Bricks – can be paired with so many different products as they are so versatile and most of them are reasonably well priced, handmade bricks are dearer but they are so lovely. With bricks I love how there are so many colours, sizes, textures, finishes and different ways they can be made. Painting bricks also gives another look and finish, same with plaster over brick or even bagged brick. There are a few different suppliers of bricks, the following are a couple of my favourite; Mid Land Bricks, NZ Bricks, Premier Group, and Stellaria. The below images are some cool ways in which I have paired brick, roofing, window joinery, paint and cedar together.
James Hardie products are another great idea as they have so many different styles; Linea Weatherboard, Linea Oblique Weatherboard, Stria Cladding, Axon Panel, Titan Board, EasyLap and Weatherboard. Their website has lots of images of these products so have a look at the options.
Here is a great example of brick with two different James Hardie products; Linea Oblique Weatherboard and Axon Panel. They create different looks with opposing colours and textures but they work so well together.