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Lightweight Brick-Style Panels Add Character to City Apartments

As the upmarket apartment sector gains traction, so too has the resurgence of the classic ‘New York loft-style’ design in renovation projects. Not surprisingly, the Muros Loft Brick range is a natural choice for quality apartment conversions. Whether it’s a luxury apartment or a cosy little inner-city pad, a faux brick finish in a range of colours can complete the look.

With increasing population and intensification in main urban centres, construction and redevelopment of apartments is significant. Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Wellington CBDs are vibrant city centres attracting more home dwellers into apartment living from their suburban roots, seeing increasing conversions of former industrial or heritage buildings for residential use.

Apartment conversion projects can, however, present challenges with restricted access, limited space, high studs and neighbours nearby to consider. Multi-storey apartments are often further restricted by seismic or weight concerns and are not suited to many solid weighty natural materials. The solution requires flexible lightweight decorative panels and design materials that provide the same look without the hassle and loss of space.

Muros Loft Brick Style panels provide an ideal solution. Muros wall panels are lightweight and easy to transport — eliminating weight concerns. The easy-to-use panels are cut to size on-site, with no structural work or building compliance consents required. Once installed, joints are concealed to create the impression of a seamless and authentic wall.

These reasons together with the slim profile of the Muros brick panelling (15-20mm) were key factors in recent specifications of Muros Brown Loft Brick in the historic QVB Building, and Muros White Loft Brick in The Met Apartments. The natural brick finish and texture enabled a striking visual connection to historic origins of the buildings. Entire walls of floor-to-ceiling brick panelling were installed, including around three-sided columns and windows. The final results? Added grandeur, depth and character, all further accentuated by the soaring stud height which enhances the feeling of spaciousness in apartment living.

Whether creating an appealing abode with a historic connection or simply transforming properties to yield better sale or rental returns, achieving New York loft-style design is easy with Muros Loft Brick panels. 

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September 2019 EBOSSNOW Case Studies
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