We chatted to Corobrik’s MD Dirk Meyer who explains the return to favour that face brick is having. ‘Yes. It has seen huge change in two very evident ways, at an aesthetic level by virtue of its contribution within the modern design context and more importantly, at an environmental level,’ he explains.
The natural hues and textures of clay brick sit particularly well with today’s interior design styles. As is evident in so many of today’s residential estates, face brick is being used in combination with a variety of finishes to bring texture and a natural earthy quality to the architecture, complimenting and contrasting the more sleek look and feel of the clean lines and smooth finishes . Face brickwork is often found applied both externally and internally in feature panels, often presented in its most basic or raw form with rough flush joints, as a feature divide in more open plan settings and as a backdrop to artworks. The soft earthy tones seem to infuse wholesomeness, sitting well with other natural materials – woven rugs, elements of wood, floated floors.
In the environmental context clay face brick’s benign qualities and stable chemical composition is widely appreciated for meeting all the necessary requirements for healthy living. Clay bricks are also maintenance free which mitigates future carbon debt. Their proven level of thermal comfort and energy efficiency is also being widely recognized and appreciated.
For more information, visit the Corobrik website or call them on 031-560-3111.