Brick Selection for New Homes

Posted: 2015-07-09

The exterior of your home should really set the tone for the rest of the design. With bricks making up such a large component of the outside of a building it is important to choose the right colour and texture.
Colour and texture variation is part of the natural appeal of clay bricks and pavers. Whether your design is contemporary or conventional, the colours of the brick you choose with have a big impact on the feel of your home.
D.R. Gordon Building's showroom selection of bricks tick all the right boxes in being affordable, contemporary or traditional style to everyday living. From fashion colours to classic creams to choose from, establishing an individual style in your new home couldn’t be easier.

Colour & Texture
Bricks come in a variety of colours and textures to help create the look and style of your home. Brick colours range from light neutral tones to deep dark shades. Brick textures include Smooth, Velour, Torn, Rolled, Tumbled, Fritted, Mexi, Pearl and Splitface.
Red Bricks: Great for heritage style homes by adding some authenticity and traditional character to the exterior of your home.
Cream Bricks: Perfect for modern exteriors that utilize a combination of finishes from warm tone render colours and stacked stone features. This colour tone also works well for light toned heritage style facades that blend timber cladding and heritage features.
Tan Bricks: Designed for heritage facades, offering a warm tone options with many variations from speckled finishes to more textured options.
Brown Bricks: One of the fasted growing colours in the world of bricks is dark brown. This versatile option offers a bold and dramatic, modern finish that can be paired with everything from brown tone renders to grey feature stone.
Bold Bricks: O.K, this may be a little out there for an entire house but used as a feature on the façade, combined with another more subtle colour it can really add some drama to a home design.

Did you know Bricks come in different sizes? The standard brick is 76mm high however they can also come in a slimmer 50mm high version or larger 162mm high brick. Use for the entire house or in patterns, window sills, feature walls, formal areas, fireplaces and architectural details.

You may be surprised to know the colour and type of mortar joint (between the bricks) can have a striking impact on the look of your bricks.

Common Mortar Colours

  • White or off white
  • Cream or buff
  • Natural or grey
  • Coloured mortar to match the brick colour

Common Mortar Joints

  • Ironed
  • Raked
  • Flush

The design of your home’s exteriors comes down to personal preference and armed with the above information we are sure you will be well equipped to choose the right brick for your home.
D.R. Gordon Building showroom has samples of the latest bricks on offer and can provide you with a list of homes constructed with any brick type you may be interested in. This will assist you in making your selection by seeing it on a larger scale. When you come to the time of making your colour and selections we include a 3 hour colour consult with an experienced Interior Design Consult. It’s all part of the D.R. Gordon Building package for a stress free building experience.

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