal wall in my house. The house has double cavity brick internal and external walls. I'm thinking of making the new internal wall double brick. Any recommendations/ thoughts regarding this idea?

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    Depends why you want double brick - do you want thermal mass or good soundproofing or some other benefit? If it's thermal mass, then brick wins; if not, then other options may be better/cheaper and not possibly require slab thickening.
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    timber is heaps cheaper. if your concerned about thermal or acoustic issues, you could always double sheet and/or rockwall... would still be cheaper than new footings.

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    Thanks PeteV and Master Splinter,

    To tell the truth, thermal mass is not the reason for my decision. The double brick wall will mostly be on the south side of the extension. The north side will have lots of glass. I was simply thinking about making the extension in the same fashion/ style as the original house (1930's brick bungalow) with double brick walls on footings (not slab).

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    If you want to match the thickness then use double 70mm thick leaves to keep the style, otherwise double brick internal walls is a real waste of money (IMHO)

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    What are the other finished walls in the house? If they are plastered then go with the stud option, if they are exposed brick then it would be better to match it!

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    thanks Pulse. FYI - Was only thinking of single brick wall internal. Is this possible? Single brick internal wall with solid plaster on both sides?

    Hi Jiggy. Thanks. All other internal walls are solid plaster. No exposed brick.

    Hmmm - Thanks all. Will prob go with single brick and stud wall option, on footings (not slab).

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