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
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