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The Living Building Challenge

The Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC) Australia’s first “Living” Certified Building 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) […]

The Brick Pit on Better Homes and Gardens

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

The Grounds of Alexandria – The Bakery

If you haven’t been to the Bakery at The Grounds of Alexandria yet it’s time to plan a visit. The Bakery takes the Grounds to another level of “hard to resist” with the delicious smell of fresh baked goods wafting through the air. It’s a feast for the senses and a party in your mouth! The Brick Pit is proud to […]

The Brick Pit featured on Australia’s Best Houses

Recycled brick from The Brick Pit creates an eye-catching and environmentally functional feature in this multiple award winning modern Queenslander by Thirdson Constructions featured on Australia’s Best Houses. A wall of recycled brick, peppered with graffiti bricks in green and blue, forms the central spine that runs the length of the house. The wall of solid recycled […]

When it comes to recycling, reuse is King!

Re-use is sustainable, energy efficient and conserves the environment. It also preserves Australia’s irreplaceable, heritage bricks, often over 100 years old, like these beauties. Sadly today in Australia, when brick buildings are demolished, the bricks are very often taken away and crushed as demolition waste. What a waste! Hundreds of thousands of perfectly good bricks are destroyed […]

Historic Sandstock Bricks rescued from Cudal Hotel

38,000 historic, sandstock bricks were rescued from the Royal Hotel, Cudal. Built in the early 1900s, the historic Hotel had just celebrated its 100th anniversary when it was destroyed by fire in May, 2015. Brick Rescue worked with the demolisher to save the original, historic, sandstock bricks and preserve them for re-use instead of being crushed for road base. […]

 

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