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pgh bricks used in beautiful contemporary townhouse development

Located in the beautiful bayside suburb of Warners Bay in New South Wales, the Warners Bay Development project built by Newcastle Building & Construction features three unique townhouses that exemplify contemporary design. Built in an area with significant bushfire risk, there were strict non-combustibility requirements to meet when specifying the materials to design this home with.

With Newcastle Building & Construction being provided with DA approved plans without any specification prepared, Nickel Flash from the PGH Bricks & Pavers’ Metallic range was specified for its aesthetic design appeal whilst also satisfying the non-combustibility requirements. Managing Director of Newcastle Building & Construction, Noel Bradley recalled the process of specifying the materials to overcome the Fire Resistance Levels (FRL’s), listing strength and durability as the reasons for continuing to build projects with brick. 

“On this project we had walls that required a fire rating and while PGH Bricks satisfied this requirement it also added to the aesthetics of the Masonry/Lightweight combination” said Bradley.

“We primarily build 2-3 story residential dwellings and try to incorporate as much masonry as the design allows due to the strength and durability of the cavity brickwork system, and the beautiful earthy feeling achieved with PGH Bricks” he continued.

Choosing to work alongside Newcastle Brick & Block Laying, Noel Bradley referenced the quality of the trades as a key element in overcoming the inherent challenges in the build and achieving the wonderfully contrasting façade.

“The project had to be constructed in two stages to satisfy the development consent requirements by local council. Logistically this was not ideal as we had a duplex nearly finished when we were starting another build within 1 metre from each other, but with experienced supervisors and quality trades, we completed and handed over the project in two stages ahead of time to the clients delight” said Bradley.

“Newcastle Brick & Block Laying were great to deal with. They were motivated throughout the process and the dwellings have since been sold and are occupied by happy purchasers who have provided us with extremely positive feedback. The quality of the bricklaying is second to none” he continued.

Choosing to work alongside Newcastle Brick & Block Laying, Noel Bradley referenced the quality of the trades as a key element in overcoming the inherent challenges in the build and achieving the wonderfully contrasting façade.

“Newcastle Brick & Block Laying were great to deal with. They were motivated throughout the process and the dwellings have since been sold and are occupied by happy purchasers who have provided us with extremely positive feedback. The quality of the bricklaying is second to none” - Noel Bradley

“The project had to be constructed in two stages to satisfy the development consent requirements by local council. Logistically this was not ideal as we had a duplex nearly finished when we were starting another build within 1 metre from each other, but with experienced supervisors and quality trades, we completed and handed over the project in two stages ahead of time to the clients delight” said Bradley.

“Newcastle Brick & Block Laying were great to deal with. They were motivated throughout the process and the dwellings have since been sold and are occupied by happy purchasers who have provided us with extremely positive feedback. The quality of the bricklaying is second to none” he continued.


The Metallic range by PGH Bricks & Pavers is a collection of clay extruded, Wirecut bricks finished with a subtle metallic sheen to achieve a more opulent effect. Used in this contemporary residential design as a dominant façade surface, the range can be used to achieve a diverse spectrum of design look and feels. When explaining the decision to specify the Nickel Flash bricks, Noel Bradley referred to the PGH Bricks & Pavers wide product range, knowledgeable representatives, and flawless customer experiences.

“We find that PGH Bricks & Pavers have the widest and most up to date range, and the most knowledgeable reps, which makes our job easy. We have used PGH on all of our projects in the past and find them absolutely flawless all the way from the selection process to site delivery and quality of the brick itself” said Bradley.

The dwellings have since been sold and are occupied by happy purchasers who have provided Newcastle Building & Construction with extremely positive feedback.

For more information, visit www.pghbricks.com.au or call 13 15 79.

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