Austral Bricks  introduces its new Indulgence range of stylish bricks inspired by emerging colour trends in building and brick design.

Measuring 230mm x 110mm x 76mm, the Indulgence range includes Biscotti, Truffle and Praline bricks, all in subtle colours. Developed with the contemporary builder and homeowner in mind, the new Indulgence bricks range of softer browns, taupe and off whites embraces textured, neutral tones to complement modern residential and commercial developments. Embracing the growing trend in commercial and residential design towards mixing brick combinations, the colours in the Indulgence range also blend perfectly with each other.

Marketing Manager for Austral Bricks Victoria, Richard West explains that the neutral colours in the new Indulgence range are a twist on typical clay colours and meet the contemporary demands of leading edge designers to suit modern composite designs.

Specially developed so the body colour of each brick is consistent with the surface colour, the Indulgence range assures inherent durability and low maintenance as well as the energy saving benefits of thermal mass due to the natural density of clay bricks.

Richard West adds that the neutral colours harmonise with feature materials such as stone, steel, timber and render. The softer palettes also work well with the strong colours of glazed designer bricks, such as those in Austral’s Elements range, together creating an elegant, distinctive look.

Bricks being a highly energy efficient and cost effective building material, which reduces temperature fluctuations and helps a home stay warm in winter or cool in summer, the temperature stability ultimately reduces the need for artificial heating and cooling, resulting in lower energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions.

Austral Bricks is part of the Brickworks Building Products Group, one of Australia’s largest manufacturers of bricks, pavers, masonry blocks, retaining wall systems, roof tiles, precast concrete panels, façade systems and landscaping products.