New architectural trends have transformed traditional applications of masonry blockwork in the design of exterior and interior spaces.
PGH Bricks has developed a range of bricks called Pure Linens. Crafted by artisans in a small Australian country town, these stylish bricks bring the essence of the countryside to modern city living.
This Federation-era house is located in a heritage conservation area where building-rules apply not only to the main streetscape presentation of the dwellings, but also to the rear resulting in many bland additions over the years.
3D Wall Panels provide an ideal option for bringing a new element of texture to your outdoors living space or alfresco area.
With origins dating back to the late-1800s, pressed metal finishes are still very popular with today’s designers and home renovators.
MaxiFloor and TecBeam can provide an affordable alternative to traditional concrete and steel buildings and offers builders and home renovators the option and flexibility to explore lightweight construction as a real alternative to concrete slab floors without compromising any performance criteria.
Australian walling system manufacturer AFS Systems recently announced that its rediwall® system now has CodeMark® Certification.
There is a preference for building products that help create architectural design motifs: modern looks require more design variation using modern materials, such as James Hardie’s range of Premium Fibre Cement Cladding, including the large panel format of Matrix Cladding, or the vertical lines of Axon Cladding.
PGH Bricks’ range of Honestly Artisan bricks is designed for those who desire the integrity of a sandstock brick style. These solid bricks have been handcrafted in Australia – complete with an imperfect, roughened surface.
Home renovators can achieve the natural aesthetic of raw concrete with DECO’s new decorative finishing – DecoCrete. This new finish on aluminium extrusions and sheets offers a concrete look that can be used for many home renovating applications.
A survey of 3000 people by homebuilder Henley Homes found 31% say a private place to paddle is among the most desirable outdoor features. An alfresco or outside barbecue area is also on the list, with 33% saying a house needs the increasingly popular “outdoors room” for them to consider purchasing.
The recent innovation of architects and designers in their creative use of brick and tile, submitted for the 2019 Think Brick Award, has seen a resurgence of materials that have been long overlooked in the creation of contemporary builds and home renovation