Since 1975, The Brick Pit has been supplying architects, designers, howneowners, builders, landscapers and shopfitters with premium, heritage recycled bricks for residential, commercial and landscaping projects. Our projects include custom homes, restaurants, cafes, commercial, retail, and residential complexes, council parks and outdoor spaces, leading education facilities and eco resorts.
Our business model is upcycling. The Brick Pit prioritises sustainability, the environment, energy and heritage conservation. All our bricks are pre-1950s lime mortar bricks, sourced directly from demolition sites. The bricks are processed to the Brick Rescue quality standard using ground-breaking, brick cleaning technology developed exclusively for the industry before being graded and blended for re-use in new projects.
Upcycling is the most energy efficient and environmentally sustainable form of recycling because it does not destroy the original product – instead of crushing irreplaceable, historic bricks as demolition waste, we preserve them for re-use. We’re proud of that!
Brick recycling in Australia and around the world, is riding a wave of unprecedented growth as federal, state and local government bodies actively support and legislate towards recycling and the re-use of demolition and construction materials. As consumer sentiment towards recycling and re-use continues to rise, the demand for recycled bricks is also increasing exponentially.
Keith Carqueville, owner of The Brick Pit, saw the shift towards sustainability, energy, heritage and the environment long before recycled brick was considered cool and fashionable. Thanks to that foresight, The Brick Pit is now a leading innovator in the industry world-wide, developing and trialing new methods of processing bricks for re-use, creating exceptional products for clients and establishing quality standards in recycled bricks that can be confidently specified by architects.
Some of our notable projects are the Google Headquarters in Pyrmont, Wollongong University Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (6 Star Green Star Rated) and iAccelerate building, Sandstone Point Hotel (QLD), Sydney Olympic Park Jacaranda Square, numerous HIA and MBA award winning homes and multiple installations within the Merivale Group’s empire including Ivy, Mr Wong, Coogee Pavilion, Papi Chulo and the Hemme’s private residence.
The re-use of pre-1950s lime mortar bricks must be the priority of every local council, demolisher, architect, developer, property owner, builder, landscaper – without exception. Anything less is irresponsible.