Repurposed building materials / Guides

Waste management

How to dispose of Construction waste responsibly

...building materials: Re-using or repurposing building materials, where it makes sense. Use old boards as strapping as long as there are enough, that they a...

Greenhouse Construction for Cold Climates
Greenhouses and Sunrooms / Solariums

How to build a greenhouse in a cold climate

...building materials , though Pierre expects that total to go up with the additions he has planned for the future. Level of satisfaction: Very satisfi...

Recycled building materials
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Where to buy and sell used building materials

...building materials from ending up in landfills, and from a financial perspective, both parties win here. Rather than paying to remove and dispose of building ma...

Eco-friendly & Healthy Flooring is best for Green Homes
Flooring and stairs

Eco-Friendly Flooring material options for Green-Homes

...Repurposed red pine floor © Ecohome If you pull flooring up carefully by prying pieces up where they are nailed and take care not to break the tongues and...

Interior solid pine door
Doors and trim

Interior finishing

...materials is the holy grail of green building, so go for it whenever you can, especially in finishing where there is no structural integrity or insulation perfo...

Shipping container homes, Good or Bad?
Architecture and plan design

Are shipping container houses environmentally friendly & good or bad to live in?

...building materials standpoint, materials should be used in their most sensible manner, meaning it would be better if metal were kept in circulation and applied ...