Renovations enable elements of your old home to become new again

Often a renovation project involves some form of demolition.  But this does not mean that the demolition waste has to go to landfill.

At Energy Aspect Living we look at all avenues to reuse the materials that are salvaged through demolition, and where we can, we reuse them as part of the same project.  Materials that can’t be reused are sorted and sent for recycling.

So if you are planning a renovation project, consider what elements you might be able to salvage and reuse, and how they can be incorporated into your new home. 

Materials may be reused as part of the house, or sometimes as part of the landscaping. 

Just some of the ways Energy Aspect Living has reused materials:

  • Reuse doors
  • Reuse cabinets from kitchen, bathrooms, laundry or robes
  • Reuse bricks/stone for new walls, make good existing walls and landscaping
  • Find a new use for timber including re-milling for non structural elements in the new home
  • Reuse timber floorboards
  • Reuse bathroom fittings and fixtures

Not only does it save these materials from going to landfill, it is a great story to share with family and friends of how a renovation has enabled elements of your old home to become new again.

And if you aren’t able to salvage materials during demolition, there are some great salvage yards where recycled materials can be sourced.  The key is to plan ahead and source materials well in advance of building beginning, and even better, right at the very beginning of planning stages for your renovation.  This way those key pieces you find can find a home in your design.

If you are considering renovating, and would like to understand options for salvaging and reusing materials, we would be happy to visit and discuss.  To make a time call or email us today.

builder used recycled building materials Energy Aspect Living
Scrap steel salvaged during demolition
and sorted for recycling

builder used recycled building materials Energy Aspect Living
Recycled timber was used to make this hardwood bookshelf and storage cupboard

builder used recycled building materials Energy Aspect Living
Stone was salvaged in demolition, and
reused in new stone walls