Building materials aren’t just used for support and stability; they are also designed to add visual appeal to buildings and homes. Whether you’re building a retaining wall, office, or residential property, aesthetics should be considered when picking out supplies. If you aren’t sure where to begin, consider the following combinations for your next construction project.
- Brick & Timber
Brick and timber is an old favourite that is always in style. Try combining traditional brick with the natural look of handsome wood. There are many ways to customise your structure simply by choosing different stains and brick colours. Try rich honey tones with red brick or go for a modern contrast with timber and lighter brick in white or gold. The opposite approach looks just as beautiful with white or Tasmanian oak and darker brick.
- Dark Pavers & Foliage
If you’re creating something outdoors, pavers are a smart choice. They are durable and can survive out in the elements. They also come in a huge variety of colours. Dark pavers look gorgeous when surrounded by lush foliage. They add texture and tone to the scene while allowing the greens, yellows, and other colours of your garden to stand out. Take this into consideration when you begin landscaping or building an outdoor entertaining area.
- Raw Masonry & Metal
If you prefer something edgier with an industrial touch, raw masonry block and metals work well. Create a space that allows the raw masonry to show then add copper taps or steel beams. The effect is powerful, yet inviting. Masonry block is very strong and long lasting, which also makes it a practical choice for most building projects.
Choosing Your Style
Before starting a construction project, make sure you have made decisions for style and appearance. These details will guide you to the best building materials based on your needs and visual expectations. If you’re still stuck, try coming up with a palette you like then determine which combinations will complement it.
Another great way to find inspiration is to see the building materials firsthand. ABC Brick’s new showroom in Arundel offers convenience and a huge product selection that spans four football fields of retail space. Stop by and explore our enormous collection or ask one of our experts for assistance in choosing the right building materials for your job. Let us help you find the perfect combination of building materials for your new home or business!