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Updated: 2019-09-25  Views: 105

Save the planet and some coin by sourcing secondhand materials for your next building or renovation project. Here are some quick tips to guide the way

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You don’t have to buy new materials if you’re building or renovating – secondhand items will add character, cut costs and minimise the environmental impact of your project. You can also recycle, sell or donate any leftover materials – speak to your builder about the best way to do this.

What to look forSearch demolition yards for building materials including wood, doors, windows and roofing; finishes such as paint, carpet and wallpaper; fittings such as kitchen cabinetry, sinks and tapware; and landscaping items such as fencingpersonalized new baby gifts, sleepers, pavers and bricks. If you’re renovating a heritage home or want to add character to a new-build, look for stained-glass windows and other period items.

Where to shopHave a look at the ‘Building and Renovation’ section on Trade Me or visit your local salvage yard or reuse shop – here are some good places to start.

Demolition Traders 249 Kahikatea Drive, Frankton, Hamilton North Shore Demolition 60 Patiki Road, Avondale, Auckland Musgroves 3 Musgrove Close, Wigram, Christchurch Burrell Demolition 18 Westmoreland Street West, Grey Lynn, Auckland Wanaka Wastebusters 189 Ballantyne Road, Wanaka Nelson Reuse &; Recycle Centre 6 Vivian Place, Tahunanui, Nelson Renovation Warehouse 28 Kioreroa Road, Port Whangarei No. 8 Building Recyclers 114 Tirangi Road, Rongotai, Wellington Xtreme Zero Waste Recycling Centre 186 Te Hutewai Road, Raglan Hall Bros Transport 26 Cresswell Street, Dunedin

Relocatable homesDid you know you can buy a home for as little as $10,000? All you have to do is supply the land for it to live on. Yes, once you factor in relocation costs such as transport and foundations you’ll be spending closer to $150,000, but that’s still a lot cheaper than most new-builds, and you’ll have saved a house from being demolished. Check out the homes on offer at:

?The Relocatable House Co. ?Haines House Removals ?Craig Walker Building Removals

Text by: Fiona Ralph.

So, we thought we’d make the rest of the process easy for you. Here, DIY pro Maya Marin shows us how to make a magnetic art print hanger in just a few simple steps. Check it out below and then get to work!

We are inspired by the world around us and love to showcase new and exciting artist, designers and crafters and our guest designer series is a great way to inspire our Crew as well as each one of you to try something?different, show off a new style or help you think outside of?your creative box, so from time to time we like to invite crafters to be our Guest Designer/Blogger for a month to challenge us to see things in a different way and so that we may learn more about our products through the?eyes of a new designer. This month we have invited Ansku . Ansku is a mixed media artist that has a very eclectic & arty style. We LOVE what she did with the Architextures products we sent her!

So the classic geographic question in the states: is it soda, pop, or Coke where you live? ?I had a hard time trying to decide what to call this one today. ?I asked on Facebook last week, and most of you said when you open a can of indulgent bubbly beverage, it’s a soda. ?(Though I love that in New Zealand, it’s “fizzy”.) Then it came up that even on a soda, these are pop tabs, because they “pop” the cans open. ?So, I give up, today I’m going to show you how to make a soda pop tab bracelet, haha. ?Whatever you call it – this project is a lot of fun! (Oh, and I have to thank the friend who mentioned that a carbonated canned beverage is a beer. Fair enough.)

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