Australia’s leading brick manufacturer, PGH Bricks & Pavers has introduced a new collection of exclusively designed house bricks in various natural Australian tones.

The new PGH Dry Pressed range consists of nine bricks in assorted Australian tones including Belgenny Brown, Gledswood Blend, Hawkesbury Bronze, Livingston Gold, Macarthur Mix, McGarvie Red, Megalong Valley Grey, Mowbray Blue and Wolverton Cream.

The latest addition is part of PGH’s efforts to observe design and construction trends and source different materials to create unique colours and textures that reflect distinctive individual style.

Featuring an architecturally solid appearance, the new Dry Pressed range epitomises brick manufacturing excellence with the high compression process providing a grainy, yet smooth and velvety appearance. Their extremely square arris is also an important part of their aesthetic appeal, allowing infinite possibilities when it comes to innovative architecture in both traditional and contemporary building.

PGH’s Dry Pressed bricks were recently recognised with the Masonry Contractors Award for Single Residential Brickwork, demonstrating perfectly how Dry Pressed bricks worked with modern architecture. The award-winning application sees the bricks used in a striking feature wall in a contemporary Sydney eastern suburbs home to create a dramatic entrance. The wall uses PGH Mowbray Blue face bricks in a Flemish bond, punctuated with random protrusions to create a sense of drama and scale.

Jenny Page, Colour and Design Professional and Architectural Account Manager observes that architects and designers are using brickwork in new and innovative ways that can be seen in some award-winning projects. She adds that the beauty of the Dry Pressed range lies in its modularity, which can be used to create unique interior or exterior design.

PGH’s Dry Pressed bricks are sustainable and recyclable with bricks made from natural materials; energy efficient with the bricks creating thermal and acoustically efficient homes; low maintenance with the enduring colour ensuring painting is not required; flexible with the comprehensive colour range and smooth finish of dry pressed bricks easy to use in any building design; strong and safe with durable, non-combustible and termite-resistant characteristics, and no risk of rot or decay; and cost effective, with the low maintenance material minimising ongoing costs.

The PGH Dry Pressed range is produced in the standard working brick size of 230mmL x 110mmW x 76mmH. The Mowbray Blue and Gledswood Blend bricks from the range also come in splits of 230mmL x 110mmW x 50mmH.