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Housing : September 2008
cutting-edge aesthetics for commercial and residential projects alike. It offers architects, designers and builders a wide selection of colours and textures that allow the creation of a broad range of aesthetic finishes using the one product. The range adds a contemporary edge to a more traditional style of masonry, making it ideally suited for use in composite façades and modern architectural styles popular today. The Artique range offers three vibrant textures: Classic -- a smooth and clean finish; Dynamic -- a textured finish created by splitting the block from the body; and Elegance -- an exposed aggregate creating a natural stone finish. Available in eight designer colours of Pearl, Porcelain, Nickel, Steel, Pewter, Shale, Pebble and Russet, this colour palette is enhanced by the effects of the various textures which create three tones or shades within each colour selection. Austral Bricks has also released the Lite-Stone range. Manufactured from thin stone sections, this lightweight feature achieves a total weight, once installed, of less than 29 kg per square metre. According to the manufacturer, this minimal weight allows simple adhesive- only application by professionals and do- it-yourselfers alike. Each Lite-Stone 'tile' is 400x125mm with thicknesses varying between 8mm and 15mm. Available in colours such as Valley Coal, Territory Slate, Tiger Sand and Calcite Blend, the range mixes well with contemporary architecture and puts the finishing touch to both internal and external architecture. Last but not least is Terraçade TN -- a modern take on an age-old building product. Using terracotta, a naturally robust, durable material offering a long lifespan, the façade system allows for innovative design. Smooth, modern terracotta façade tiles give warmth to a building while contrasting well with other materials such as the transparency of glass and the coolness of steel. Terraçade TN's natural colour variations enrich the character of any façade, rather than being a flat monotone manufactured colour. For more information visit www.australbricks.com.au or call 13 27 42. The Tecoblock System is a new, lightweight masonry system for the complete building of veneer and internal walls, columns and fencing. Tecoblock provides high quality, environmentally friendly and affordable building products for the residential and commercial building industries. the ultimate building solution 18 TARNARD DRIVE BRAESIDE VICTORIA AUSTRALIA 3195 CALL1300 832 625 WWW.TECOBLOCK.COM.AU External Finishes Feature Austral Bricks has released the following new generation bricks and masonry and façade products designed to bring any exterior to life: • Burlesque -- bricks available in five enticing colours: red, black, white, yellow and cobalt blue • Artique -- masonry range in three vibrant textures and eight different colours • Lite-Stone -- a lightweight stone product • Terraçade TN -- a range of smooth, modern terracotta façade tiles. The new generation H