The Environmental Advantages of Using Reclamation Yards
Definition of Reclaimed Materials
Before we delve deeper, it's important to clarify what we mean by 'reclaimed materials'. Essentially, these are materials which have been previously used in some way and are then extracted for a second, third or even fourth use in a new project. This reclaimed material could include everything from bricks, tiles, and wood, to larger items like bathtubs, doors, and window frames.
You can come across some really good finds in a reclamation yard. Older building that have been demolished and very unique pieces can be found, such as dated stone, or old signs from pubs. These quirky little finds can really make a difference to the unique feel of your building project too. Most reclamation yards will be able to give you the story behind the stone so you know where it has come from to complete the story of your build or feature.
The Benefits Of Using Reclaimed Bricks For Your Project
Eco-Friendly: Using reclaimed bricks reduces the demand for new ones, thus conserving natural resources and reducing the carbon emissions that are a by-product of the brick manufacturing process. We hate to see waste, which is why we started the business in the first place.
Unique Aesthetics: Every reclaimed brick tells a story. They can add character, charm, and a vintage touch to your project. Ask your local yard about the pieces, chances are they will know where they came from.
Cost-effective: In many cases, reclaimed bricks are more affordable than new ones, offering potential cost savings.
Availability: You may have an existing old property you wish to extend, but the stone, brick or roof tiles are no longer made. Chances are that a reclamation yard have them in or can source them for you.
A More Sustainable Way to Shop
Reclamation yards are the epitome of a circular economy. They take what was old, making it new again, reducing the demand on virgin building materials. We take demolished building materials and save them from landfill waste to reuse on building projects.
- Energy Conservation: Manufacturing new products consumes more energy than reusing old ones.
- Waste Reduction: Instead of ending up in landfills, these materials find a new life.
All of our stone and brick is cleaned up and palleted ready for you to take and use on your construction project here.
- Environmental Benefits: We reduce the strain on landfills, reduce emissions, and save energy.
- Economic Advantages: Provides local jobs and often results in cost savings for consumers.
- Design and Authenticity: Creates unique spaces filled with character and history.
Things you can find in a Reclamation Yard
Durability: Older wood is often from larger, old-growth trees, making it more durable and dense than newer wood.
Character and History: Each piece of reclaimed wood carries the marks and patina of its history.
Reduces Deforestation: Using reclaimed wood means fewer trees need to be cut down.
Project Clause for Reclaimed Materials
Reclamation Yards for a Happier Planet (and a Happier You)
Reclamation in Sustainable DevelopmentModern sustainable development focuses on a holistic approach. Reclamation yards contribute by:
- Promoting Circular Economies: They focus on reusing rather than disposing.
- Conserving Biodiversity: Fewer trees felled, fewer quarries opened, less strain on natural resources.
- Community Building: They often foster local businesses and artisans who use reclaimed materials.