Concrete blocks from Austral Masonry played an integral role in the construction of a new home located along the fringes of Melbourne’s inner suburbs.

A masonry block-infused home designed by MRTN Architects, the Fairfield Hacienda stands out amongst streets filled with Victorian villas and Californian-style bungalows with its mixed materials construction combining masonry blocks, lightly-stained wooden ceilings, tiles, and a range of walling and cladding materials.

Austral Masonry concrete blocks feature prominently in the internal as well as external living areas of this family home.

While simple rugged grey blocks provide elemental protection for a courtyard that acts as an extension of the living and dining areas that open onto it, Architec honed blocks enclose the front living and public entertaining areas of the home before giving way to a variety of other materials in the private areas of the family home. Both sets of masonry blocks have helped to create an inviting facade that lends an air of permanence to this family residence.

Architec concrete masonry blocks are created with high quality sands and aggregates in New South Wales.

Austral Masonry is part of the Brickworks Building Products Group, one of Australia’s largest manufacturers of roof tiles, bricks, pavers, masonry blocks, retaining wall systems, precast concrete panels, facade systems and landscaping products.