COURTESY CAROLINE PERRON PHOTOGRAPHIES — Three years in the making, the patented machine cleans 99 per cent of a brick through a process involving a concrete grinder that allows the cleaning of the brick extremities.
Chifa says Maçonnerie Gratton calculates the brick recycling machine can eliminate up to 5.9 tonnes of CO2 emissions in the restoration of a 1,000 square foot brick wall. “Throughout Quebec and Canada this means a lot because we are all about bricks,” Stoia says. The recycling machine “sets the tone” for municipalities and the province to consider legislation on the reuse of construction materials. She adds recycling bricks for reuse helps to conserve Quebec’s architectural past.
Source: Brique-Recyc gives old bricks new life with innovative quick cleaning machine – constructconnect.com
Demolition of Willard School set for Monday in Missoula
If there are enough useable bricks remaining, contractors will leave them on pallets at the corners of the campus for community members’ use.
Source: Demolition of Willard School set for Monday in Missoula | KECI
This brick feature wall is built from bricks salvaged from the house’s three fireplaces. Source: Supplied
They ripped up and relaid original baltic pine floorboards, used timber from the old frame to construct bathroom benchtops and carport beams to build window sills in the new living area.
Source: Salvaged timber, bricks recycled to create stylish, on trend interiors at renovated Edwardian era house at 3 Guthrie St, North Geelong, Hodges, Geelong West