1960s / 1970s Extension dilemma - no bricks! render or clad?

3 years ago
last modified: 3 years ago

We're currently going through a double garage rebuild and kitchen extension. Our builder can't find anything that matches our heavily textured multi orange / autumnal bricks...his suggestion is a completely different red plain brick - I fear that will look cheap and nasty and not improve the overall look of the house.

For the front (garage)

We're considering render or cladding the garage, has anyone seen anything similar?

Our porch is white clad currently but needs replacing so we could match this to the new garage external. I had planned a sectional garage door and modern front door, perhaps in anthracite or a pale grey but not sure how this will work with cladding? perhaps too many horizontal lines? I had previously attempted some mock-ups so those are below too.

For the back (kitchen extension)

Thinking we just make to whatever the garage decision is.

I am keen to keep the look midcentury modern but our roof (plus plan for a half-hip new garage roof makes that a little tricky.

Also just to add complication we already have a slightly different brick on the sides of our house (photo below)


Any thoughts /suggestions welcome!

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