The façade of your property is the first impression that visitors or passers-by have of your home. But what does your façade say about you? If you’re in the process of renovating your home or considering making a move, we can help get you up to speed on the latest trends. With façade trends from our favourite designers and construction products that you can use yourself, these are the top façade trends for 2020.

Scandi Barn

The Scandi Barn is the ultimate blend of modern and rustic and the use of exposed brickwork against dark wooden panels creates a striking effect.

‘Steeply pitched gable roofs, strikingly clean & straight lines, simple cladding and pared-back wall finishes in neutral but contrasting colour palettes – these are the hallmarks of a typical Scandi Barn home. On the inside, you’ll find a beating heart of open-plan living, plenty of natural light and practical furnishings that complement the fuss-free exterior.’

JamesHardie has been operating since 188 and the company continues to challenge convention within the construction industry, leading the way in delivering innovative building products and solutions. View their showroom at 66 Merivale Street, South Brisbane.

Industrial Chic

Think edgy exposed brickwork, sharp lines and modern shapes. This New York-derived trend is a leading look for any contemporary home.

‘Exposed brick walls, copper piping and concrete floors are some of the key elements of this style. Indeed, a lot of its appeal is that it lets these raw materials shine through.’

PGHBricks is embracing the industrial chic look and has just launched the Manhattan Collection straight off of it, featuring two new namesake bricks – Tribeca and Chelsea.

PGH Bricks & Pavers are one of Australia’s top brick manufacturers. You can view some of their designs at their showroom in our Centre.


Contemporary and Classic Fusion

It’s the classic dilemma, go contemporary or keep it classic? But why not fuse together the two looks for a bespoke design that perfectly expresses your unique style and individual preferences?

‘Fusing together both classic and contemporary design, property developer couple Mary and Steve have been able to complete their goal of building an ‘ultra modern’ extension onto this 1920s investment property. This property features Stratco’s Hiland Tray standing seam roofing and wall sheets made with colorbond steel, creatively applied to the exterior wall to work in total contrast with the traditional weatherboards in the outdoor entertaining area.’

Stratco was founded in 1948, in Adelaide, originally manufacturing sheet metal products for plumbing companies. They are a trusted homegrown brand, known for their leading products when it comes to patios, roofing, guttering and fencing.

Solar Contemporary

A contemporary look that saves on energy and environmental costs, Kaynemaile’s exterior mesh is the perfect solution.

This stunning build featuring Kaynemaile mesh is not only designed to keep you cool in the Australian heat, but the extensive use of glass and mix of contemporary textures and finishes makes for a truly mesmerising first impression. Each mesh screen was fitted within a simple steel frame. The mesh has been utilised to work cohesively with integrated lighting within the design, to draw attention to the different textures and effects at night. The Double Bay build won no less than three architectural awards.

MBA Excellence in Housing Award
Trends International Design Awards 2018 (TIDA), Category Winner—Australian Architect-designed New Home
Trends International Design Awards 2018 (TIDA), Category Winner—International Home of the Year

‘As well as fixed screens, the house incorporates automated solar screens within a solar management system that detects the sun and moves the screen positions automatically – creating an innovative façade solution.’

Kaynemaile architectural mesh works to keep buildings cool by providing superior ventilation and solar shading. Made from engineering-grade polycarbonate, it is tough yet flexible and can be used to create complex three-dimensional shapes. They are on display at our Centre. Open 7 days a week at 66 Merivale Street, South Brisbane.

Secure and Striking

Safety and home security don’t have to mean compromising on design. In fact, the Advaita Way House designed by Paul Robertson Architects was so stylish that it won the House of the Year Award at the Australian Institute of Architects Gold Coast and Northern Rivers Regional Architecture Awards.

‘The home was built in two layers; an inner glass skin to create a comfortable living space that makes use of the magnificent views, and an outer skin of Crimsafe stainless steel mesh security screening to provide a layer of separation between the inside and the flora and fauna outdoors.’

Crimsafe are home security experts and are trusted for their security screens, which provide maximum security in addition to other features such as in-built heat protection and UV resistance.

Black and Charred

Have you heard about Shou sugi ban? The ancient Japanese technique is experiencing a revival and has been picked up on by leading designers and architects. Originally, the technique was used on cedarwood, as a way of preserving the wood and making it more durable. Not only does charred timber create a unique, contrasting look. The original ancient Japanese practical benefits still carry through today to modern use. Durability is enhanced and the charring technique ensures any finish is preserved.

The Accoya is a high performance, sustainable wood that is perfect for cladding applications.

Paradise Timbers have supplied timber profiles and solid timber decorative finishing lines to many renovations and new-builds throughout Australia and overseas. View their showroom at our Centre.

Get in touch

If we’ve got your creative juices flowing and you want to find out more about innovative building materials, leading suppliers and all things design-led, contact us today. When you visit our Centre, you will discover industry leaders all under our roof. All the brands that we stock are invested in technological advancement, sustainable practices and, above all, have a love for world-leading design.