The throwaway society that we had for years has evolved to the point where people want to reuse as opposed to build new.
Had a great opportunity to sit down with a friend of mine to discuss Deconstruction and the many opportunities out there for reusing, re-purposing and recycling building materials. He also just happens to work for the newspaper. You can check out his article here.
Our society has changed in how it looks at our resources. More people are taking the time to figure out ways to reuse what they have instead of throwing it away. This is a good thing. There are literally hundreds of start up companies out there whose focus is to take old materials and reuse / repurpose them in fun and creative ways.
Sometimes the efforts are on a large scale, like when deconstructing an entire building and reusing the concrete for crushed gravel.
other times, it is just as simple as re-purposing the parts into something beautiful. (Serving trays made from salvaged barn wood by BarnwoodTrays.com )
If you need help figuring out how to salvage your old building, or are looking for some resources, just let us know. We can help.
Stay tuned, there’s more to come.