What is Reverse Brick Veneer?
Reverse brick veneer, is when the bricks (the thermal mass) are placed on the inside of the structural framing. The outside of the home has some form of cladding on the outside, and there is a layer of insulation between the cladding and the brickwork on the inside.
The heat and cold from the outdoors is not transmitted into the home as the bricks are protected from the external weather conditions.
In winter, the bricks on the inside of the home can store the heat that is coming into the room (either from windows, or from heaters) and radiate it back into the room when it is needed. The insulation behind the bricks stops the precious heat from escaping.
In summer, keeping the windows and doors closed means that heat doesn’t enter the home as easily, and the thermal mass acts to cool the interior. At night, you simply open the windows to allow the cooler air to dissipate any heat in the brickwork.
Reverse brick veneer is very attractive and can be rendered or covered with plasterboard.