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Join our team

Posted on 7 June 2016
Join our team

Finance Manager

EcoGroup continues to grow at a rapid pace and requires a financial expert to provide strategic financial support to the business. Reporting directly to the Managing Director, the Finance Manager is primarily responsible for the delivery of the overall financial strategic plan including development and implementation of financial strategies, forecasting and providing insights to key decision makers.

To find out more or to apply, please click here.

Posted in: Employment EcoGroup  

Keep toasty and warm

Posted on 26 May 2016
Keep toasty and warm

Stay warm and save the planet.

Our briquettes are the best option when you're looking to stock your fire.

It's raining and cold outside. Wouldn't you rather be curled up in front of a toasty warm fire?

I know I would!

Now you can rest easy knowing you are using a 100% recycled product to fuel your fire when using EcoGroup briquettes.

Made from 100% recycled timber diverted from landfill. They are light, easy to store, come in convenient packs, burn hotter for longer and are available at your leading service station locally.

Choose the product the helps our environment. Use EcoGroup briquettes.

To find your closest stockist call 1300 326 274.

 

Posted in: Recycling Timber EcoGroup  

Recycled building materials are the best choice

Posted on 17 May 2016

This eye catching home in California, USA has taken wings from a 747 aeroplane to form a roof. Genius! What a gorgeous example of recycling materials and creating jaw-dropping architectural designs. You can read more about this house here on deezeen.com

We have local designers who have recycled materials before to create some inspirational designed homes and buildings. One of our favourites is Joost Bakker whom we have featured numerous times on the EcoGroup Instagram page.

But really, any person choosing EcoGroup's products is in fact utilising recycled products for their building as all of our materials are recycled.

Have you seen our recycled crushed brick?

Some people can get a little confused by just how we create these amazing products.

Let us shed some light on it for you.

We demolish houses and buildings around Victoria. The materials from these demolition jobs comes to our Clayton yard where we have numerous machines that sift, separate, and sort the materials. Any brick that comes through our cleaning process is stacked in pallets and re-sold.

The bricks that don't meet our high standards get put aside to be crushed.

Various sized screens are placed under our crushing machines and these screens sort our crushed brick into various sizes. We supply everything from brick dust for tennis court toppings all the way through to 75mm products that can create access roads.

Landscapers and gardeners love our products for creating beautiful paths, driveways, providing sub-base and drainage with our aggregates or simply as a garden bed topping similar or mulch.

So why not choose to divert these materials from landfill, recycle right! Contact us today for more information. 

 

Posted in: Sustainable Demolition, Recycled Right Demolition Recycling Bricks Garden mulch DIY EcoGroup  

Some of the great work our clients have done with our products

Posted on 12 May 2016

Our clients are very clever people.

Not only have they chosen to help the planey by using recycled materials, their work looks amazing too. See for youself.

   

    

 

You can see even more of our images in our gallery here.

If you would like to talk to one of our sales team members about your up and coming project, call today on 1300 326 274.

 

Posted in: Sustainable Demolition, Recycled Right Demolition Excavation Recycling Timber Bricks Garden mulch Organic mulch Roof Tile DIY EcoGroup  

An introduction to bricks

Posted on 10 May 2016
An introduction to bricks

A lot of our customers come in asking for bricks for their renovation, extension or even a new build and almost all don't really understand which brick to choose.
Let our brick guide help you make the perfect choice for your project.

Red Bricks

The most popular brick and most common brick found in our yard, the red brick is a classic. It can be used for paving or for walls. It is made of fired clay and will retain its smooth base colour unlike concrete bricks, which will ensure you will always have the true character of a classic red brick.

The colour itself can vary, as no two bricks are the same, from a light-ish red (almost peach) to a dark brown-ish red and almost everything in between.

 

Rustic Reds


These are predominantly red bricks that are a little more damaged than our A grade red bricks. They have more chips and scuffs which is why they are great for adding character. We often say you will get one clean face. They have most recently had a rise in popularity for feature walls and also are great in the garden for retaining walls if you like that rustic look. Usually these pallets are a variety of bricks so can vary slightly in size. This all adds to the rustic look but your brickie might not enjoy making these bricks level. These bricks would only be used for face or walls, not paving.

Clinker red/blues


These are exactly what it says on the label. These are a red brick with bluish spots or marking on them which are created through the firing process.
The name comes from the sound they make when banged together.
These would only be used for walls but can be used with reds in a blend to decrease the impact that the clinkers give off. Other people love that intensity and use them for the entire wall.
Clinker brick houses are common in inner suburban Melbourne areas such as Ashburton, Malvern, Camberwell and some areas around Coburg and Brunswick. 



This is just the beginning of a long list of different bricks that you can find here at EcoGroup. For more brick types, head to our catalogue and find the right brick for your new project.

For more information, or if you would like help matching your brick, call us today.

Posted in: Sustainable Demolition, Recycled Right Demolition Recycling Bricks DIY EcoGroup  

What our
clients say

By utilising bricks supplied by EcoGroup, I was able to construct a period home which ensured an authentic and quality finish.

Michael Robinson

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