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Think Brick Australia represents Australia's clay brick and paver manufacturers. We aim to inspire contemporary brick architecture and building design in all areas of the built environment: commercial, residential and landscape.
Think Brick Australia undertakes extensive research, provides technical resources and training to ensure clay brick is recognised as a pre-eminent building material by leading architects, developers, builders and property owners.
In Australia the brick industry is worth $2.8 billion to the economy and creates employment for 30,000 people nationwide in the manufacturing and installation of its product.
Bricks have been produced in Australia since the arrival of the First Fleet and are intrinsically linked with the great Australian dream of home ownership. After all, property is often referred to as 'bricks and mortar'.
Think Brick Awards
We inspire new thinking in building design and architecture. Each year we run the Think Brick Awards to encourage architects designers and builders to rethink brick as a contemporary and sustainable design material.
The Think Brick Awards incorporates two premiere architectural and design competitions catering for both the conceptual and the physical:
The About Face design competition - a conceptual design based competition, and
The Horbury Hunt Award - for built projects.
For full details about the Think Brick Awards click here.
We invest in research to ensure brick products and forms of construction lead the debate on sustainability. In partnership with the world-ranked University of Newcastle we are undertaking Australia's most extensive research into the thermal performance of masonry and other materials. The findings of this research will assist Government and the building and construction industry create more energy efficient buildings.