The Dry Pressed range of bricks from PGH Bricks epitomises modern brick manufacturing excellence to create a distinctive and timeless signature for old and new buildings alike.
August 12th, 2015
Also known as solid bricks, Dry Pressed bricks are a traditional style of brick. In ancient times, bricks were made using mud and straw that were pressed into moulds and dried for weeks in the sun. With advancements in brick manufacturing technology, Dry Pressed bricks can be made within days by pressing clay into individual moulds at a very high compression rate.
Natural products, clays and shales are extracted from the earth, and then crushed, blended, grinded and screened before being transported to a pressing plant. A minimal amount of water is then added to the clay mix from which the bricks are then shaped by a mechanical process. PGH Dry Pressed bricks undergo a careful drying process, including 48 hours in a drying chamber, which is essential to achieve a high quality surface finish and properly prepare the bricks for the firing process.
The bricks are then fired at between 1,000 and 1,200 degrees Celsius depending on the clay and colour. All Dry Pressed bricks are fired in batch kilns to maintain precise control of the firing conditions and atmosphere. This also allows PGH the flexibility to produce individual batches to meet unique specifications.
This meticulous drying process is the key to creating the grainy, yet smooth and velvety appearance that PGH Dry Pressed bricks are known for. A beautiful meld of colour together with the bricks’ extremely square arris is an important component of their aesthetic appeal. Dry Pressed bricks age gracefully, with a palette that is designed to match the bricks of yesteryear as closely as possible.
Dry Pressed bricks are more than a renovation brick used to match existing brickwork; they can be used to create contemporary showpieces and feature walls.
The collection consists of nine colour choices in a range of shapes for a unique architectural signature. Colours include Gledswood Blend, Macarthur Mix, Hawkesbury Bronze, Mowbray Blue, Belgenny Brown, Megalong Valley Grey, Livingston Gold, McGarvie Red, Grantham White and Wolverton Cream.
To learn more about the Dry Pressed collection, visit the PGH Bricks stand at Sydney Indesign from August 13–15
A searchable and comprehensive guide for specifying leading products and their suppliers
Keep up to date with the latest and greatest from our industry BFF's!
The workplace has changed – and it will continue to evolve. With dynamism at the heart of clients’ requirements, architects and designers at leading practices such as Elenberg Fraser are using and recommending Herman Miller’s OE1 products for the future workplace.
Australia’s leading producer of solid-engineered oak flooring has recently launched a new suite of innovative resources to support creativity and ambition in the architecture and design community.
In the bid to balance the desire to live amongst nature with the modest footprint of today’s homes, designer Victoria Azadinho Bocconi looks for inspiration in the depths of the Amazon jungle.
Hong Kong-based interior designer Joyce Wang has earned top honours at this year’s prestigious INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors. Competing alongside 60 other nominees in the category, the studio’s MOTT32 project was named World Interior of the Year 2014.
The Launch Pad 2008 shortlist is now available online. Run annually by The Indesign Group, Launch Pad is the comprehensive events program that provides a platform for Australian Designers by providing an environment in which to showcase product. Head to the news page of www.launch-pad.com.au to find out what products have been selected to go […]
Australian owned Warwick Fabrics has been at the forefront of fabric trends since its inception over 40 years ago.
The internet never sleeps! Here's the stuff you might have missed
To mark the official opening of its Design Icons exhibition, Cult hosted an unforgettable event in the Sydney showroom.
The Globe Lookout is the newest tourist attraction in the Outback Queensland town of Barcaldine, joining the award-winning Tree of Knowledge (2009) and The Globe Hotel (2016). It’s all part of the master-planning that has cemented Barcaldine’s position as a regional tourist destination.
There has been a shift in the way we approach the home office. Gillian Serisier rounds up 43 design products, from shelving to seating, accessories, soft furnishings and more, to make your home office a place you crave to be.