Your old home could be a gold mine
It's not just copper fibres
that are valuable on a construction site. Depending on the quality and
year of your build, your home could be a gold mine of valuable items
like bricks, aluminium windows, french
doors, floorboards, slate, pavers and tiles. Due to the resurgence of
rustic styling, things like rusted roof sheeting and damaged timbers can
fetch prices three times higher than they do brand new.
and eBay have a long-held stake in the second-hand building material
game, though Facebook groups and marketplace are great, as well as some
niche websites that are just a Google away. For special items, it could
be worthwhile giving your local salvage operator a ring, who can
evaluate what you've got.
course, it's not just the hard building materials that could be worth
selling on. Any modern bathroom fixtures and fittings, kitchens
appliances, split-system air conditioners, hot-water units, pool
fencing, ceiling fans and light fittings could get you a pretty penny,
so long as they're in good condition.
If the environment is your priority
If you're not interested in the labour of selling on your building materials, you can still make arrangements
to limit how much of it ends up in landfill when you demolish it. One
solution could be finding a demolition company that offers demolition
with 'salvage rights'.