Burwood Brick Rescue

Recently 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 main centrepiece of each room was a grand […]

6 Star Green Star rating represents ‘World Leadership’ in environmentally sustainable design practices

The Brick Pit was specified by Cox Richardson Architects to supply recycled brick for the 6 Star Green Star rated Sustainable Buildings Research Centre at Wollongong University. The 6 Star Green Star rating represents ‘World Leadership’ in environmentally sustainable design practices. The use of recycled brick on both the interior and exterior of this flagship sustainability project speaks […]

The Grounds 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 […]

When it comes to recycling, reuse is king

Reuse is sustainable, energy efficient, environmentally effective and conservationist. It preserves Australia’s valuable, irreplaceable, pre-1950s bricks, many over 100 years old, like these heritage beauties. Before the 1950s, bricks were layed with lime mortar which can be easily removed. When the building is demolished the bricks can be rescued, cleaned and then reused in new projects. Recycling for Reuse = […]

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. […]

Recycled Brick features 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 […]