Well today was a pretty s**t day to be outdoors, and because a planned BBQ for Marriot residents didn't go ahead, we thought we'd go down anyway and have a look at the Austral Brick showroom off the Westernport Hwy. To our surprise it was open, although there is a 24 hour section, but methinks that consists of about 10 small brick walls, of which 2 were knocked over, hmmm :(
So, the thoughts are angling towards a brown/red brick. If you had to put a percentage on it, I'd say 70% brown, 30% red - something with a bit of light and shade, and not straight out one color. The rolled mortar, a bit off white will help too.
We also dropped in on Greg from Hels'n'Greg (Home One Forum and their own blog, listed on the right) - he showed us through the PD home they bought, roof is up and was doing some speaker wiring (with permission, of course !) - very impressive.
Here's what we looked at (apologies if we took a photo of your house at Marriott Waters !):
Blackwood - Builders Range - This one ain't too bad - it's got magnesium through it, so a bit more costly....
Austral Newport - Nice, but is an upgrade if we choose.
Austral - Homestead Red - It's too red !
One of the houses being built at Marriott Waters - now this is more like it ! A bit of both shades, not too dark.
Austral/Bristile - have quite a bit selection - aiming towards a grey/gunmetal roof tile like this...
If not, something like this might look good too.
This is a nice looking paver that would be good for the backyard from the garage to the patio area.
Finally, the end of Brookwater Boulevard, and straight ahead it will eventually (by August now, delays unfortunately) - meet up with Melada Parade, it looks like they're going to build a bridge over the wetlands here.
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