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The Living Building Challenge

The Brick Pit is proud to be the specified recycled brick supplier for Australia’s first “Living” Certified Building – one of only 24 buildings in the world to have achieved this certification at the time. The University of Wollongong’s Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC) achieved full marks under the world’s toughest sustainability standard for buildings, the Living Building Challenge (LBC). The certification process has been a long and difficult journey and the result confirms the SBRC as arguably the most sustainable building in Australia.
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The Brick Pit on Better Homes and Gardens

The Brick Pit is proud to have partnered with Better Homes and Gardens for over a decade, supplying recycled bricks for projects on numerous BHG episodes over the more than 10 years. Jason, Dannii and crew spent a few hours filming at The Brick Pit in June 2019 and we subsequently featured in a double […]
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6 Star Green Star rating for SBRC at UOW

The first 6 star green star rated building in Australia to be fully certified under the LBC, arguably the most stringent green rating tool in the world, is the prestigious Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC) at Wollongong University. The Brick Pit was specified by Cox Architecture and supplied all recycled brick, internally and externally, for […]
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The re-purposing of historic Paddington Reservoir

Paddington Reservoir Gardens is the re-purposed site of a historic water reservoir which accepted water from the Botany Swamps pumping station for supply to parts of Sydney between 1866 and 1899. The Reservoir was originally constructed in two stages, completed in 1866 and 1878. The water chambers were built below street level with a grassed park above, […]
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Burwood house bricks recycled for re-use

Recycle for reuse…because crushing old bricks is a mugs’ game! When a grand old estate in Burwood, NSW came down, I was saddened that the owner had chosen to demolish rather than restore. Set on over an acre of land, the circa early 1900’s structure stood beautifully proud. Every living area and bedroom had high vaulted […]
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