Bluegrass Brick Council

Why choose brick? Clay brick provides the best protection from storms and fire.

It takes over 1.5 hours for fire to penetrate clay brick, whereas other building materials like vinyl and stucco won't last 30 minutes. When it comes to tornados and severe weather causing flying debris, you can count on clay brick to protect your home. The cost of a four-sided brick home in Louisville, KY is 17.2% cheaper than stone, 2.4% cheaper than stucco, and 3% cheaper than wood siding. Brick comes in a ton of different colors, shapes, and sizes to build the fortress of your dreams. Learn more reasons why your next build should be brick!

  • Low Maintenance
  • Unbeatable Fire Rating
  • Energy Efficient
  • Ideal Storm Protection
  • Extremely Durable
  • Sustainable & Stylish
  • Doesn't Fade In Color
  • 100% Recyclable
  • Built To Last Generations
  • Boosts Resale Value

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A white brick home with roses in the surrounding flowerbeds, with a mocha roof

Stories From Our Brick Influencers

BIA Influencers are here to share why they chose brick for storm protections, and the benefits of building with brick in Kentucky and Indiana.  Check out all of BIA's Influencer Collaborations here.

A bricked entryway

Kentucky Realtor and Bustom Home Designer, Tera, wrote a fantastic blog detailing the reasons she encourages her clients to build with brick.  Check out her reel of trendy brick accents.

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Brendt, brick influencer, poses in front of her brick home

Brick influencer, Brendt shared a reel covering the top 5 reasons she chose to build with brick. One of the main reasons is to stay safe during tornados!

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a bricked patio and pool

Indiana-based home influencer, Adrienne is passionate about home design after building her dream home from the bottom up. She regularly shares home building tips and trends, including a reel detailing her top reasons for building with brick with her clients to help them build the home of their dreams.

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a brick den

Krista made a reel and post showing off her brick accent wall, fireplace, and kitchen backsplash in her beautiful ranch home in Kentucky. She used brick that was fired in her neighbors backyard in 1865! Brick is 100% recyclable and can be reused in interior and exterior builds.

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