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Double Courtyard House by Stuart Vokes and Aaron Peters uses a blend of five bricks from the PGH Bricks & Pavers™ range. The design features a nuanced colour combination and has an incredible reactivity to light. Photography: Christopher Frederick Jones.

Crafted brick ranges from PGH Bricks

Boral Bricks has combined with PGH Bricks & Pavers

Boral Bricks and CSR Bricks joined in 2015 and are now trading as PGH Bricks & Pavers™. The new PGH brick range is extremely diverse and colourful. From PGH’s Dry Pressed, Smooth and Metallic collections to the Sandstocks and Glazed range, architects, designers and specifiers now have more choices than ever.

Renowned architects make their mark with PGH bricks

Brisbane architecture practice Vokes and Peters has been specifying PGH bricks for more than 12 years to create high-impact brickwork.

“We regularly incorporate brickwork as the principal material of our projects. This has created continuity across our body of work and our use of brick has become integral to our practice,” says Stuart Vokes, co-director at Vokes and Peters. 

“PGH Bricks & Pavers has helped execute these designs time and again, with a well-rounded range and a team that consistently offers flexibility and solutions within the project budget.” 

Vokes and Peters used PGH bricks to create the Double Courtyard House. This humble home was designed for a family that spans three generations and two continents, and provides a base for them in Brisbane. 

“We’re often asked what our ‘perfect’ brick would be. There isn’t one, and this project is a good example of that,” says Stuart.

“Each brick is like a stroke of paint on a canvas that contributes to an overall composition. The result was achieved by working with PGH, using their broad product range and ability to be flexible. The finish of a brick blend is almost impossible to replicate with just one brick; it would lose authenticity.”

To accommodate the client’s preference and budget, PGH Bricks & Pavers worked closely with Vokes and Peters to develop a blend of five different bricks, each presenting a different face texture and colour. It consisted of approximately 40% Dry Pressed bricks in Macarthur Mix and Mowbray Blue, and Sandstocks in Blackett, and 60% extruded bricks, using Smooth bricks in Copper Glow and Black and Tan.

“This mixed palette created an incredible reactivity to light and a wonderfully nuanced colour combination. It allowed us to achieve the level of perfect imperfection that the client was seeking,” says Stuart. 

New PGH Bricks & Pavers website

The new PGH Bricks & Pavers website is a one-stop resource for product information, general advice and brick design ideas. With a comprehensive listing of leading case studies, it offers boundless inspiration for architects and builders seeking to incorporate the beauty of brick into modern residential and commercial designs.