Bricks from PGH Bricks & Pavers are driving a new transformation in
home interiors with designers opting for edgy, contemporary finishes.
To meet the demand from new home buyers for lustrous, unique finishes in
their homes, designers are showing a preference for glazed bricks for use in a
number of modern additions including internal and external feature walls, water
features and alfresco open fire hearths and pits. Builders and designers have
the advantage of a broad palette to work with, given the variety of colours,
textures and glazes now available in bricks.
Award-winning home builder, Modernview Homes recently used a selection
of three bricks from the PGH ‘silver greys’ colour group in the construction of
their new display home, The Aria. Jason Agresta, director of Modernview Homes
explained that the bricks were an integral component of the build, enabling them
to successfully layer a variety of products and elements to achieve the final
Nobel, a fully glazed black brick from the PGH Academy collection was
used on the alfresco fireplace designed to be the dwelling’s focal point. The
double-sided brick fireplace is a striking centrepiece that acts as a divider,
screening the alfresco dining area from the outdoor lounge to create an
intimate, cosy environment.
The display home also features the light grey Aluminium from the PGH
Composite collection, which was selected to provide a neutral canvas while
Pewter from the PGH Alchemy Collection forms the perfect backdrop for the
integrated water feature at the home’s entrance with the metallic properties in
the brick creating a stunning visual artwork.
Modernview Homes’s designer, Gerard Barton chose the glazed black Nobel
face bricks to create a cosy and welcoming space that was also striking in
design. He also appreciates the transformation of the brick from a purely
external product to having a place among home interiors too.
Barton adds that the contemporary use of glazed bricks is gaining
momentum with the demand growing due to the sustainability of bricks in both
manufacture and energy-efficient home design.
Jenny Page, PGH Architectural Segment Manager comments that the display
home project has certainly sparked interest in the innovative and inventive use
of feature brick walls.