Renovating a semi-detached cottage with PGH bricks

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.

Lightweight flooring and walling materials

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.

Scyon™ wall panels offer an alternative to brick

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.

Authentic artisan design bricks

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.

Survey of home buyers reveals what features are important

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.

Home renovating ideas with brick and tile

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

Solid glass brick in four colours made in Florence

Glass Brick Company recently introduced VetroPieno, a 100% solid compact glass brick that brings together the appeal of traditional bricks and the transparency and luminosity of glass. Manufactured in Florence, by the world’s leading glass brick manufacturer Seves, VetroPieno is available in four colours.

Vent windows for glass bricks

Installing a glass block window no longer means compromising on fresh air and ventilation. The Glass Brick Company can now install your glass brick window with a vent window allowing for free air flow.