Verus Construction

Founded in 2009 and based in Yorkshire, Verus Construction, the modern residential specialist has recently completed a luxury home project on Sandmoor Avenue, Leeds. Through the use of polished concrete flooring throughout the ground floor, the specialist team has created a distinctive home that celebrates open plan living, brutalism and minimalist luxury.

Damian Barker, Founder and CEO of Verus Construction, says of the completed project: “In the last decade there’s been a real shift in interest toward buildings using concrete as part of attention-grabbing home interiors. We’ve seen exposed concrete ceilings and particularly polished concrete flooring spike in popularity, giving the feeling of a simple and honest shell and creating clean and calming spaces. Brutalism as an interior style often makes use of concrete surfaces, creating hard angles whilst still managing to feel both warm and welcoming as interior flooring and walls merge and flow into the outdoor landscape.”

Cohesive concrete spaces

A polished concrete floor has been used throughout the ground floor of Sandmoor Avenue. Hard-wearing, easy to clean and dust resistant, this industrial look is on trend and works brilliantly with the underfloor heating installed throughout.

The cool modern concrete style has been mimicked through the use of polished plaster on the fireplace surround to continue the clean lines and connectivity throughout the home. The fireplace blends seamlessly into the surrounding walls and acts as a focal point in the ground floor, connecting the hallway, kitchen diner and living room together to create a calm and connected living space. The cohesion and simplicity throughout the home creates a quiet luxury, elevating the interiors whilst maintaining tranquillity and balance.

The clean aesthetic creates a serene space that seamlessly flows into the outdoors. The industrial style of the  flooring has been complemented with pops of colour by the owners to create a trendy and sleek living space.

Open plan living

When considering the space, Damian and his team decided to create double height glass walls to complement the concrete flooring and streamline the eye, guiding you through the home via the consistency of the material, creating a  connected space that flows naturally into the concrete patio outdoors.

The trend of open plan living spaces has grown hugely over the last few years. Using industrial and natural surfaces such as stone, wood and concrete in your indoor living spaces creates a connection to your outdoor living space. . The concrete floor matches seamlessly with the patio flooring to create an open plan space that allows the garden to be an extension of the home.

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