West Melton House

West Melton House

Silver Peaks Drive, West Melton, Canterbury

Evolved By Design

Canterbury Clay Bricks Ltd
Vintage Red Blend (Bespoke)

Turei Atkins

Jolie Thomas

Designing her own first home, this up and coming, young designer wanted something different to the standard colour palette available in claddings.  Right from the start she wanted brick, but wanted it to have more of a reclaimed look.  That look you get when you peel back the layers on an old barn or renovate a New York loft apartment and find that cool funky wall of discoloured red bricks.  Taking it even further this client has designed in the same bricks on the entrance/kitchen wall, taking it all the way up to the double height peak in the ceiling.  Which mixes incredibly well with the stainless steel, white walls, black joinery and polished concrete floors.  This bespoke blend of bricks has really pulled all of the other elements together inside the home and created a warm, cosy feel in a large, light space.

CCB used a combination of different techniques to create this blend, including tumbling, coating with colour, texturizing the face of the brick.  The brick layer plays a huge part as always, to lay as the bricks needed, randomly and with a flush mortar.  Turei Atkins did a great job in making a newly produced brick look aged, a must for the client.  The combination of the lay and the custom made blend has made this house stand out in the crowd, yet will always be a classic.

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