TOP TOOLS AND TIPS FOR NAVIGATING THE BRICK SELECTION PROCESS AND CHOOSING THE RIGHT BRICK COLOURS FOR YOUR NEW HOME.
Choosing colours for your new home is one of the most exciting steps of your entire homebuilding journey. However, there are so many styles, textures, and tones to choose from that it can be hard to know where to start.
The facade of your home is 60% bricks, 30% roof and 10% gutter. So it’s important to make sure that these three elements complement each other to ensure a cohesive exterior is achieved. When they do, the result is a visually pleasing and cohesive exterior for your new home.
The brick selection process
Selecting brick colours for your new home can be overwhelming – especially if you are a first home builder. When building for the first time, you are looking for systems, processes, and professional advice that gives you confidence that you are making the right brick choices.
This is where PGH Bricks & Pavers can help. To make choosing your exterior colours easier, we have created some fantastic tools that will help ease you through the process. Using these tools not only makes picking the exterior colours for your new home easier, but it also makes it fun!
For seasoned homeowners building their dream home, our easy-to-use brick selection tools are a great way to discover the upgrade options for your forever home. They will help you uncover the bricks that will deliver your vision for your forever home.
Using online tools
There’s nothing quite like the reassurance and confidence that comes with preparation. We find that it’s a good idea to use our online tools before planning a visit to one of our Selection Centres. It means that you will come prepared with an idea of the building styles you like and the feel you want for your new home.
Let’s take a closer look at the process for helping you choose the perfect brick colours for your new home, and the tools available to you with PGH Bricks & Pavers.
Do your prep with our online Style Quiz
The simple and fun PGH Style Quiz is a great way to discover your personal style and take the first step in your building journey. You’ll be matched with a collection from our range that reflects the kind of home you’d love to live in!
Once you’ve been matched, you are ready to explore the PGH Style Guide to dive deeper into the stunning design options that each style offers.
Visualise your new home
Our innovative iDesign visualiser tool lets you choose the architectural style of home you’re planning on building, and then apply different colours and styles to the brickwork. You can choose from pre-styled colour schemes or start with a blank canvas. This tool lets you see your design ideas come to life from the comfort of your own home!
Five steps for choosing brick colours for your new home
Once you've completed the PGH Style Quiz and looked over our Style Guide, you will then be ready to choose your brick colours for your new home. With PGH Bricks & Pavers, selecting your bricks is a five-step process. Follow these five easy steps and you’ll enjoy the confidence of knowing that you’ve chosen the right bricks for your new home.
When you’re ready, plan a visit to one of our PGH Selection Centres. You’ll be able to view our extensive range of bricks – see them, touch them, and hold them to really get a feel for our different styles.
Do some research online and visit display homes that are built with the products you’re interested in. Use our online tools (if you haven’t already) and browse our website content and social media to further familiarise yourself with our wide range.
2. Choose your brick
Before you visit one of our Selection Centres for a colour consultation, you’ll need to select the type of brick you’d like to use for your new home. This will ensure that the consultation is solely focused on choosing your brick colours.
3. Book your Selection Centre appointment
Call your nearest PGH Bricks & Pavers Selection Centre to book your free colour consultation. You can find your nearest Selection Centre here. Once you’ve booked, you’ll receive a confirmation email, as well as a reminder call the day before your appointment.
4. Your brick colour consultation
Your free one-hour personalised exterior colour scheming service will involve us reviewing your plans, any building covenants, photos, and supporting material with you. Our expert consultants will help you choose and coordinate every aspect of your external colour scheme, including bricks, roofing, gutters and fascia, window frames and your garage door.
What to bring to your brick colour consultation
- Your plans and a drawing of the facade of your new home.
- Any covenants or restrictions on your land.
- Supporting material and photos that you may have taken of homes you like.
What you'll leave your brick colour consultation with
- Your exterior facade scheme selection.
- Relevant brick brochures and materials.
- Product samples.
5. Finalise your selection
Once you’ve made your choices, we’ll record them and send them directly to your builder. We will also provide you with a copy of your selections, your product brochure and product samples.
What to expect at our selection centres
We have a wide range of bricks and pavers on display in our centres. There really is nothing like seeing all the colours and textures in person. You’ll even be able to take samples home to show your family and friends!
Our Selection Centres are your one-stop-shop for viewing and choosing your bricks. Our staff can also offer technical advice to help you through your home building journey.