Oct 01, 2010 11:56 am
Would anyone be able to assist me with any display homes where i can see the Austral graphite bricks? I am in the north-west suburbs of Melbourne.
Also, if anyone has used there bricks when building there own home, feedback on this brick would be much appreciated as well as pictures. I am undecided on Zinc or graphite bricks.
Thanks and have a great day!!!
Re: Homes with Austral graphite bricks2
Feb 27, 2011 1:53 pm
I have the answers...
I have used the Zinc brick on the whole house with Simonds, your more than welcome to come and take a look, in the West. The brick is a stunning brick and is the top of the line brick from Austral Brick. things to be aware of.
If you run out of the zinc brick during the build phase the next batch can be a very slight colour difference, You would have to know where to look to pick it up.
Secondly I had white morta done, flush finished, looks brilliant, had to pay an extra $700 to get this even though the brickie said it does not cost this... (Simonds)
Thirdly, I would get my morta joints racked next time as I found when they did the brick cleaning it did not come out of the bricks to well from having flush finish. This will vary on the brickie of course.
Fourthly and the most important of all, when the brick cleaning took place the cleaner cleaned off the extra morta from the bricks too close to the brick and stripped the colour from off the brick, it looks ok, but down the west side of the house knowing where to look you can notice it, happy to show you if you want to come for a drive.
Overall, I love the brick and would use it again if I build, it does cost but the finished result was well worth it. I had black aliminum window frames, black roof, while roller doors, with bright red front door and red down pipes with white facade. Looks brilliant. and tinted windows, with a japaneese style garden.
Hope this helps
Re: Homes with Austral graphite bricks3
Feb 27, 2011 3:14 pm
Call or go to an Austral bricks display centre and they should give you a few pages of recent houses done with whatever style of brick you're after. We went to the one down southeast when we were interested in zinc bricks.
Re: Homes with Austral graphite bricks4
Mar 02, 2011 10:22 am
Hi Adrian, Please give me a call at our Austral Bricks Display Centre, 140 High Street, Thomastown Ph: 9303 4088 and I can give you some addresses of homes built using our Graphite bricks and assist you with pricing. Look forward to hearing from you. Regards Karen Radcliffe
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