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Royal® Building Products Launches HomePlay™ Virtual Design Tool Featuring Home Plans By Donald A. Gardner Architects

Royal® Building Products proudly announces its partnership with Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc., a leading residential house plan design firm in the United States. The two companies, both known as pioneers in residential design, have teamed up to offer homeowners and professionals the opportunity to customize a Donald A. Gardner home plan with Royal’s innovative, stylish exterior products.

As part of the partnership, Royal’s online design tool HomePlay™ will feature a selection of popular house plans by Donald A. Gardner Architects, allowing users to mix, match and experiment with different sidings and trims to turn a home into a work of art that is a reflection of their personal style. All users have the option to order design boards and product samples used in their custom designs.

“We’re thrilled by this association with Royal Building Products,” says Nick Foley, publisher at Donald A. Gardner Architects. “One of the challenges in our business is to help our clients picture the myriad ways they can finish the exterior of their new homes. HomePlay will allow them to bring their own tastes and the huge variety of colors and textures in the Royal product line together to truly make this home their own.”

Royal Building Products will unveil this partnership at the International Builders’ Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Nevada. On February 5, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., representatives from Royal and Donald A. Gardner will be in booth C2631 discussing the details of this partnership and presenting home design trends to expect in 2014 such as:

Staying true to a home’s architectural style and location on the map. Simple trends of the past are making a comeback such as Victorians in red, white and blue; farmhouses and suburban dwellings in neutral grays and creams; and coastal homes in beach tones.

Colors. The shift to “new neutrals” and how they complement bolder bright hues on the home’s exterior.

Contrasting trim. Dark statement colors in trim and moulding when paired with lighter exteriors provides a dramatic contrast.

Bold entryways. Homeowners are making a statement with entryways in 2014 from bright front doors with bold hardware to intricate trim and mouldings that elevate the home’s architecture.

Outdoor living spaces. Door and window solutions that open the indoors to the outdoors.

Synthetic landscaping materials. Homeowners are opting for low-maintenance lawns and using synthetic materials in an outdoor setting.

About Royal Building Products

Royal Building Products is a division of Axiall Corporation (NYSE: AXLL, formerly known as Georgia Gulf Corporation). The company manufactures and distributes leading materials for the home remodeling, building and municipal construction markets. For over 40 years, the company’s commitment to quality, innovation and customer relationships has attracted the loyalty of a growing number of building professionals, homeowners, architects, engineers and distributors to its products. With operations throughout North America, Royal Building Products offers the renovation, remodeling and new construction industries a broad range of innovative products including siding, exteriors and shutters, soffit, exterior trim & mouldings, decking, interior mouldings, window profiles & patio doors. Royal Building Products also manufactures pipe and fittings for the plumbing, electrical, municipal, industrial and irrigation markets. For more information, please visit our website: Follow us on Twitter and “Like” us on Facebook.

About Donald A. Gardner Architects

For 35 years Donald A. Gardner Architects, Inc. has been revolutionizing the pre-designed house plan industry. Each of our home plans offers an open concept and custom-styled features and includes an abundance of amenities in a wide range of square footages. Our satisfied clients nationwide prove that we deliver on our promise - to provide quality home designs that fit the lives and budgets of today's homeowners. Using extensive research and attention to the latest consumer trends in home building, our goal is to have clients who are completely satisfied, whether they build a cottage or castle. For more information, visit our website:

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