Take your pick of bricks
THE expanding range of brick styles means they no longer just serve a functional purpose.
Vibrant colours and a variety of sizes are becoming an increasingly popular choice for people looking to add a creative look to their home’s foundation.
“With advances in manufacturing techniques, the spectrum of brick colour and texture is broader than ever before,” PGH Bricks & Pavers spokeswoman Michelle Gissel says.
“An extensive range gives homeowners and renovators the opportunity to creatively juxtapose different colours and textures to create unique design features.”
Gissel says there are many benefits to choosing bricks.
“Unlike painted or stained materials, which require regular re-finishing and upkeep, brick is a durable material that holds its colour and requires little maintenance,” she says.
“Coloured bricks are ideal for feature walls and adding texture and visual interest to entrances, alfresco areas, kitchens and foyers.
“We are also seeing the return of natural brown bricks, but in darker shades than the traditional browns of the 1970s.”
PGH Bricks has recently released a slimline linear collection of its glazed bricks in 25 colours.
“Slimmer bricks can be used to create smooth lines, sharper corners and texture for standout interiors and exteriors,” Gissel says. See more options at pghbricks.com.au
An outdoor kitchen featuring vibrant wasabi-coloured PGH bricks. Right: the new collection of slimline linear bricks.