Grand blocks for grand designs
Forget the days of the grey concrete eyesore in the back-of-beyond! The cement block of today has assumed a whole new look and personality.
Intricate or plain, honed or rustic, this new range of decorative blocks has taken us from concrete aversion to a love affair as architects and stylists put the decorative block at the forefront of their designs.
With this huge resurgence in popularity, cement blocks are being specified in more projects than ever before - and Midland Brick has been at the lead of this revival.
There’s choice – lots of it.
From spectacular architectural homes to geometric screens - and from minimalist to intricate - decorative blocks are influencing home styles and landscapes all over Perth. It’s not just external; the decorative block offers amazing opportunities inside as well, from feature walls and fireplaces to wine cellars and contemporary kitchens.
As the cement decorative block is a manufactured product, its size, shape and strength can be engineered for specific applications. This makes them highly adaptable and versatile across a wide range of construction applications, and with the colours, texture and shapes of these decorative blocks, concrete isn't just a practical option; it's an inspiring one too.
The building blocks of style
Cement blocks have been in use since the 1830s but didn't become popular until the American Art-Deco period of the 1930s. Then, during the 1950s through to the 1970s, blocks regained popularity when the Modernist and Brutalist Architecture styles were at their peak.
These days, Midland’s decorative blocks are not just being chosen for some amazing architectural houses, but increasingly for iconic developments like the Fiona Stanley Hospital and Optus Stadium.
Whether you’re designing a 60,000-seat stadium or a simple garden wall, Midland Brick has a decorative block to suit. From the most stylish to the simplest cement grey, you can choose from a range of patterns, colours and textures and even have special blocks made-to-order.
So, when you’re ready to discover the best decorative blocks in Perth, visit your nearest Midland Brick display centre in Middle Swan, Joondalup and Homebase Subiaco or view our range online.