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Recycling for Reuse = Upcycling

When it comes to recycling, reuse is king. Before the 1950s, bricks were layed with lime mortar which can be easily removed. When the building is demolished the bricks can be cleaned and reused. This is the job of Brick Rescue® – to rescue the bricks so that they can be cleaned and reused in new projects. Sadly […]

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 features on Australia’s Best Houses in this multiple award winning home by Thirdson Constructions, Queensland. The project won House of the Year in the 2014 Queensland Regional Architecture Awards and also the Gold Award for Excellence in Design in the 2013 Ipswich City Council Awards. A wall of recycled brick, peppered with graffiti bricks in green and […]