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The re-purposing of historic 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, […]

Burwood house bricks recycled for re-use

Recycle for reuse…because crushing old bricks is a mugs’ game! When a grand old estate in Burwood, NSW came down, I was saddened that 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 […]

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 modern Queenslander by Thirdson Constructions featured on Australia’s Best Houses. 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 […]

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 […]