InBrick™ from PGH Bricks & Pavers™ gives architects, builders and developers even greater choice when it comes to building at height with brick. InBrick is an inlay brick system that embeds genuine clay brick tiles into precast concrete panels, providing the look and feel of brick, with its durable aesthetic, to precast concrete. It combines brick’s choice and design flexibility with the inherent qualities, construction benefits and ability of precast concrete to take virtually any shape.
Concrete is a defining construction material for contemporary design and with InBrick the look of brick can now be used to stunning effect in the design and construction of concrete structures. InBrick is available in a huge range of colours and textures, as well as multiple sizes. And because it’s brick and the colour is fired in, you get incredibly consistent, rich and durable colour. InBrick offers a genuine brick finish for projects where precast concrete panels are required and allows innovative, complex and precise bond patterns to be brought to life quickly and cost effectively, resulting in stunning brickwork elevations.
For architects InBrick means greater design flexibility. It provides a structural design solution using conventional precast methods that accommodates arches, headers, soffits, and multiple coursing patterns and brick sizes. The range of colours, sizes and textures on offer, from traditional brick finishes to precision look glazed options, is limitless … meaning anything is possible.
According to Rob Sindel, Managing Director of CSR, “One of the most impressive things about InBrick is its speed of install and versatility. It can be used on high-rise buildings and at angles or in arches, or overhead for soffits and ceilings. And the large range of colours, textures and different brick sizes, means architects and designers have a huge choice.”
For developers and builders, InBrick provides a structural design solution using conventional precast methods of installation and doesn’t require additional labour on site or post installation surface treatment. Mr Sindel says; “Inbrick is quick and easy to install. Being manufactured offsite and delivered ready to install, construction times are reduced, which means considerable cost efficiencies.”
For precast contractors who want fast cycle times, InBrick provides a tried and tested system that reduces labour time and is easy to handle and assemble, unlike anything else on the market. InBrick can be assembled on any bed, without the need for a subfloor or specialised forms and the single use design means no liner wash-down is required between cycles and no dedicated brick bed allocation.
InBrick can accommodate any brick shape or size and is supported by a range of accessories designed to make assembly easier and faster. It can be used for a variety of project applications – pre-cast, tilt-up or cast in place and is ideal for repeat panels. And because it has a genuine brick finish, InBrick is very low maintenance.
The benefits of InBrick are many, including:
- Achieves a real brick look and feel
- Design flexibility with limitless range of brick colours and textures to choose from
- Accommodates arches, headers, soffits and multiple coursing patterns and brick sizes
- Combines the aesthetic of brick with the benefits of precast concrete
- Cost-effective way of achieving intricate brick detailing
- Easy to install with accelerated construction and enclosure times
- Extensive design and technical support from PGH Bricks & Pavers - one of Australia’s largest brick manufacturers
Combining the choice and design flexibility of brick with the inherent qualities, construction benefits and ability of precast concrete to take virtually any shape, InBrick from PGH Bricks & Pavers is going to revolutionise how architects, builders and developers look at using brick at height.