Spare bricks how to get rid of them in Canberra?

Tecko12 7 February 2012 23

I have a pallet of bricks at the front of our house that were not used when we built an extension.

They are all in good condition as they have never been used. Where can i go to get rid of these?

Preferably not the tip as they are new.


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housebound housebound 9:21 am 08 Feb 12

PrinceOfAles said :

Hang on to them. You never know when your 3yr old will roll your kombi van down the driveway and through a wall.

Not funny. This happened to friends, except the child was 6 years old and the van was a flash car. Ouch.

EvanJames EvanJames 12:28 am 08 Feb 12

PBO said :

Have you tried the Canberra Brick Society? They have a regular swap meet somewhere in Yarralaumla (exact location escapes me) where they meet up and swap old and new bricks. I myself picked up a lovely 1928 “Reddie” to put in the garden. I am sure that they would gladly take them off your hands, possibly even for a fair price if your have any rare ones. There is another group in the southside but i would steer clear of them as there have been a number of forged bricks coming from that area.

You almost had me until the forged bricks.

I have some old “Canberra Bricks’ but they’re not very good and fall apart and I’m using them as fill.

Duffbowl Duffbowl 10:52 pm 07 Feb 12

Genie said :

Got kids ? Bricks make great punishment.

My partner was made to take the pile of bricks from one end of the yard to the other and stack them back up. Once done. He had to return them to their original ‘home’

Beats smackin 🙂

What did your partner do to deserve that? Normally Mrs Hagrid just calls me some lovely little pet names and tells me to cook dinner…

PrinceOfAles PrinceOfAles 8:53 pm 07 Feb 12

Hang on to them. You never know when your 3yr old will roll your kombi van down the driveway and through a wall.

astrojax astrojax 1:16 pm 07 Feb 12

paint them yellow, make a road, and follow it..? say hi to the wizard for us (perhaps it’ll lead to door 4 at the wetlands…)

PBO PBO 12:11 pm 07 Feb 12

Have you tried the Canberra Brick Society? They have a regular swap meet somewhere in Yarralaumla (exact location escapes me) where they meet up and swap old and new bricks. I myself picked up a lovely 1928 “Reddie” to put in the garden. I am sure that they would gladly take them off your hands, possibly even for a fair price if your have any rare ones. There is another group in the southside but i would steer clear of them as there have been a number of forged bricks coming from that area.

colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 11:54 am 07 Feb 12

through the window of the god awful bogans who live across the road from me.

Lee2923 Lee2923 11:51 am 07 Feb 12

Holden Caulfield said :

I managed to sell a pallet of bricks a few years back in the free CT classies (free as long as the sale price is $100 or less). Not sure if they still run that, otherwise, as noted try allclassifieds.

Yep, free CT classifieds worked fantastically for us. Managed to off load a heap of old red bricks in no time.

Genie Genie 11:44 am 07 Feb 12

Got kids ? Bricks make great punishment.

My partner was made to take the pile of bricks from one end of the yard to the other and stack them back up. Once done. He had to return them to their original ‘home’

Beats smackin 🙂

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 11:20 am 07 Feb 12

I managed to sell a pallet of bricks a few years back in the free CT classies (free as long as the sale price is $100 or less). Not sure if they still run that, otherwise, as noted try allclassifieds.

poetix poetix 11:06 am 07 Feb 12

Personally I would build a small block and cement a sword, blade down, into the top of it, and then put it into the lake so that the hilt and just a bit of the blade were showing, and watch people try to pull it out. You could get a cheap sword in allclassifieds. Probably.

Thanks for the idea of public art, Skyring. But this one will only offend closet royalists, which has to be A Good Thing.

mp2615 mp2615 10:52 am 07 Feb 12

Freecycle ?

p1 p1 10:34 am 07 Feb 12

Chock up some white commodores?

arb arb 10:21 am 07 Feb 12

Put a for sale sign in front of them and they’ll be mysteriously gone by the end of the day.

EvanJames EvanJames 10:04 am 07 Feb 12

I think Skyring wins. Some very good Uses for Bricks there. I would’ve suggested AllClassifieds too, great for selling and giving stuff away.

ThisIsAName ThisIsAName 9:52 am 07 Feb 12

Build a brick letterbox?

qbngeek qbngeek 9:42 am 07 Feb 12

We will take them if you are willing to give them away. Email is contact(at)queanbeyanarchery.com.au

mikal mikal 9:40 am 07 Feb 12

Do they match the house? I’d keep them if possible. When we did our extension we found you couldn’t get matching bricks any more, and I really wished we’d had a pallet of them down the end of the yard.

Skyring Skyring 9:37 am 07 Feb 12

Have you considered putting them into a backpack, one or two at a time, taking them up the hill and dropping them onto the cross benches during Question Time?

Or possibly, with a bit of cement, make your own public artworks. Honestly, Civic is so full of the stuff that nobody would notice. Get Mr Minit to whip up a small engraved plaque and your brick rendition of a dingo sniffing its arse could represent Aboriginal Harmony and the pollies would line up to make fancy speeches.

Use a sledgehammer to break them up into small but handy pieces and mount a public stoning for your enemies whom you have unwittingly invited to a free beer and prawn night.

Pete, helpfully

Jetsam Jetsam 9:35 am 07 Feb 12

Build a barbie.

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