The price difference
The price difference between stone, rounded log and glued timber is very noticeable. When choosing to use stone for house building, you will face additional costs. High-quality brick is not cheap and its price several times higher than the price of a rounded log or glued timber. Besides, when building a stone house, it is necessary to place a deep foundation with high bearing capacity, because the weight of the brick implies the need of an extra firm foundation. High thermal conductivity is the reason for the construction of thick walls. This means, that if you live in such climate condition, where cold and high humid weather prevails at least 6 months a year, it is not enough to lay 1-brick thick outer walls, it is necessary to carry out extra finishing works. Brick requires architectural cladding and exterior works. The exception would be rustic-looking buildings in an industrial style, where certain sections of the stonework can remain unprocessed. Brick has another drawback - increased susceptibility to humid. A long break in domestic heating will require significant efforts to restore the microclimate on the premises. Therefore, brick houses are not recommended as a place of temporary accommodation. Long-term non-use leads to raising humidity level, causing a problem in heating the house afterward.