A popular gym uses the Avante brick facade system over existing internal walls to achieve an impressive brick finish.

Having outgrown the premises of his successful Jindalee Fitness 24/7 gym business, Doug Curtis seized the opportunity to create a fresh new interior design style for his gym. As part of the refresh, Doug wanted to incorporate brick on selected walls in the building.

Overcoming site challenges

Achieving a brick finish posed challenges as there was an existing concrete block wall coupled with a timber stud wall above it, both of which were clad in plasterboard.

To overcome this design challenge, Doug selected 82m2 of PGH’s Avante Brick Façade System. The Avante system was key to successfully delivering the project. It enabled Doug to achieve the brick look without having to demolish the existing walls to build a conventional brick wall.

"Avante is a quality product, with a finish of full brick and weight savings.”

Chelsea, from the PGH Manhattan range, was chosen for use in the Avante system as it provides an authentically industrial look. Using Chelsea enabled Doug to create the rustic, yet comforting, look that is desired in modern gyms.

“Avante is a quality product, with a finish of full brick and weight savings, which suited the application we wanted,” said Doug.

Avante delivers a genuine brick finish with ease

The innovative Avante brick facade rail system also delivered a genuine brick finish over both the existing stud and concrete block walls as well as in other areas including corners and doorways.

The result was met with high praise from the client. “It sets the club off nicely,” says Doug. “I’ve had a lot of positive comments and it is a real feature.”

The installation was managed by Mark Smith of JAMAR Constructions. Mark noted that the installation was “easy”. He was pleased with how well the Avante brick facade system worked over the existing wall.

The Avante brick walling system from PGH Bricks & Pavers offers a new way forward for lightweight walling solutions where brick is preferred. Find out more now.


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