Brick Design Trends: Slimline Bricks

Posted on 20 Oct 2017

Bigger isn’t always better

Home builders in WA can choose from Midland Brick's expansive brick range, aimed at increasing design options and achieving a point of difference. Midland's 50mm Slimline bricks, provides the opportunity to utilise different proportions to create visual interest.

Midland Brick's selection of Georgian slimline bricks is meeting a trend for interior and exterior features in residential buildings such as facades, entrances, formal areas and fireplaces. The Midland Brick range allows you to mix and match through colour, texture and size.

Design Consultant Judy Dymond said the expanded brick ranges is a response to the growing importance and use of composite elements in architectural style. At the present time, there is a strong direction in architecture for rectangular proportions which the 50mm shape reinforces.

The flatter, elongated bricks are also used for creating decorative effects, such as banding and corbelling in walls and pillars, giving a strong design edge to residential and commercial buildings.

Slimline Brick History

The proportions of the slimline brick bear a striking similarity to the bricks used by the ancient Romans.

The Romans made bricks that were long and flat with the name of the emperor and the date stamped into the surface of the brick. Bricks were used to make many Roman private and civic buildings, the majority of which were later covered in marble. The marble has long since been removed, but the brick is still intact and readily observable.

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