Category Archives: PAINT IT YOURSELF RUSTIC BRICK

Dreamwall Rustic Brick used in a Brighton Penthouse

Its always lovely when happy clients of Dreamwall forward on pictures of their final installations of our wall panels. Below are some pictures of an installation project using Dreamwall ‘Rustic Brick’ panels to create a perfect loft living ambiance in a Brighton Penthouse. The client opted for our ‘Rustic Brick’ panels that were painted white on decoration, we also have available a pre white painted panel  just call the office on 01472 750552 or email info@dreamwall.co.uk for more details. 

Rustic Brick by Dreamwall painted white in a Brighton Penthouse

Rustic Brick by Dreamwall painted white in a Brighton Penthouse

Rustic Brick by Dreamwall painted white in a Brighton Penthouse

Rustic Brick by Dreamwall painted white in a Brighton Penthouse

Rustic Brick by Dreamwall painted white in a Brighton Penthouse

Rustic Brick by Dreamwall painted white in a Brighton Penthouse

Celebration: 9th Anniversary of ‘Dreamwall Wall Coverings with a Difference

In March 2003, I set up a business from my downstairs bedroom in Barry near Cardiff South Wales…..

March 2012 celebrates the 9th anniversary of ‘Dreamwall Wall Coverings with a Difference’, this blog post is a celebration account of my 9 year incredible journey.

Creating the Dream 

2003: I never set out to start up a business, it was originally a project idea for the home.  I had not long given birth to my daughter and wanted to create a loft style apartment in my then new build property. Due to building regulations it was impossible to have a real rustic brick wall built. After having no luck searching for a cladding system that would mimic the charm of old Rustic Brick’ wall, I decided with the help of my daughters father to set about creating our own prototype wall that was originally all hand casted in the garage. It was only when the prototype wall was installed did that light bulb moment come… and in a nut shell that is how ‘Dreamwall’ was born.

The Dreamwall Flagship Product Rustic Brick

The original Prototype wall of ‘Rustic Brick’

Making the Dream

Having no business background I was totally clueless on how to make this’Lightbulb’ moment into a reality. I seeked helped from business in focus and was awarded a grant to help product research and develop ‘Rustic Brick’ into a marketable product.

Dreamwall Rustic Brick

The material option chosen for ‘Dreamwall ‘Rustic Brick’ was a VAC formation of the original design,  a corner and a lintel section were added into the range. The product has to be painted on decoration but a perfect easy solution for anyone wanting create a brick wall effect. Its nice to say that ‘Rustic Brick is still the flagship product that started the business and continues to be used in many successful projects.

The first Dreamwall Magazine Editorial 2003

An early Dreamwall Rustic Brick leaflet

In 2003 I somehow managed to juggle being a new mother with a new business, I was lucky my daughter slept through the night so I could spend my evenings hand writing or emailing potential clients, magazines, TV shows  with my new interior product idea. This was a time before social media so it was a lot harder to get the product out there and all on a very limited budget.

I was over the moon to receive a call from the producers of BBC Big Strong Boys, who were very keen to use my product on the DIY day time TV show. (See Video above) The BBC  aired the episode in June 2003, and it was huge marketing success.

In my Bedroom office with ‘Rustic Brick’

I hadn’t quite anticipated how successful the product would be and in such a short space of time, all those late nights hand writing letters had started to pay off with orders.

UK Young Designers 2004

2004: With the success of ‘Rustic Brick’ along with a year’s experience in the industry, I had a big passion to help other like minded ‘Designers’. I set up a new project through Dreamwall and called it the ‘UK Young Designers’. The purpose of ‘The UK Young Designers’ was to give up and coming designers a chance of more exposure.  Dreamwall’s first product range in the UK Young Designers was ‘The Retro’ range, designed by ‘Pop Art Plastic’

Dreamwall – Retro Range

Dreamwall was contacted by Endemol the producers of channel 4 Big Brother. They wanted to use ‘The Retro Range’ in the Big Brother Diary room. By May 2004 the programme was live and ‘The Retro Range’ pyramid tiles were showcased live through out the summer of 2004. The success of Channel 4 helped launch ‘Pop Art Plastic’ followed by more success in September 2004 seeing the Pyramid tiles used on the  Celebrity Big Brother Dairy room. Come October 2004 the ‘Retro Range’ love tile was used by Channel 5 TV show Colin and Justin.

The Dreamwall Retro Range used for Channel 4 Big brother Diary room

LOVE tile used in Colin Justin’s Channel 5 show

Following on with the ‘The Retro Range’ I added a handmade glass tile range to the UK young designers. The Hand made glass tiles were all hand made by Kate Dodson of ID Glass design.

Dreamwall Hand made Glass Tiles

2005: Dreamwall still remained a mail order company, so many adverts were taken out in the early days with Living Etc, Ideal Home Christmas supplement here are some of the old Dreamwall adverts.

Old Dreamwall advert 2005 Ideal Home

Dreamwall Living Etc Advert

Come the end of 2005 I continued to expanded the ‘UK young designers’ with more exciting new ranges from up and coming designers these included the just out of university Johanna Basford, Anne Reynolds, Emma Gray, ATA Designs, DF bean who was working in partnership with Digetex. 

Dreamwall UK Young Designers

Anne Reynolds Dreamwall editorial UK Young Designers

Inflatable wallpaper by Emma Grey Dreamwall UK Young Designers

The Showroom 

2006: Early 2006 Dreamwall started a new collaboration with a Spanish company, introducing new ranges from Slates, Stones, and varied brick work designs. The UK Young Designers had expanded well that it felt the right time to open a Dreamwall Showroom.

Dreamwall Show room opened 2006

It was great fun setting up the first Dreamwall showroom, I found an empty shop unit in Barry near Cardiff. The building needed completely gutting, it was great to  design, specify, and project manage the whole project. Building work started in Feb 2006 and was completed for the showroom open in the April 2006.

The Dreamwall Showroom April 2006

The Dreamwall Showroom 2006

The Dreamwall Showroom 2006

The showroom, showcased all the Dreamwall products under one roof, from Rustic Brick, UK Young designer collections, glass tiles, and the Spanish companies panels. The good thing about having a showroom was I could now keep wallpaper collection books, from Harlequin to Cole & sons.

The showroom was a great place to invite interior designers, architects, specifiers to view all the Dreamwall product ranges.

Myself and my daughter in the Dreamwall Showroom 2006

The showroom unfortunately had to close down by the end of 2006 due to a private personal family matter that I had to take six months away from Dreamwall.

Rustic Brick installation River Island Flag Ship Store Oxford Street London

 Fresh New beginnings

2007: After taking six months away from the business, I decided it was time to get back up and running, luckily I kept the Dreamwall website live, It was a pleasant  surprise to see all the enquiries that were still being made.

2007 River Island Rustic Brick installation

Dreamwall was soon back on track with an order from River Island who rolled out Dreamwall’s Rustic Brick‘ in many of their flagship stores.

Dreamwall – Rustic Brick used in Fat Face

In September 2007 I said goodbye to South Wales and relocated back to Northern England.

I decided to take Dreamwall back to basics as a mail order company with just the original flagship product.

Once settled back up north I formed a partnership with Decorative Stone Panels LTD selling Brick, Slate, Stone and Contemporary panels through Dreamwall. 

Turning to Social Media and Blogging

2008: Because I no longer had the showroom to showcase the wall panels, I had to look at other ways to market the panels. Advertising was expensive so I turned to the internet as a source of marketing tool. I successfully started posting blogs on the Mydeco website and was surprised at all the valid work connections I started to make.

I soon started to connect with Interior designers and specifiers on Mydeco who showed an interest in the wall panels, even securing a few successful clients with orders.

2009: I joined twitter as Dreamwalls  and now have over 12,000+ followers and have enjoyed connecting and collaborating on Twitter, it certainly has been a successful social media tool for the business if used correctly.

I set up an official Dreamwall Blog  I found this an invaluable marketing tool, a great way to showcase the Dreamwall Panels instantly live on the internet.

In 2011 the ‘Dreamwall’ panels were showcased at the surface design show in partnership with Decorative Stone panels, it was overwhelming the amount  of interest that was generated. We launched the Capitone Panel at the Surface Design Show, which produced a lot of social media exposure from top interior bloggers including Design Milk  and Freshome

Through the power of Twitter and Blogging, my passion for all things design has been ignited, I set up another Twitter feed called Dreamwallstyle  along with the Dreamwallstyle Blog  a collective blog – Jam packed ‘mish mash’ of all things stylish.

2012: Through the power of Twitter and blogging I have made so many exciting and new connections, on the 20th March 2012 I fly to New York withModenus ‘BlogTourNYC’ 

Blog Tour: The world Designed New York City presented by Modenus

2012: Dreamwall continues to successfully work in partnership with Decorative Stone Panels LTD and we still hold the reputation as the UK’s leading wall covering specialists in imitation brick, stone and slate wall panels.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DREAMWALL

DO YOU WANT TO WIN SOME DREAMWALL RUSTIC BRICK? THEN ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS DONATE A £1 TO DESIGN RELIEF

Fancy winning yourself some of Dreamwall’s flag-ship product ‘Rustic Brick?  (Of course you do!) Well now you can by simply donating as little as one pound YES that’s right as little as one pound to enter yourself into this weeks Design Relief raffle draw.  To find out more about Design Relief click here http://www.fabafterfifty.co.uk/2011/03/23/helping-japan-with-design-relief-and-shelterbox/

DONATE TO DESIGN RELIEF HERE http://justgiving.com/DesignRelief

 

 

www.shelterbox.org

The Design Relief raffle is helping to raise money for shelterbox’s work in disaster -hit Japan.  ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity that specialises in emergency shelter. Each week Design Relief raffle has many fantastic design related prizes donated by a range of companies keen to keep the fundraising going and support the life saving work done by Shelterbox. Each Shelterbox costs £590 and provides a range of vital equipment from a tent to a stove all packaged in a useful box.

For this weeks design relief raffle Dreamwall have donated 6.56sqm of our RUSTIC BRICK panels this donation includes Shipping within the UK but not installation. Full installation guides will be posted to the winner.

RUSTIC BRICK INSTALLED AND PAINTED WHITE

RUSTIC BRICK INSTALLED AND PAINTED WHITE

To donate to this weeks Design Relief raffle for your chance to win some Dreamwall Rustic Brick, rubber flooring, new design logo, pantone mugs, hamper, and subscriptions here is the Just giving Design Relief official link DONATE AS LITTLE AS A £1 EVERY LITTLE REALLY DOES HELP http://justgiving.com/DesignRelief

DREAMWALL RUSTIC BRICK

DREAMWALL RUSTIC BRICK

What is Dreamwall rustic brick?

The Rustic Brick work range is Dreamwall’s Flagship product, this range was designed totally inhouse. Dreamwall have been manufactuing rustic brick since March 2003.  This product range was inspired by the many mill and factory conversion apartments dotted around the UK. Once applied the product perfectly mimics the charm of an old weather-beaten rustic brick wall, without the hassle and mess of having to build a real one, easy DIY installation. The rustic brick sections are VAC formed in white UPVC and each section measures 1m x 44cm and interlock like a piece of a jigsaw.

An actual Rustic Brick section

To appreciated the product it needs to be fully installed and has to be painted on decoration. For more details on installation please download the rustic brick PDF here http://www.dreamwall.co.uk/brochure.pdf The Rustic Brick range can be used in domestic and commercial dwellings. Rustic Brick has been used by many satisfied customers who have used the product in there homes to create an old brick wall. Rustic Brick also boasts a vast list of High profile clients whom have specified the product to be used in Retail award High Street concept shops, offices, restaurants and bars. Below are a few examples of how some of Dreamwall’s Clients have successfully installed and decorated there rustic brick.

Rustic Brick installed and painted white for a Chelsea Flower show display

Rustic Brick installed and painted white for a Chelsea Flower show display

RUSTIC BRICK USED IN RIVER ISLAND PAINTED WHITE

RUSTIC BRICK USED IN RIVER ISLAND PAINTED WHITE

RUSTIC BRICK PAINTED GREY IN A HAIRDRESSERS

RUSTIC BRICK PAINTED GREY IN A HAIRDRESSERS

RUSTIC BRICK PAINTED LIKE DISTRESSED BRICK FOR FATFACE

RUSTIC BRICK PAINTED LIKE DISTRESSED BRICK FOR FATFACE

RUSTIC BRICK PAINTED WHITE IN A DOMESTIC PROJECT

RUSTIC BRICK PAINTED WHITE IN A DOMESTIC PROJECT

RUSTIC BRICK PAINTED WHITE IN A DOMESTIC KITCHEN PROJECT

RUSTIC BRICK PAINTED WHITE IN A DOMESTIC KITCHEN PROJECT

RUSTIC BRICK PAINTED STONE FOR A DOMESTIC PROJECT

RUSTIC BRICK PAINTED STONE FOR A DOMESTIC PROJECT

RUSTIC BRICK PAINTED CREAM AROUND A STOVE

RUSTIC BRICK PAINTED CREAM AROUND A BURNER

RUSTIC BRICK PAINTED TO LOOK LIKE REAL RED BRICK FOR A BEDROOM PROJECT

RUSTIC BRICK PAINTED TO LOOK LIKE REAL RED BRICK FOR A BEDROOM PROJECT

A RUSTIC BRICK PROJECT UNDER STAIRCASE PAINTED WHITE

A RUSTIC BRICK PROJECT UNDER STAIRCASE PAINTED WHITE


Its official painted raw and exposed brickwalls are the latest this seasons must have as seen in The Guardian

This seasons interior style must have is all about Brickwall, whether it be painted, raw or exposed, its a massive hit this season.

Hannah Booth life & style home writer for The Guardian recently wrote an exciting article all about this seasons must have trend Brickwall, to read Hannah Booths article online read it here http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2010/oct/30/bare-brick-walls-interiors

Grand Designs recently also featured on a recent episode a wonderful painted brickwall, showing how such a simple look can make a wonderful feature in a home, comfirming it is really back in vogue.

Here at Dreamwall we have a few brickwall designs that mimic the charm of a real brickwall see below the options available to achieve this seasons must have look, for minimum cost but maximum effect.

Dreamwall Rustic Brick wall painted white

Dreamwall Flagship product Rustic Brick wall painted white mimics the charm of a real brick wall

Dreamwall’s Flagship product ‘Rustic Brick’ has been on the interior and commercial market since 2003, made of UPVC its light weight, easy to install and once fully painted mimics the charms of a Rustic Brick wall.

See more details of Dreamwall’s Rustic Brick range here http://www.dreamwall.co.uk/rusticbrick.html

Rustic Brick has been a huge success on the High Street as well as being a popular choice in the DIY market, an example of high profile projects using Rustic Brick have been River Island Flagship Stores, Fatface, Selfridges.

DREAMWALL RUSTIC BRICK USED IN A BEDROOM

DREAMWALL RUSTIC BRICK USED IN A BEDROOM

Here is the Rustic Brick down loadable PDF brochure http://www.dreamwall.co.uk/brochure.pdf

Here is an example how FatFace used Dreamwall’s Rustic Brick and created a fantastic effect on Decoration

DREAMWALL RUSTIC BRICK AS SEEN IN FATFACE

DREAMWALL RUSTIC BRICK AS SEEN IN FATFACE

DREAMWALL RUSTIC BRICK AS SEEN IN RIVER ISLAND ON LONDONS OXFORD STREET WITH MARVIN FROM JLS ALSO BEING A FAN OF THE PRODUCT

DREAMWALL RUSTIC BRICK AS SEEN IN RIVER ISLAND ON LONDONS OXFORD STREET WITH MARVIN FROM JLS ALSO BEING A FAN OF THE PRODUCT

Dreamwall also has Stone Panel Panel Piedra options of Brickwork available see here http://www.dreamwall.co.uk/brickpanel.html

These panels come already painted, easy to install and are authentic a perfect way to mimic a charm a real brickwall. Easy DIY perfect for the Domestic and Commercial market. Recent High profile installations have been Clark shoes and the Beckenham Brasserie designed by Yoo Design http://www.yoo.com/

Dreamwall's PR70 Red Brick wall panel used for Clark shoes

Dreamwall's PR70 Red Brick wall panel used for Clark shoes

Dreamwalls PR 70 as used in the Beckenham

Dreamwalls PR 70 as used in the Beckenham

For more details on Dreamwall’s Brickwork ranges and pricing please contact the Dreamwall office either via email info@dreamwall.co.uk or call 01472 750552



Dreamwall PAINT IT YOURSELF BRICK, Client Kitchen installation Before & After Pictures

Kitchen before revamp

Kitchen before the revamp

Kitchen in the middle of revamp

Kitchen in the middle of revamp, old units and tiles taken down ready to install new units and Dreamwall’s Rustic Brick

Rustic Brick finally installed in to the kitchen revamp

Paint it yourself brick faux brick panels now installed into the kitchen revamp with new kitchen units

Rustic Brick finally installed giving the kitchen a fresh new look

The final result of the kitchen revamp, Paint it yourself brick Faux brick Rustic brick certainly has  given the kitchen a fresh new look, and a happy client. 

Paint it Yourself Brick Faux Brick wall panels is Dreamwall’s Flagship product since 2003.

They are made of UPVC and VAC formed moulded so are 3D panels, these panels need to be painted on decoration, hence the name PAINT IT YOURSELF BRICK.

Easy to install, no fuss no mess, once installed and decorated they really do look like a really painted brick wall.

They are sold in packs of 5 covering 1.95 sqm = £90.00

and sold in a pack of 10 covering 3.90sqm = £180.00

For a quote please contact Dreamwall on the contact form in contacts, please clarify its for the PAINT IT YOURSELF BRICK, please indicate how many SQM needed to work out how many packs are required, and a full delivery address with a valid postcode for the delivery costings.

*Dreamwall would like to thank our Client Stephanie for providing the before and after pictures of her kitchen revamp installation, Stephanie is over the moon with her Dreamwall installation, and we agree the final result is impressive.

BBC BIG STRONG BOYS INSTALL DREAMWALL FAUX BRICK PANELS

BBC LOGO

BBC BIG STRONG BOYS

BBC BIG STRONG BOYS  TV  SHOW: Series King Heath Kitchen country cottage with TV presenters Craig Phillips Big Brother 1 and Debra Searle (Veal).

BBC craig phillips

Big Strong Boys Team

In the 4 part videos below show Dreamwalls Rustic Brick panels being installed to create a country cottage effect in a kitchen.

Dreamwall panels are easy to install, perfect for the DIY user see links below at the Brickwork options available at Dreamwall

http://www.dreamwall.co.uk/rusticbrick.html

http://www.dreamwall.co.uk/brickpanel.html

Please contact Dreamwall for a free no obligation competitive quotation: info@dreamwall.co.uk or call 01472 750552


Dreamwall Red Brick has gone all Big Brother!

PR 70 red Brick wall

Imitation brick has never been so popular, long gone are the days of the 1970’s cheap MDF panels its now all about the polyurethane panel made with stone. The continuous dedication to technological research has played a key role in developing the perfect, leading, cutting edge product in this constantly changing world of decoration and design. Offering the best aesthetic solutions for the latest trends in design and interior decorating, an area which is becoming increasingly iconoclastic in the combination of shapes, colours and materials.

PR70 red brick used at The Beckenham new restuarant

http://www.thebeckenham.com/gallery.php more fantastic pictures of PR70 shown at The Beckenham

Dreamwall PR 70

Imitation brick is back! and making a big come back into the interior world, the latest technology makes the product more realistic and easy to install for the modern day DIY enthusiast.

115cm x 85cm easy to install DIY panels for the domestic and commercial market

For more details look here http://www.dreamwall.co.uk/brickpanel.html

For a quote please email info@dreamwall.co.uk your wall measurements and we will provide a tailor made quote. We offer competitive prices please contact Dreamwall for more details.