About The Brick Pit
Long before recycled brick was considered cool and fashionable, owner, Keith Carqueville saw the approaching wave of sustainability, energy and the environment and caught the vision. Today The Brick Pit is at the centre of Australia’s great love affair with recycled brick and, after more than four decades of trading, is proud to be Australia’s oldest brick recycler.
The Business Model
The Brick Pit business model is upcycling. When pre-1950s brick structures are demolished, the bricks are rescued, (instead of crushed as demolition waste), and then upcycled for reuse in new projects. Upcycling for reuse does not require the destruction of the original product in order to produce a new product. For this reason it is considered to be the highest, most energy efficient and environmentally sustainable form of recycling in the world.
Brick Rescue Environmental Technology
Every brick undergoes the proprietory Brick Rescue automated cleaning process. This is unique to The Brick Pit and provides quality assurance and an end product that is easily specifiable.
Notable and Award Winning Projects
Our notable and award winning projects include multiple HIA and MBA award winning homes, the Google Headquarters in Pyrmont, Wollongong University’s Sustainable Building Research Centre, Sandstone Point Hotel (QLD), Sydney Olympic Park’s Jacaranda Square, The Grounds of Alexandria and multiple installations within the Merivale Group’s empire including Ivy, Mr Wong, Coogee Pavilion, Papi Chulo and the Hemme’s private residence.
The Brick Pit supplies recycled bricks Australia-wide for custom homes; restaurants; cafes; commercial, retail, and residential complexes; council parks/outdoor spaces; education facilities and eco resorts