Out with the old in with the new… but what if there is nothing wrong with the “old” or better yet, it can be used to create something new? New Zealand’s urban landscape is constantly evolving.
On a macro level, Auckland is densifying its city and suburban scape, with older buildings being demolished to make way for new, modern structures. On a micro level, renovation projects are a staple for New Zealand homeowners, constantly upgrading, improving, and changing their living areas to meet their expectations. Both of these instances have something in common – they both involve the demolition or removal of used building materials. Materials that may be used for a range of different applications, whether that be reusing them for their original purpose somewhere else, or processing the materials for a completely new use.
Either way, DKL projects believe reclaiming construction supplies to be used elsewhere is always going to be better than them ending up in a landfill.
Construction and demolition waste is a major environmental issue, as it can contribute to soil contamination and greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, the use of 2nd hand building supplies like concrete, metal and wood is much more sustainable than contributing to the growing problem of construction waste. Recycling these materials not only reduces environmental impact but also helps to conserve valuable natural resources. Furthermore, 2nd hand building supplies are often significantly cheaper than purchasing brand new materials, making them an ideal option for builders looking to reduce costs while minimising their impact on the environment. Ultimately, by choosing 2nd hand building supplies over new materials, we can work towards a more sustainable future for ourselves and future generations.
DKL Projects are committed to recycling, reusing, and reclaiming as many building materials as possible to play our part in engaging in sustainable building practices. Because of this, we have a wide range of reclaimed construction materials available for use in your next project.
Why Choose DKL Projects for Your Second Hand Construction Materials?
As demolition specialists, DKL Projects is in a unique position to reclaim construction materials. By strategically approaching each construction to assess what can be recycled and reused, we can plan our demolition plan accordingly to ensure that a large number of materials are salvaged. This commitment to sustainability has resulted in us having an extensive range of 2nd hand construction materials available, including timber, steel, concrete, and a variety of fixed pieces.
Based out of Whenuapai, our yard has an extensive range of building materials recycled, reclaimed, and salvaged from projects that span from Kaitaia through to Taupo. Furthermore, our yard is available for you to drop off any of your reusable materials, allowing you to get on with your project with peace of mind that you’re minimising your impact on the environment.
For more information, head over to our Recycled Building Materials page
The demolition of a building can generate a lot of waste, but some of that waste can be recycled and reused in other construction projects. One such material is timber, which can be salvaged and reused as second-hand building supplies. There are several ways that recycled timber can be used in new construction projects, such as for floors, walls, beams, and more. Not only does recycling timber help to reduce waste, but it can also provide a cost-effective solution for construction projects, as well as giving access to otherwise unobtainable native timbers. In addition, recycling timber helps to preserve forests and their ecosystems.
It’s estimated that construction projects account for almost half of the steel that’s used globally every year. A lot of this steel is then thrown away as waste, even though it can be recycled and reused. Recycling steel from demolition projects is a great way to reduce waste and save money on second-hand building supplies. Steel can be recycled over and over again without losing any of its strength or quality. It’s also one of the most recyclable materials. Once recycled, steel can be used for a variety of new construction projects, from office buildings to bridges. In fact, recycling just one ton of steel can save enough energy to power an entire home for six months. So next time you’re planning a construction project, think about how you can use recycled steel. It’s good for the environment and your wallet.
Concrete is a common material that can be salvaged from demolition projects and reused in other construction projects. Recycled concrete can be used for a variety of purposes, including as aggregate for new concrete, as fill for embankments and foundations, and as base course for pavements. In addition to being environmentally friendly, using second-hand concrete can also be cost-effective. As a result, it is an increasingly popular choice for builders and contractors looking to minimise their impact on the environment.
Fixed pieces from demolition projects, such as windows, doors, and balustrades, are highly sought-after building supplies for second hand construction projects. These second hand pieces often carry the same structural integrity as brand new materials, but at a fraction of the cost. Additionally, these second hand building supplies can be used for a wide variety of purposes depending on their size and function. For example, second hand doors can be repurposed as interior dividing walls to create separate living spaces within a home. Second hand window frames can be used to add natural light to smaller rooms or uninspiring corners of a space. And second hand balustrades are commonly used to improve the aesthetic appeal of commercial or residential balconies and stairways. Whether you are renovating an existing property or starting a new construction project from scratch, second hand building supplies offer an affordable and versatile way to customise your space while helping to reduce waste in the construction industry.
DKL Projects are your Re-Use and Recycle Specialists
At DKL Projects, we believe in re-using and recycling. We are proud to offer our second-hand building materials to help you with your construction projects. We have a wide variety of products available, including timber, steel, concrete, and fixed pieces. Our team of experts has years of experience in the construction industry and we are committed to providing high-quality products and excellent customer service. Whether you are renovating an existing property or starting a new construction project, our second hand building materials can help you save time and money while minimising your environmental impact.
Get in contact with DKL Projects today!