Thursday, April 10, 2008

2. Dismantling begins

Windows and doors have been carefully removed to send to a recycling yard with some of the doors possibly retained for reuse in the new house.

Timber flooring (hardwood and soft) and vj linings will be salvaged for use as linings, cabinetry and flooring for the new building.

Recyclable elements from demolition which are not reusable will be collected and sent off site.

Deciding what to do with short, damaged lengths of timber of various sizes is a challenge (not useful as a building material): if sent to landfill it will trap CO2; if used as firewood it will produce heat for warmth or cooking, saving on other fossil fuels but lead paint may be a hazard; left on street frontage with a "take me" for creative folk to build small things.

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