Austral Bricks officially opened its exciting new Design Studio in Richmond yesterday.  The Design Studio showcases Austral Bricks’ latest products in vibrant, imaginative displays and is a fantastic resource for specialised building materials.

Situated at the heart of Melbourne’s new design precinct in Richmond the, 1000 square meter, Design Studio has been designed by leading architects BKK, with plenty of parking space and good access to public transport links.  The Design Studio is open six days a week; 8am – 5pm, Monday to Friday and 10am – 4pm on Saturdays.

The aim of the Design Studio is to ease the selection process by bringing together the biggest range of Australia’s bricks and complementary building products, innovatively displayed together under one roof.

The Design Studio features building products from Australia’s leading brands including Austral Bricks, Bowral, Daniel Robertson and Nubrik. As well as a large range of bricks, timber, stone, roofing materials, precast concrete, masonary and a whole host of other complimentary products will be featured.

Visitors are encouraged to browse through the displays, with a coffee in hand, to gain inspiration for projects. With expert sales consultants always on hand to give help and advice, the Design Studio is a fantastic resource for architects, designers and builders. Specialised bricks and construction materials for projects can be easily sourced and clients can join in as part of the selection process.

Rebecca Makdissi, Sales Consultant at the Design Studio says that for architects, designers and builders should be encouraged by the great facilities, to bring their clients into the studio to be inspired.  "There is a meeting/function room which can be booked for client meetings. There are also aisle bench tops specifically designed to facilitate large project plans being laid out with ease.”

Rebecca also adds, of the inspirational and air conditioned space, "The studio will obviously evolve as new products and trends are launched maintaining the excellence of the presentation.”

Richard West, Austral Bricks Victorian Marketing Manager, agrees that the Design Studio is a great place for architects and designers to seek inspiration and source bricks and building materials with their clients.  He says "We have already had a great response to the studio with clients appreciating the convenience of all the product ranges in the one location and the creative manner in which they have been displayed.”

The Design Studio offers customers the opportunity to see a huge range of quality products first hand and offers a range of useful services such as colour matching and technical specification assistance. Richard says that "Architects and designers will be able to see first-hand Bowral and Melbourne 50 series, the Elements and Ultra Smooth ranges as well as the latest colours and styles from Bristile Roofing, Austral Masonry and Auswest Timbers.” The special feature displays have already attracted a lot of attention from visitors.