Building products group Brickworks expects to maintain its half year profit growth into the full year as a continuing property boom on the east coast fuels record demand for its products.

Australia’s largest maker of bricks and tiles posted its best-ever first half revenue of $358 million in the main building products division and said the short-term outlook was very positive, helped by residential building activity in Sydney, Melbourne and southeast Queensland. “We are very confident the east coast can run…