Why Use Reclaimed Building Materials

Green issues have been receiving increasing coverage in recent years and many of us have made considerable changes in our lifestyle. Twenty years ago I wouldn’t have dreamed that I’d be:

  • Sorting my own recycling and putting it into a separate bin.
  • Driving a 1 litre car on unleaded fuel.
  • Considering my carbon footprint when planning family holidays.
  • Printing on both sides of the paper at work.
  • Walking to the local shop instead of taking the car.
  • The list goes on..

Many people are now wondering ‘what more can I do?’ – and this is where the use of reclaimed building materials comes in.

If you are undertaking some landscaping work or a small building project why not consider the use of old tyres and reclaimed bricks?

Not only are reclaimed building supplies an environmentally sound choice, they provide a character and history to building projects which new materials can’t.

Architectural salvage yards can provide the above along with glass, old doors, fireplaces, garden ornaments – in fact anything that you would find when demolishing a building.

There are hundreds of architectural salvage yards all over the UK and a number of websites are available which index these, putting both builders and the DIY enthusiast alike in touch with them.

Suppliers of quality reclaimed supplies offer bricks, slate tiles, chimney pots and architectural salvage such as Victorian fireplaces doors and windows and you can be sure that there is a local supplier only too happy to help you out. What’s more you will be amazed at the quality and choice on offer, so much so you may never visit that DIY superstore again.

So next time you are looking for that unique addition to your home consider architectural salvage and discover what gems are locally available.…

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