Brinkley’s Estate Agents, London

Customer Five Interiors
Product Metropolis Colours Old Time Max

The brief

To create a shuttered concrete effect that could be used throughout Brinkley’s estate agents offices across London as an accent wall to form a continuous brand identity. The finish had to reflect the estate agent’s ethos of ‘a modern approach to traditional values’ in highly desirable areas of London – Putney, Wimbledon Park and Wimbledon Hill. The finish also needed an authentic concrete aesthetic, complete with panel shapes and pitted bolt holes.

What we did

Using Metropolis Colours range of paints and polished plasters, we created a custom style that matched the customer’s initial design, using Old Time Max, a plaster paste that is specifically designed to create marble type plaster finishes. The dark grey colour way chosen contrasted with the company’s bright red company logo, making a bold stand out feature wall in the estate agent’s contemporary styled offices.

What makes it special

The bespoke finish was used through three Brinkley’s estate agents branches across London to keep the style consistent. The addition of panel shaping and ‘pitted’ bolt holes gave the feature walls a concrete ‘minimalist’ aesthetic.

What they say


We would highly recommend the product and service from Aliva UK. It offered an individual industrial look for a feature wall. We used this as an accent piece in three offices, achieving an authentic concrete effect, with stunning results. Richard Allen, Senior Interiors Consultant, Five Interiors