Jack Williams and Jane York had their Kansas home ‘deconstructed’ and the materials resold or reused.
Photos courtesy of Jack Williams
Construction and demolition debris take up more than one-third of landfill space annually, but on average, more than 60 percent of a house – and in some cases, more than 75 percent – could be reused or recycled, says Bradley Guy, who researches architecture and deconstruction at The Catholic University of America.
“Deconstruction, although it’s difficult to do, offers a lot of opportunities,” says Jesse White, creator of deconstructioninstitute.com and owner of an architectural salvage store in Sarasota, Fla.
via Home deconstruction: Can an entire house be recycled? – CSMonitor.com.