New Slimline Bricks
Home builders in Victoria & WA can now choose from Boral’s expanded bricks range, aimed at increasing design options and achieving a point of difference. Boral’s 50mm Slimline bricks, provides the opportunity to utilise different proportions to create visual interest.
Boral’s increased selection of slimline format bricks is meeting a trend for interior and exterior features in residential buildings such as facades, entrances, formal areas and fireplaces. The Boral range allows you to mix and match through colour, texture and size.
Design Consultant Judy Dymond said the expanded bricks ranges is a response to the growing importance and use of composite elements in architectural style. At the present time, there is a strong direction in architecture for rectangular proportions which the 50mm shape reinforces.
“By providing companion products across three brick ranges, it gives the opportunity to deliver simple solutions by using different formats. This helps creates visual interest and enhances architectural styles, especially the strong trend for composite design.”
The flatter, elongated bricks are also used for creating decorative effects, such as banding and corbelling in walls and pillars, giving a strong design edge to residential and commercial buildings.
Slimline Brick History
The proportions of the slimline brick bear a striking similarity to the bricks used by the ancient Romans.
The Romans made bricks that were long and flat with the name of the emperor and the date stamped into the surface of the brick. Bricks were used to make many Roman private and civic buildings, the majority of which were later covered in marble. The marble has long since been removed, but the brick is still intact and readily observable.
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