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Sustainable Products for the Future

Sustainable Products for the Future

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Island Block & Paving

Melbourne Brick is the exclusive distributor for Island Block & Paving in Victoria.

The exclusive Sustainable Products for the Future collection from Island Block & Paving have achieved Global Green Tag certification and includes a unique, environmentally beneficial range of bricks, retaining wall blocks, concrete building blocks and weed-free paving; all products use coloured recycled glass aggregates instead of natural resources. These patented building products are trademarked as Bricks for the Future, Blocks for the Future, Pavers for the Future and the Freestone ECO Retaining Wall System.

In simple terms the use of the “Sustainable Products for the Future” range, minimises landfill in Australia whilst simultaneously reducing the mining of natural resources typically used in manufacture, thus resulting in a sustainable high end finished product.

“It’s easy being green” by using “Sustainable Products for the Future”.

Here's a brochure you can download:

Melbourne-Brick-Sustainable-Products-Brochure-Web-2019.pdf

Island Block & Paving is quality assured to ISO 9001:2008 and is committed to manufacturing more sustainable, environmentally beneficial building products where possible.


The Sustainable Products for the Future range is manufactured with up to 40% coloured glass aggregate. The environmental benefits of these more eco-friendly, recycled building materials are enormous as natural resourced aggregates such as sand and metal dust, are replaced in manufacture by a potential landfill product. Due to the cementitious value of the finely crushed recycled glass, cement usage is reduced by 10% – therefore CO2 emissions are lowered when our environmentally friendly building materials are produced. When you decide to purchase the superior products from Island Block & Paving, you are not only guaranteed to get a great price on your building materials, but also peace of mind for having chosen a more sustainable product.

Key Environmental Benefits:

  • Reduces landfill
  • Up to 40% recycled glass aggregate used.
  • Up to 40% less natural resources used.
  • 10% reduction in cement usage = lower CO2 emissions.

To view our displays visit our display superstores:

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Blocks for the Future

Melbourne Brick is the exclusive distributor for Island Block & Paving in Victoria.

Blocks for the Future are a premium architectural block which have Green tag certification.

Blocks for the future offer designers the opportunity to create high quality, sustainable structure using architectural building blocks comprising coloured recycled glass aggregates that will last a lifetime. With a patented range of finishes including smooth, exposed aggregate, diamond brushed and polished, Blocks for the Future are making it easy to be “green”.
Blocks for the Future are manufactured with up to 40% recycled glass aggregate. After manufacture the blocks are then treated to expose the recycled glass coloured aggregate on the surface, these finishes have never been seen in the marketplace before and are unique to Island Block & Paving. The environmental benefits are enormous as natural resourced aggregates such as sand and metal dust, are replaced in manufacture by a potential landfill product. Due to the cementitious value of the finely crushed recycled glass, cement usage is reduced by 10% – therefore importantly reducing CO2 emissions whilst still achieving excellent product strength.

Key benefits include:

  • Unique surface finish that glistens in the light
  • Striking finishes
  • Durable
  • Design flexibility
  • Cost competitive
  • Greentag certified

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Bricks for the Future are an exclusive brick range available in unique finishes and contemporary colours. Bricks for the Future from Island Block & Paving offer a state of the art patented brick selection, nationally recognised for its unique surface textures, inspirational modern colours and Global Green Tag certification.

Melbourne Brick is the exclusive distributor for Island Block & Paving in Victoria.

Melbourne-Brick-Bricks-for-the-Future-2021.pdf

Bricks for the Future are exclusively manufactured by award-winning, Tasmanian owned company Island Block & Paving. The patented Bricks for the Future are the ideal house brick choice and are available in two sophisticated styles – the “Premium Range” and the “Designer Range”. They include subtle brick colours in either stunningly smooth or exposed aggregate surface textures.

All bricks are made with six holes to assist bricklaying.

Island Block & Paving recommends the Concrete Masonry Association of Australia cleaning methods, which, as well as other technical information, can be viewed at cmaa.com.au/technical.

Key benefits include:

Colours and Style: Bricks for the Future offer a vast range of unique brick colours and textures. All Bricks for the Future are colourfast, the colour is blended throughout the brick i.e. not a surface coating that can chip off.

Low Maintenance: Bricks for the Future require minimal maintenance to keep them looking pristine. An advantage over cladding products is bricks allow the householder to enjoy their home without concerns on future maintenance.

Robust: Bricks for the Future are very strong and extremely noise resistant. Their fire resistance is perfect for Australia’s harsh environment. Bricks for the Future also have a security advantage over cladding options as due to their durability they resist termites and any other unwelcome visitors.

Affordable: Bricks for the Future have a high thermal mass producing a much cooler house in summer and a warm house in winter, therefore reducing household energy costs.

Sustainability: Bricks for the Future are manufactured to stand the test of time, no replacement costs. recycled aggregates are used where possible meaning landfill is reduced. Modern natural curing methods which reduce energy consumption are implemented, 100% captured water is used and CO2 emissions are reduced. 

Here is our display.

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The patented Bricks for the Future are the ideal house brick choice and are available in two sophisticated styles – the “Premium Range” and the “Designer Range”. They include subtle brick colours in either stunningly smooth or exposed aggregate surface textures. All bricks are made with six holes to assist bricklaying.

Key benefits include:

  • Colours and Style: Bricks for the Future offer a vast range of unique brick colours and textures. All Bricks for the Future are colourfast, the colour is blended throughout the brick i.e. not a surface coating that can chip off.
  • Low Maintenance: Bricks for the Future require minimal maintenance to keep them looking pristine. An advantage over cladding products is bricks allow the householder to enjoy their home without concerns on future maintenance.
  • Robust: Bricks for the Future are very strong and extremely noise resistant. Their fire resistance is perfect for Australia’s harsh environment. Bricks for the Future also have a security advantage over cladding options as due to their durability they resist termites and any other unwelcome visitors.
  • Affordable: Bricks for the Future have a high thermal mass producing a much cooler house in summer and a warm house in winter, therefore reducing household energy costs.
  • Sustainability: Bricks for the Future are manufactured to stand the test of time, no replacement costs. recycled aggregates are used where possible meaning landfill is reduced. Modern natural curing methods which reduce energy consumption are implemented, 100% captured water is used and CO2 emissions are reduced.

Premium Range

The Premium Range of bricks from Island Block & Paving are Global Green Tag certified and made with an exclusive recycled coloured glass aggregate which provides a unique surface finish that glistens in the light.

Key benefits include:

  • Coloured, recycled glass aggregates
  • 100% colour fast
  • New design with six holes for ease of brick laying
  • Modern range of colour choices
  • Unique finish that glistens in the light
  • True to size
  • Global Green Tag certified
  • Locally manufactured
  • All bricks from the Bricks for the Future range are manufactured using additives to minimise future maintenance. Tech dry additives used also help to prevent efflorescence and to allow cleaning to occur with ease. Please inspect display walls as an indication of the finished product.

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Designer Range

The contemporary, sleek selection of designer house bricks

The Designer Range of house bricks from Island Block & Paving are a sophisticated choice for your new home. Available in contemporary colours and neutral blends, designer bricks are made with natural sand aggregates.

Key benefits include:

  • Stylish colours and textures
  • Natural sand aggregates
  • Six hole design to assist bricklaying
  • True to size, easy to lay
  • Exclusive colours
  • Exclusive surface finishes
  • Locally manufactured
  • 100% colour fast
  • Lighter = lower handling costs

All bricks from the Bricks for the Future range are manufactured using additives to minimise future maintenance. Tech dry additives used also help to prevent efflorescence and to allow cleaning to occur with ease. Please inspect display walls as an indication of the finished product.

 

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For more colour images of the whole range, please see our Bricks for the Future Gallery

 

 

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Freestone Eco

Melbourne Brick is the exclusive distributor for Island Block & Paving in Victoria.

Melbourne-Brick-Freestone-Eco-Retaining-Wall-Brochure-A4-SINGLE-W2.pdf

The Freestone ECO Retaining Wall System is a more sustainable DIY, vertical retaining wall which is manufactured with recycled glass aggregate to provide unique smooth surface finishes that glisten in the light.

Freestone ECO retaining walls are suitable for most retaining or garden wall situations, engineering design assistance is available.

Each Freestone ECO block has self-locating lugs which easily lock into the block above to provide a vertical wall. Purpose made 90 degree corner and bullnose capping are available to provide a complete system. Freestone ECO blocks have a minimal setback which allows all available space to be utilised to the maximum. The large sized hollow blocks allow for steel reinforcing and concrete core fill where required, providing an earthquake resistant wall which can also accommodate fences and services.

There are two high-quality surface finishes available, a smooth finish and an exposed aggregate finish. To enhance the unique surface finish, Freestone ECO can be sealed with a proprietary masonry surface sealer.

Key benefits include:

  • Unique finish that glistens in the light
  • True to size, do-it-yourself
  • Up to 40% recycled glass aggregate used
  • No concrete footings required
  • Large sized easy to use blocks

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Pavers for the Future

Melbourne Brick is the exclusive distributor for Island Block & Paving in Victoria.

Melbourne-Brick-Pavers-for-the-Future-Brochure-2020.pdf

The premium quality Pavers for the Future collection are specifically designed for high use municipal and commercial pavements.

The Global Greentag certified pavers are made from high strength mix designs containing recycled glass aggregates which create unique surface finishes that will last a lifetime.

The patented Pavers for the Future are an environmentally responsible product with many benefits. Pavers for the Future are durable, trafficable, low maintenance, stain resistant, slip resistant and have a variety of unique surface finish options. Additionally they are manufactured to strict dimensional tolerances meaning size variations causing potential trip hazards are not a factor. All pavers exceed the design requirements of AS 4456 and CMAA PA05 design guide..
Pavers for the Future predominate sizes are 400mm x 300mm x 65mm thick and 300mm x 200mm x 65mm thick, designed to withstand commercial traffic as well as high pedestrian volumes. Paver sizes are interchangeable and allow for endless design opportunities.

Key benefits include:

  • Unique Surface Finishes….patented
  • Robust….16.3 kn Breaking Load
  • Stain Resistant…..made with surface densifiers
  • Slip Resistant….achieve a P5 rating
  • Hard Wearing….abrasion resistance 3.2
  • Environmentally responsible…lower CO2

 

Permeable ECO pavers

Melbourne Brick is the exclusive distributor for Island Block & Paving in Victoria.

Melbourne-Brick-Permeable-ECO-Pavers-2.pdf

Permeable pavements constructed using Permeable ECO pavers allow surface water to infiltrate through the pavers, into the sub base and sub grade below, to provide obvious benefits to the environment. Permeable ECO pavers are becoming more popular due to increasing water restrictions and drought conditions. Designers are now getting influenced by various authorities to use storm water management options that go beyond the conventional practice of collecting storm water run-off and draining it off site.

Key benefits include:

  • Environmentally responsible
  • Reduces the load on existing drainage infrastructure
  • Similar load bearing capacity as standard pavers
  • Cost effective
  • Reduces moisture evaporation from soil sub grade
  • Better surface run off control

Permeable ECO paving system sizes available:

400 x 300 x 50mm thick
400 x 300 x 65mm thick (trafficable – light vehicles)
230 x 113 x 80mm thick (trafficable – commercial vehicles)

By installing a pavement using Permeable ECO pavers, water is encouraged to infiltrate through the pavement surface and substructure to the ground below. Permeable pavers are installed so a series of drainage holes are formed in the pavement surface. These drainage holes are filled with a small aggregate (2 – 5mm) to allow water to pass through the surface to the layers below. These layers then allow the water to infiltrate into the sub grade to be drained or stored to a suitable location.

 

 

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