Mortar comprises about 15% of a clay brick wall surface and can dramatically change the overall appearance of your home simply by choosing a different mortar colour or joint style.
Mortar colour can be used to compliment or contrast with the brick. Complimentary tones give a more relaxed and harmonious feel, while contrasting mortar can be used to create a more formal, crisp and distinctive look.
For a maintenance free rendered look, oxide can be added to the mortar to match your clay bricks. This creates a very contemporary monochromatic finish.
Before you build your new home, discuss your ideas with your builder or a Midland Brick NZ representative.