The Brick Pit on Better Homes and Gardens

Mark the date – July 13th and 20th on Channel 7. For more than 10 years, The Brick Pit has been working with Better Homes and Gardens, supplying recycled bricks for their projects. Recently, Jason, Dannii and the crew visited our yard for a film shoot to be part of a double episode screening July 13th and […]

6 Star Green Star rating for SBRC

Cox Richardson Architects specified The Brick Pit to supply all recycled brick for the prestigious 6 Star Green Star rated Sustainable Buildings Research Centre at Wollongong University. The recycled clay brick commons utilised in 100% of the external walls in either cavity brick or reverse brick veneer applications were the obvious choice to meet the demands […]

The re-purposing of 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, […]

Hillsong Church Recording Studio

The stunning recycled brick interior of Hillsong’s new recording studio is displayed to perfection in the acoustic bonus track videos recorded for their new album, ‘There Is More’. We are always intrigued when recycled brick finds its way into a project that is niche and a bit different and Hillsong Church’s new recording studio was […]

Burwood Brick Rescue

Recycle for reuse… crushing of old bricks is for mugs! When a grand old estate in Burwood, NSW came down. I was saddened 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 ceilings and […]

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 home by Thirdson Constructions, Queensland. 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 bricks provides thermal mass, catching […]

When it comes to recycling, re-use 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. […]