Recycling

Recycled timber: material that tells a story

Recycled timber can be a beautiful feature in a new build or renovation – but there’s quite a bit to get your head around when deciding how best to use this valuable material.

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Recycle Right

Many councils have created their own recycling apps, tailored specifically for local householders and services.

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UPCYCLIST: Reclaimed and remade furniture lighting and interiors

Upcyclist is an online homage to reuse by design, founded in 2011 in the wake …

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Sustainable House Day 2015

Take a tour inside some of Australia’s most environmentally progessive homes this September as part of Sustainable House Day.

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Repurposing building materials

Working with salvaged materials is labour-intensive, and often doesn’t come with the savings imagined. But it can add character, history and plenty of satisfaction, as committed reuse architect Emma Scragg explains.

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Good old wood

A reorientation, recycled timber and some hands-on work transform a Melbourne house for a couple committed to using only good wood.

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In search of good wood: building with sustainably sourced timber

Using good wood in your new build, renovation or for that lovely piece of furniture is an important part of any environmentally and socially responsible project. But how do you go about finding sustainably sourced timber?

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Bush bound

Salvaged and recycled timbers are front and centre in this renovated northern beaches Sydney home.

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