Clay bricks and pavers manufacturer, PGH Bricks & Pavers won recognition at the annual Horbury Hunt Awards after their products were featured in winning and commended entries.
Held recently in Melbourne, the Horbury Hunt Awards, run by industry body Think Brick recognises excellence and innovation in built projects and the collaboration of the project team including the architect/designer, builder, masonry contractor and brick manufacturer to deliver architectural outcomes.
Products from PGH Bricks & Pavers were featured in a winning entry and in two Highly Commended entries in three project categories.
Traditional style bricks from PGH were featured in the award winning Corner Store Café entry in the Horbury Hunt Outdoor category. The brief for the restoration of the Heritage Listed Café was to maintain the feel of an earlier era while giving the café a modern alfresco look.
Bricks from the PGH Dry Pressed Macarthur Mix together with bullnose accessories were used to create and deliver a design palette to render the classic appearance of a bygone era. The original building blends seamlessly with the new extensions offering a distinctive and signature look.
As part of the restoration, bricks were also used as pavers to recreate the heritage look and feel of the café. The use of brickwork in a versatile way also forms part of the existing furniture within the cafe.
According to PGH Bricks & Pavers Product Marketing Manager, Will Caswell, it was great to see the architects specifying and designing with PGH bricks win a Horbury Hunt Award and being Highly Commended.
PGH bricks also won recognition with the Highly Commended Boston Street House entry in the Horbury Hunt Residential category.
Working against a budget, the modern brick home was built using interior and exterior face bricks to bring the outdoors inside. The unique brickwork in the centre courtyard sets an atmosphere within the property by opening out the interior living space. A unique brick pizza oven is another highlight in the open social area.
PGH bricks also featured in a second high commendation entry in the Horbury Hunt Commercial category with the Carrum Downs Police Station entry, a Victorian joint project by Kerstin Thompson Architect using materials from PGH Bricks & Pavers and three other manufacturers.