The most traditional type of construction in Brazil is masonry. When we think about building a house or an establishment, the first format that comes to mind is this.
Masonry houses are constructions made of cement, bricks or concrete blocks, mortar, beams and columns of iron and water, of course. Masonry is one of the safest types of construction and is perfect for those who dream of having a modern house that can follow either a traditional and classic line or a more rustic or even industrial model, since there is the possibility of inserting together with masonry materials such as wood, stone, metal and glass, plus the option of leaving the bricks apparent.
But before hitting the hammer and choosing masonry for your design, keep an eye on the advantages and disadvantages of this style of construction.
Advantages and disadvantages of masonry houses
But why, after all, do Brazilians like construction projects and masonry so much? This construction model has lower maintenance costs than wood houses, for example, they are easier to design and create extensions, if needed, as well as being more resilient and offering greater durability.
The materials that make up a masonry house are also easier to find. Another advantage, already mentioned before, but worth mentioning is the different possibilities and freedom that this type of construction offers, such as projects with two or more decks and customized external areas, such as balconies.
The manpower for building masonry houses is also cheaper and easier to find. Masonry houses also have a higher commercial value, and are also ideal for those who intend to build as an investment.
Regarding the disadvantages, the main one is the waste of material that is constant in this type of construction, besides the accumulation of rubble, which ends up making it necessary to hire buckets. Another disadvantage is the construction time which is much higher compared to other methods.
But for those in a hurry, there is the option of pre-fabricated masonry houses, where the blocks are pre-cast and allocated together to be transported to the site. The prefabricated masonry structures can also rely on wood and steel in their composition to make construction safer. The main advantage is in the construction time it can take between three and five months to get ready.
When it comes to pricing masonry houses, the main difference is in the workforce. The conventional and structural models of masonry houses may have a total value, including labor, but without finishing, between R $ 20 thousand and up to R $ 100 thousand, depending on the size of the house, the number of rooms and materials used.
The prefabricated houses can be between R $ 15 thousand and up to R $ 90 thousand, nothing much different from each other. Here, what counts is the completion time of the work.
Masonry house: 60 inspiring models
Now that you know the characteristics of masonry houses, look at some inspirations and models of buildings built in block and cement:
Picture 1 - Facade of house of masonry where it was possible to include in the finishing stones and panels of wood.
Picture 2 - Modern masonry house with two floors and balcony, besides the internal garage.
Picture 3 - View of the entrance of masonry house in contemporary style with two floors and exclusive garden.
Picture 4 - Model of masonry house where it was included the use of bricks in sight, balcony, covered garage and garden in the eaves of the facade.
Picture 5 - Inspiration of prefabricated masonry house with highlight to the brick wall and to the roof coupled perfectly to the construction.
Picture 6 - Idea of small and modern masonry house with windows on the facade and iron gate to the garage entrance.
Picture 7 - A charming model of masonry house construction with classic and delicate style; highlight to the wooden gate at the entrance.
Picture 8 - The modern house in masonry gained prominence with the wood panels to take advantage of the entrance of natural light.
Picture 9 - Prefabricated small semi-detached masonry houses with space for garage.
Picture 10 - Model of masonry house with two floors, gate to garage and gate for social entrance.
Picture 11 - Elegant house made of masonry with stone details and large windows facing the facade.
Picture 12 - Simple and small house in masonry with two floors and yard overlooking the integrated room.
Picture 13 - Elegant masonry house with two floors and minimalist facade.
Image 14 - Inspiration of pre-fabricated masonry house with external rooms and contemporary façade.
Image 15 - Inspiration of prefabricated masonry house with external rooms and contemporary façade.
Picture 16 - View of the garden to the masonry house with balcony.
Picture 17 - Masonry house with colonial roof and balcony in the front room.
Image 18 - Facade of simple masonry house; highlight the bars that reinforce the security of the property.
Picture 19 - Masonry house with central garden; the exposed concrete blocks stand out in this construction.
Picture 20 - Masonry house with central garden; the exposed concrete blocks stand out in this construction.
Image 21 - Facade of a small masonry house finished in natural concrete.
Image 22 - Prefabricated masonry house model with colonial roof and internal garage.
Image 23 - Prefabricated masonry house model with colonial roof and internal garage.
Picture 24 - The combination of brick, wood and concrete was perfect on the facade of the masonry house.
Picture 25 - Modern masonry house with two floors and upper balcony.
Image 26 - Inspiration from small, simple and beautiful masonry house, as many people dream.
Picture 27 - Another model of house of small masonry for you to be inspired, this one has brick finishing in sight on the facade and lawn garden to the corner of the land.
Picture 28 - House masonry masonry built in contemporary style.
Picture 29 - Masonry house full of details on the facade.
Image 30 - Facade overlooking the garden of the masonry house; highlighting the details in stone and the large windows of the property.
Picture 31 - Small and simple masonry house in rustic style.
Image 32 - Inspiration of masonry house with folding glass door allowing access between the garden and the integrated rooms.
Picture 33 - Small masonry house with two floors and open terrace with ceramic brick finish.
Image 34 - Small masonry house with two floors and open terrace with ceramic brick finish.
Picture 35 - Modern masonry house with internal garage and two floors.
Image 36 - Facade of a modern and minimalist masonry house with wooden gate to the internal garage.
Image 37 - Facade of a modern and minimalist masonry house with wooden gate to the internal garage.
Picture 38 - Prefabricated masonry house with structures in apparent steel and colonial roof.
Picture 39 - Another modern house in masonry with industrial details and rooms integrated in the ground floor of the property.
Picture 40 - What a delicate and comfortable design of masonry house! The building has a garden at the entrance and a balcony upstairs.
Picture 41 - What a delicate and comfortable design of masonry house! The building has a garden at the entrance and a balcony upstairs.
Picture 42 - The large glass windows gave a modern look to the masonry house.
Picture 43 - The exposed brick blocks ensured a charming rustic touch to this masonry house.
Image 44 - View of the entrance of the masonry house with concrete block finish.
Image 45 - Highlight for the finishing of this masonry house with gray bricks.
Image 46 - Highlight for the finishing of this masonry house with gray bricks.
Picture 47 - The entrance of this house gained a touch of elegance and coziness with the use of the brick in sight and the project of illumination.
Picture 48 - House of masonry with corridor of concrete blocks of concrete; special lighting on the façade.
Image 49 - A different and creative design for this masonry house.
Picture 50 - House earthen of masonry; a simple but very cozy and inviting design.
Image 51 - Facade of the masonry house clad in wood and brick.
Image 52 - Modern masonry house in shades of gray and white.
Picture 53 - Gourmet space of a masonry house with rustic and inviting design.
Picture 54 - Facade of small and cozy masonry house with social entrance and garage entrance.
Picture 55 - Super stylish masonry house with balcony on the top floor and stone finishes.
Image 56 - Facade of a masonry house without walls, nor gate, ideal for closed condominiums.
Image 57 - Large masonry house with two floors, garden and internal garage.
Image 58 - Large masonry house with two floors, garden and internal garage.
Image 59 - Large masonry house with two floors, garden and internal garage.