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Christmas Closure

Posted on 21 December 2017
EcoGroup is closed from 21st December, 2017 and re-opening at 7am on Monday 8th January, 2018
Best wishes for the festive season.
Posted in:Sustainable Demolition, Recycled RightBricks  

The King(s) of Clay

Posted on 17 January 2017
The King(s) of Clay

With the Australian Open beginning this week and the tennis season in full swing, we thought we'd take the opportunity chat about Rafael Nadal, the King of Clay, and the tennis court cover product EcoGroup creates from 100% recycled materials. Ace!

4 facts about Rafa:

1. Rafael Nadal was born 3 June 1986 in Manacor Spain, and was introduced to tennis at the age of 3 by his uncle, clearly a wise man.
2. Alongside tennis, Rafa also played football, however at the age of 12, as tennis and football were taking up a lot of his time, he had to choose one. He chose tennis. Also clearly a wise young man!
3. Fast forward roughly 15 years, and Nadal reaches his prime and is crowned the 'King of Clay' after winning the French Open 9 times in his first 10 attempts (90% win rate). Fun fact: For those who aren't aware, the French Open is unique in that it is one of the few open events to be played on clay.
4. Nadal is the only player to have won all three clay court Masters 1000 events in the same calendar year along with the French Open in 2010 thus giving him the "Clay Slam".

4 facts about EcoGroup's tennis court coverings:

1. At EcoGroup, we produce the glorious product called red porous crushed brick that Rafa loves to play on. (So that makes us the Kings of Clay too, right?)
2. Tennis aficionados will also be familiar with the name "en tout cas" (pronounced en-te-car), often used to describe red clay tennis courts.
3. We make our red porous crushed brick from 100% red recycled bricks.
4. Not only do we not harm the environment whilst creating our tennis court cover product, we save the environment by keeping the bricks from landfill.

So, if you are a tennis enthusiast, or club owner, or just love to get out on the clay courts and have a hit, why not consider us next time you need to refresh your courts? Not only can you channel your inner Rafa, you can help save the environment as well. 

Download our tennis court red porous crushed brick product brochure here.


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Posted in:LandscapingRecyclingTennis CourtsClayEcoGroup  

Roof Tiles

Posted on 11 January 2017
Roof Tiles

Looking for Roof Tiles? EcoGroup no longer sells roof tiles

For all your roof tile requirements trust  Eastern Roofing to provide a quick and responsive service.

Specialising in:
    Matching Terracotta and cement roof tiles
    Supply and fit available

Eastern Roofing
1D Burwood Highway
Wantirna  Vic  3152
Phone: 9801 3069



Posted in:Roof Tile  

Christmas Holidays

Posted on 15 December 2016
Christmas Holidays

Christmas time has come round once again, and as much as we love delivering you high quality products and top notch service, we love holidays too!

As such, EcoGroup will be closed from 12pm Thursday 22 December and re-opening 7am Monday 9 January.


From all of us here at EcoGroup, we wish you a very Merry Christmas, and a safe and prosperous new year!

Posted in:EcoGroup  

Our latest crush

Posted on 26 July 2016
Our latest crush

Why our crushed brick should be your next purchase.

We love having access to an amazing range of building materials that we can offer our customers that not only add character and charm but provide a great alternative to buying new products. 

Using recycled products lessens your carbon footprint in your build and helps divert materials from landfill so, really everybody wins.

But what happens to the materials that don't survive the demolition and cleaning process whole?

Well, we crush it!

All of our bricks go through a very stringent examination process to make sure they are in excellent condition. Anything that doesn't pass muster, gets separated out and then crushed.

We use different sized screens to make different sized crushed product.

Our reds get crushed into 2 sizes for sporting toppings, a dust and a 2.5ml, both of these products are used for tennis court toppings or baseball diamond toppings. 

We also make a variety of sizes in the red brick to use for garden bed toppings, driveway coverings, and a lot of landscapers use it for paths.

We don't always have just red bricks though, we receive a lot of concrete and general rubble or bricks of other colours.

With these materials we still crush but not to the small sizes of the red, we have a mixed rubble product that is 75mm and below. This is an amazing product for hall roads or access roads. As it is a recycled product it is much more economical than other options.

We also make a mixed colour crushed brick which we call a rainbow mix or eco mix depending on the size. This again is a great landscaping topping for garden beds and paths as you can see in this image below.

We also have a lot of customers using it for the access side of their houses or sub bases for plumbing or driveways.

If your looking for an aggregate product or a crushed topping of any description, why not compare our product and prices. You'll love what we have on offer.

See our range in our catalogue here or call Brett today to find out more 95181507.

Posted in:Sustainable Demolition, Recycled RightLandscapingRecyclingGarden mulchDIYEcoGroup  
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