Building with reclaimed materials / Guides

Recycled building materials
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Where to buy and sell used building materials

...Building Supplies LTD Habitat for Humanity Restore Read more here about reclaimed and recycled building materials , building with shipping pallets and how...

Cutting a 110 year old dying pine tree.
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

The rise of urban logging

...materials for this project were not only local, they came from within 5 feet of the building site. The whole process of building this backyard studio (which B...

Recycled barn beams and a refinished clawfoot bathtub
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Recycled & reclaimed materials

...Building with pallets: last but not least - one of the most abundant supplies of ready-made building materials are shipping pallets. They are generally consid...

Interior solid pine door
Doors and trim

Interior finishing

...with a sander can bring out some fantastic looking wood with a rich Canadian heritage. Cons: Some reclaimed materials can be quite labour intensive to prepare...

Bathroom with refinished claw foot tub and barn board trim in a home c
Materials and resources

Finding environmentally friendly materials

...building materials you’ll find, are the ones that have been used before. There are businesses that specialize in reclaimed materials by purchasing their stock f...

Stairs made from reclaimed barn beams
Wood and organic materials

All about wood

...Reclaimed wood from demolition : there are businesses that specialize in salvaging building materials from demolition projects, then offer them for resale in va...

Diving to retrieve sunken timber from the log drive
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Reclaiming sunken timber from the log drive

...without the risk of cupping." So as far as 'eco' building materials go, it doesn't get much better than this. The end product is of superior quality, and you ...

Efficient green home design choices
Concept and design

Efficient home design, or how to design a home to use less energy

...reclaimed and local materials: By re-using existing building materials and buying locally, you just became part of the green building trend. As we have said, ...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...reclaimed such as the exterior brick and structural timbers. Numerous locally sourced materials are incorporated. And some components are cutting-edge technolog...

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum certified home - The Edelweiss House
LEED Homes

Canada's first LEED V4 Platinum house - An EcoHome project checklist

...without resorting to building a Tiny House . And best of all, it was done well within a conventional building budget. The premise of the Edelweiss House was t...

wood ceiling in Reclaimed sunken lumber
Walls and ceilings - interior surfaces

Wood Ceilings or drywall - how to choose your ceiling material & what's the difference in cost?

...materials you could find. Similar choices can be made with wood – you can use reclaimed barn boards, FSC-Certified lumber, or wood reclaimed from river bottom...