If you are working with a tight budget or simply want to save on your building costs, quality recyclable materials are a money saver that also help the environment. So long as the sourced material meets New South Wales building standards, there are no structural integrity risks.
The Australian government, in cooperation with local authorities, has created a set of standards to monitor and regulate waste management, including recycled building materials. By the time materials reach a builder or homeowner they should be fit for purpose and pose no threat to the environment.
Local Suppliers of Recycled Building Materials
The use of recycled building materials is encouraged and part of a worldwide effort to reduce waste. Local suppliers are a good starting point if you are searching for recycled materials. You can save on shipping costs or even pick up some of the materials yourself if you have suitable transportation that is equipped to handle the weight.
You can use search terms such as “local recycled building materials New South Wales” to find local suppliers. Search engines now have an expanded description so you can see the address and make a list of potential sources that are close to your site. It is also a good idea to look for reviews for suppliers to get an idea of quality of product, service and cost.
Although local suppliers are convenient so far as location is concerned, they may not stock all the materials you need. Specialist recycled material suppliers provide bricks, timber, roofing and even sustainable plants that are hardy and disease resistant. The Recycled Building Centre in Croydon is a good example of a company that supplies materials for every stage of a build or renovation.
A reputable supplier will have ensured that all recycled materials are safe and have been processed in accordance with federal and New South Wales state laws. These companies source their recycled materials from near and far, reusing waste from demolished homes, churches and commercial buildings. You are assured quality and can pick up unique wood and stone materials at a fraction of the usual price.
You can also use the classified pages in your local newspaper to source recycled materials. It is important to ensure that any company listed has a good rating. You want your project to run smoothly so checking delivery times is an important factor in choosing your supplier.
You should also ask about delivery quantity limits and any terms and conditions which may affect your timeline. Take note of any agreements made with the supplier and ensure that they honour all commitments. If there is a contract of sale involved, read it carefully before you agree to the terms. You need to protect your interests first and foremost.
Building inspections are always necessary but they are especially useful when recycled materials are being used in the project. Your building inspector will look for any defects and produce a report. Stage inspections are carried out after each stage of the build is complete and will report on the quality of materials and workmanship before recommending your builder go ahead and move on to the next stage.
It is always preferable to catch defects before a project is complete. Houspect provides building inspections that are designed to help homeowners smoothly transition through each stage of the build. Call Houspect today on 1300 258 789 to find out how we can help you complete your New South Wales project.