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Salvage and recycle: why you should consider second-hand building materials

When it comes to home renovations, construction projects and new construction, most people are concerned with the aesthetics – making sure their project looks perfect. However, another important factor to consider is the environmental impact of your work. Using salvaged and recycled materials are one way to reduce the environmental impact of your renovation. Second-hand building materials are often just as good as new ones and can be purchased at a fraction of the cost. They also have the added benefit of being environmentally friendly.

 

Here are some of the benefits of using salvaged and recycled building materials in your next home renovation.

 

Save money

 

Second-hand building materials can be a great way to save money on your renovation. Instead of forking out for expensive new materials, used building materials that have been salvaged will likely cost a fraction of the price. Construction projects are already quite pricey – depending on the work being done of course – so anywhere where you can lower the price is a bonus.

 

Be sustainable and eco-friendly

 

As mentioned, sustainable and recycled building materials are good for the environment. If you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint, using sustainable products is a great way to do that. It’s becoming increasingly important to think about our impact on the planet and even small changes can make a big difference.

 

Find unique items

 

If you’re after something a little different for your home, used building materials can be a great option. You’ll likely find materials that are full of character and charm that you won’t find in a standard store. This can add an extra level of personality to your home, which is always nice.

 

Support local businesses

 

When you buy used building materials you are likely buying from a local demolition or salvage company that will really appreciate your business. These businesses typically source construction and building materials from local job sites, which means that your purchase will help to support the local economy.

 

Things to keep in mind

 

There are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for used building materials, however. Make sure you inspect the materials thoroughly before purchasing them to ensure that they are up to your standards. Typically, the recycled building materials have already gone through inspection processes but doing your own inspection can give you peace of mind.

 

Clearly, there are many advantages to shopping for used building materials instead of new ones. Used building materials are often just as good as new ones, but they cost a fraction of the price. In addition, buying used building materials helps to support the local economy and keep reusable materials out of landfills.

 

Brajkovich Demolition and Salvage are Perth demolition contractors who can handle any size or type of demolition project. We also have over 20 hectares of recycled material ranging from roof tiles to doors, sinks and much more. Our vast collection of demolition sites throughout Western Australia has provided a collection unlike anything else in Perth or its surrounding areas. Give us a call if you require demolition services or salvaged materials.

 

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