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Housing : September 2008
HOUSING SEPTEMBER 2008 107 The task of selecting the right brick colour can be daunting. The type of brick you choose with your clients will define the look of their home, so it is important to get it right. PGH Bricks and PaversTM continue to embrace the power of colour and has recently launched its new blue/black brick, Blue Steel Flash. In keeping with modern trends Blue Steel Flash lends itself as the perfect accompaniment to timber, glass and steel. With a long-lasting finish and dark metallic face, Blue Steel Flash provides for excellent quality and design. With imagination, Blue Steel Flash can challenge conventional design thinking to create unique, architectural designs. Architects and builders can use Blue Steel Flash as a feature or to highlight a design element. The Blue Steel Flash product has a wire-cut face and is suitable for today's modern home designs, but it can also be used to match the blue/black bricks of yesterday which is usually reserved for expensive dry press products. Blue Steel Flash combines good looks with all the benefits of brick. PGH is committed to sustainability in construction, and its products are recyclable, energy efficient, and made from clay and shale which are natural materials. Because of brick's energy efficiency, Blue Steel Flash is ideal for use in commercial projects such as public buildings and retirement homes where it is important to minimise running costs and other ongoing maintenance costs as they directly affect the bottom line of running the business. Clay bricks have inherent thermal mass, which means with proper sustainable design principles, they can retain much of the energy they absorb. This cuts down on a building's need for mechanical heating and cooling, thereby reducing energy consumption while also reducing environmentally damaging greenhouse gas emissions. Moreover, because the colour of brick is baked in, they possess enduring colour so you won't need to repaint every few years to keep them looking good. Combine the good looks of Blue Steel Flash and the energy efficiency you get with bricks to build your next project. Blue Steel Flash is available with short lead times. For more information visit www.pghbricks.com.au or call 13 15 79. A new blue/black brick on the market combines all the benefits of brick while displaying modern good looks. a flash of colour ADVERTORIAL Blue Steel Flash: • is the perfect accompaniment to timber, glass and steel • can challenge conventional design thinking to create unique, architectural designs, and can be used to highlight a design element • can retain much of the energy they absorb, reducing the need for artificial heating and cooling -- saving on energy consumption and greenhouse gas emmissions • won't need to be repainted every few years to keep looking good. A modern face H