Brick Rescue


Environment | Energy | Sustainability | Heritage

With the help of environmentally conscious councils, architects, civil contractors and builders, Brick Rescue® saves pre-1950s bricks when buildings are demolished and recycles them for reuse in new projects.


Reuse is the environmentally superior alternative to crushing because it uses less energy and preserves Australian heritage bricks.

To upcycle or to downcycle?

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When it comes to bricks, upcycling for reuse is environmentally superior to downcycling for road base.

  • Reuse uses much less energy than crushing bricks for roadfill and then manufacturing new bricks for construction.
  • Reuse preserves irreplaceable Australian heritage bricks by reusing them in new building projects where they are enjoyed by all Australians.

Who hasn’t enjoyed the vibe of heritage recycled brick at The Grounds of Alexandria, Crinitis, Pancakes on the Rocks, Sandstone Point Hotel (QLD), Sydney Olympic Park Jacaranda Square or one of our multiple Merivale Group installations that include IvyMr WongCoogee PavilionPapi Chulo and the Hemmes private residence?

Browse our project galleries to see how The Brick Pit upcycles irreplaceable heritage bricks for reuse in many notable and award winning projects such as the Google headquarters in Pyrmont, Wollongong University SBRC and multiple HIA and MBA award winning residential and commercial projects.

Stop the waste!

Brick Rescue® asks local government councils to specify in DAs that pre-1950s bricks must be reused and not crushed as demolition waste.

Join Brick Rescue® 

Brick Rescue® supporters are our eyes and ears. Anytime you see a brick building with fencing around it that is soon to be demolished, send Brick Rescue® a Demo Alert using the form on this page. Your kids can be Brick Rescue® Rangers and join Brick Rescue’s environmental mission to conserve energy and save our heritage bricks.