I was advised if you have a brick external wall there is no need to insulate between gyprock is this correct?
No, I would consider this bad advice. Insulation is important.
Comfort Level: Installing cavity wall insulation into a brick veneer wall can prevent up to 85% of heat transfer through the wall. your home will be warmer in winter and cooler in summer. Cavity wall insulation will also keep the interior of your walls warmer in winter, virtually eliminating condensation and mould problems.
Acoustics: Cavity wall insulation is also an acoustic insulator, protecting your home from unwanted exterior noise and reducing the impact of noise from within the home on your neighbours. This effect is most significant for windowless walls.
Up to 50% of heat loss can be through your walls.If your home has insulation in the ceiling and well- fitted and sealed insulating window coverings, but lacks wall insulation, over 50% of your heat loss can occur through the walls. So, insulating the walls can make a significant difference to the temperature in your home, and consequently to your comfort and heating/cooling bills.
Read this article. https://www.yourhome.gov.au/passive-design/insulation
Where I am in WA we have majority of homes built in double brick. Insulation is always installed in the cavity between the brick walls.
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Example of brick veneer installation showing insulation.
Def need insulation.
Who advised you?
Where are you, what is your climate? There might be things I am not familiar with in other climates.
My experience is in a location with very cold winters, below zero at night, and it can be very hot but not typically humid in summer. Some advice differs for tropical clinates where you don't need to keep a house warm but you do need to ventilate it as much as possible.
Otherwise, this is what I would say.
Lack of insulation not only makes a house harder to heat but increases condensation problems inside. It hot weather gyprock alone is not enough to stop the heat from external bricks adding to the heat of the interior.
Legit question, who advised you?
I'm concerned someone is trying to sell you something on the cheap. Been through it ourselves, with a builder inclined to advise 'you don't need it' and we had to rectify later. If it's something that isn't an easy DIY later you want to know now.
We had a brick veneer townhouse bought off the plan & builder didn’t plan to insulate apart from sarking but he let us put insulation batts in wall prior to gyprocking. Definitely get it done. Not hard to do & not expensive.