by Boral Masonry

Architects and builders now have more options to create quintessentially ‘Melbourne-style’ homes, with the addition of Victorian Red to the Escura Smooths1 brick range from Boral.

Extending the choice of red bricks in the Escura collection, new Victorian Red has a smoother finish and deeper colour, which mirrors the traditional designs of Victorian and federation style homes.

“Due to the high clay content, producing a deep red smooth brick can be challenging for manufacturers,” said David Bird, general manager of Boral Bricks East.

“By improving the clay mix and the manufacturing process, as well as making the brick denser, Boral has been able to achieve a rich traditional shade of red.

“Red bricks have strong appeal in Victoria, where architecture is defined by its juxtaposition of old and new,” continued David. “The use of red bricks offers a versatile design solution for injecting a touch of traditional Victorian style into a new or renovated home.

“New Escura Smooth Victorian Red allows homeowners to add a classic touch using bricks to create a red-brick chimney, window trims or columns. Alternatively they can make a statement with a strong red brick exterior off-set by bold white or grey trim and fascia,” added David.

The Escura Smooth bricks feature a consistent texture and almost ceramic appearance with straight edges. They don’t fade, warp, decay or dent.

Bricks are also a strong, safe, durable and low-maintenance solution, which is important when considering the whole of life cost of a home.

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