Everything you need to know about white bricks
Fresh, crisp and classic, white bricks, cream bricks, and whitewash bricks express the Australian way of life. The restrained palette of creams, whites and soft greys create a bright and breezy atmosphere that beautifully enriches and enlivens any home, garden, or community building. Take the quiz today to find out if this is your style or contact us to let us know how we can help you select the perfect shade of white for your residential or commercial project.
PGH White & Cream Bricks Range
Durable, strong, and timeless, our extensive collection of bricks offer superior and progressive materials in a myriad of colours, shapes, textures and size. Discover white bricks, cream bricks, and whitewash bricks to use in your residential or commercial project today.
Where to buy white bricks
As one of Australia’s largest clay manufacturers, PGH Bricks & Pavers offers an extensive collection of durable, stylish, and timeless bricks for residential, architectural and commercial projects across the Australian east coast. Our manufacturing facilities and selection centres are located throughout Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. Find your closest selection centre and distributor, or contact us today to find out how we can help you find the right brick for your project.
Projects using white, cream and whitewash bricks
Common uses for white bricks
The enduring appeal of white and cream brick is easy to understand. They’re simple yet modern, require little to no maintenance, retain their crisp, light colour and are great at reflecting the extreme heat experienced in the Australian climate. This incredibly popular style of brick offers extensive versatility, working well on its own or when paired with other brick styles. Whether you’re designing impressive exterior and interior finishes in a contemporary home or constructing community buildings that make a statement, cream and white bricks can be used for buildings of all varieties.
View our case studies to discover more remarkable designs achieved with PGH bricks.
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White & Cream Brick FAQs
What are white bricks made of?
PGH white bricks are made from natural clays, fired at extreme temperatures to create products of enduring colours, quality and character. The mineral content of the raw clay determines the colour of the brick. In this case, the clay used to make white bricks (and cream bricks) contains relatively high kyanite and very little oxide, creating a lighter coloured brick.
What is the most popular white brick?
Our Coastal Hamptons Montauk is our current top seller for white/cream bricks this year. This sophisticated yet relaxed palette takes its cues from the coast – light, bright, whitewashed spaces with elegant accessories and raw, rustic materials that give homes a laid back ‘beach-chic’ vibe
Can white bricks be painted?
If desired, it’s possible to paint white bricks or paint other bricks white.
At PGH Bricks & Pavers, we provide a distinctive and textural brick style of Painted Whites. This cool, calm and dynamic palette of sun-washed whites, creams, mist and barely-there blues creates a modern refresh of any interior or exterior. Wondering if this could be your style? Take the quiz today.
Can white bricks be stained?
If desired, white bricks can be stained to revive the look of older bricks or change the aesthetic of a space. Bricks are typically clay-based, porous material that willingly soaks stains and tints. To apply a stain, you’ll need to thoroughly clean the bricks, protect features of your work area you don’t want stained (such as window frames), mix the stain, then apply in thin layers using a paintbrush or roller.
Alternatively, if your cream or whitewash bricks have unwanted stains (for example, from graffiti, paint or chemicals), there are methods you can use to remove them. For a comprehensive guide on removing different types of stains on white bricks, please download our technical manual.
How much does a white brick weigh?
Traditional Australian white bricks weigh approximately 2.5kg on average, however, this often varies slightly depending on the brick manufacturer and materials used. The average weight of a white brick from PGH Bricks & Pavers is approximately 3.4kg.
What is the size of a standard white brick?
The average white brick has a standard size of 230mm x 110mm x 76mm. While these dimensions are considered the Australian standard, not all bricks will be crafted with those precise dimensions due to the natural variation of the raw materials used and the impact of firing during production. In most cases, brick dimensions will be largely unaffected, and any differences will be unnoticeable once laid. Read our guide on Australian brick sizes and dimensions for more information.
At PGH, our products come in a wide variety of standard and alternative brick sizes, styles, textures and colours to provide you with extensive versatility and flexibility in your residential or commercial project. View our products to discover the range and find the right brick for your next project.
How many white bricks do I need?
The number of white bricks needed depends on your unique residential or commercial project. We can help you calculate how many bricks you need for your space with our quick and convenient Brick Calculator. Simply enter your wall area, select your brick size, and we’ll do the rest!
How many white bricks per square metre?
The number of white bricks needed per square metre will depend on your chosen brick style and size. For instance, if you selected a standard brick size (230mm L x 76mm H) for your residential or commercial project, you would need 49 bricks to cover 1 square metre of wall. If you selected double height bricks (230mm L x 162mm H), you would need 25 bricks per square metre.
Our quick and convenient Brick Calculator can help you find out how many bricks you need for your space. Simply enter your wall area, select your brick size, and we’ll do the rest!
How much do white bricks cost?
The cost of white bricks, cream bricks and whitewash bricks can vary depending on size, style and texture. If you’re considering purchasing white bricks for your residential or commercial project, several benefits make them a worthy investment.
Why choose our bricks?
- Solid investment: Building with bricks means fewer upfront costs and virtually no ongoing maintenance costs. Additionally, when it’s time to sell, brick homes and buildings rate significantly higher than other building materials due to their durability and reputation.
- Energy efficiency: Brick insulates in ways most other materials don’t. When building with brick, your home will keep warm in winter and cool in summer.
- Creative colour and variety of choice: At PGH Bricks & Pavers, we offer a diverse range of colours, sizes, shapes and textures. With intelligent design, blending of brick types and diverse bricklaying techniques provides endless possibilities.
- Strong and safe: Bricks are permanent. They’re weather and age-proof and don’t get tired like other man-made materials. They won’t twist, warp, rot or decay and are resistant to the extremes of the Australian climate.
- Sound reduction: The density of bricks makes for a quiet home, with dramatically reduced external sound. Brick can also reduce noise transfer within the home when used on internal walls.
- Low-maintenance: Bricks require virtually no maintenance, which - in turn - avoids ongoing costs. Unlike other products, the colour is baked into the product, lasting a lifetime. Remember, other building materials will need to be repainted over time (an important fact to contemplate when considering the ‘whole-of-life’ cost).
Read our Top 5 Benefits of Bricks for more information on why you should invest in brick for your residential or commercial project.