PGH Bricks & Pavers introduces two new colours to its popular
Connoisseur Collection of bricks. PGH has also simultaneously launched the new
Presto Connoisseur Collection as a complementary range.
Natural, earthy tones are trending in current building design,
reflecting softness and rawness. Featuring natural colours with muted tones and
a soft matte finish, the PGH Connoisseur Collection continues to meet the
aesthetic demands of this design trend with the addition of two new colours,
Vanilla Ice and Porcini.
Displaying a similar earthy sophistication, the new complementary Presto
Connoisseur Collection consists of three products, Presto Liquorice, Presto
Nougat and Presto Oyster, each product rich in colour and character, and made
in a different size to offer the flexibility of mixing and matching to create
unique brick wall designs. Larger in height than those from the Connoisseur Collection,
the Presto range has a working size of 230mm L x 110mm H x 162mm W compared to the
standard brick size of 230mm L x 110mm H x 76mm W.
The muted solid colours of the Connoisseur Collection make the bricks perfect
for creating subtle sophistication in any home design. Matte finishes are
popular not only for the soft and raw feel but also the minimal ongoing
maintenance required. The natural matte finish of the Connoisseur Collection
works beautifully with timber, stone and steel.
PGH Bricks & Pavers Design Exponent, Kathy Demos explains that the
soft and raw vibes of matte finishes are trending in building products and
design as well as in the automotive sector, which has introduced matte paint
finishes in high-end cars. A matte finish has the ability to blend in more seamlessly
into the environment than bolder, glossy finishes and colours; however, its
subtlety does not go unnoticed, actually drawing attention beyond the surface
to the detail and texture of the brick.
The raw earthy tone, which is achieved by rendering the colour almost
neutral, makes a strong connection between the foundations of the earth and the
foundations of the building. The Connoisseur Collection creates an elegant
exterior that can be enjoyed for a long time without any maintenance
Bricks provide thermal mass, a key part of passive design that is proven
to keep a home at a comfortable temperature all year round, reducing the need
for heating and cooling devices, which in turn decreases electricity loads and
provides cost savings. In addition to enabling energy efficient building design,
bricks also offer design flexibility, acoustic insulation and durability.
The Connoisseur Collection is made from natural clay and shale using
recycled water and is kiln-fired with natural gas in a controlled environment
focused on recycling heat and waste materials. Each brick will continue to hold
its environmental characteristics for its entire building lifecycle, and can
also be recycled at the end of the building’s life.
The Connoisseur Collection is available in SA, VIC and TAS. The seven
subtle colours in the Connoisseur and Presto Connoisseur collection include
Nougat, Vanilla Ice, Oyster, Porcini, Caffe Latte, Aubergine and Liquorice.