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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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It is autumn in Melbourne right now and the weather is starting to turn.
The days are getting shorter. The weather is turning colder and we are getting more and more rain.
You would think that your garden would love this time of year, plenty of water and less scorching sunshine to burn leaves but the summer sun also warms the ground which helps the roots or our garden plants grow.
The soil needs to continue to stay warm so the plants are able to survive throughout the winter.
Here's where mulching comes in.
If you use our 100% recycled timber mulch to cover your gardens now, they will stay warm for the winter, providing a nice cosy blanket for your garden.
It also ensures topsoil isn't washed away in strong rains. As soil erosion can be a real problem in some areas.
The best bit is if you lay it now, it will help stop the weeds coming through in spring time and and will mean you have to spend less time in your garden out in the cold and rain over the colder winter months.
It makes sense really, put the hard yards in now, lay the mulch over your entire garden and let our recycled timber mulch do the hard work for you.
By choosing recycled timber mulch you are also turning timber that was destined for landfill back into nature and helping save the planet. Which we think is the best reason of all to get mulching!
We have a great special on our timber mulch. Call us today for more details. 1300 326 274
You can read more about our 100% recycled timber mulch here.
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