Wienerberger’s Staffordshire Smooth Blue and Bronsgroen bricks were used on a new build in Dungannon’s rural Railway Park.
The Staffordshire Smooth Blue was selected to contrast with the muted textured brown of the softmud Bronsgroen; the juxtaposition of the two create a vibrant centrepiece in the green parkland.
Window glazing is punctuated using Staffordshire Smooth Blue brick panels on the ground floor, vertically arranged with randomly stepped coursing.
Soft-coloured Bronsgroen clad the upper floors with large punched openings to expose natural light, ventilation and views to the spaces within. The arrangement creates a floating canopy above the ground floor plinth, which forms the focal point of the building.
To ensure that the build was completed tot he highest standard, sample panels were constructed on site to Show a variety of mortar joints and laying patterns. Therefore, the half lap stretcher bond with a bed sand cement mortar joint was selected for the Bronsgroen brick.
In addition, resources could be conserved by eliminating brick wastage on site as the brick’s unique variety of shape, colour and orientation in laying required little brick detailing.
The project has achieved recognition from The Brick Development Association 2016, receiving Judges Commendations.
Lee Pauls, Category Product Manager at Winerberger – Wall, commented: “The striking combination of the bricks gives the building gravitas, creating quite a statement that has won the praises of the BDA. This recognition is also a testament to both Hall Black Douglas, who carefully selected the construction materials, and the site team whose efficient planning pre-build ensured that the bricks were laid in the most suitable and effective way.”