Ecological Benefits of Removal Homes ~ RENEW, REUSE AND RECYCLE AN EXISTING HOUSE.
Video: Logging Australian Mountain Ash
Help make our logging industry more sustainable by recycling valuable timbers.
Above: A unique Queenland timber building being needlessly demolished and reduced to landfill below.
Renew, Reuse and ReCycle a Removal Home.
Please view this recent feature story in The Owner Builder Magazine by Phillip Richards. By investing in a removal home, you could save 40-60 trees. Removal homes save time, money and the environment by reducing demolition costs, avoiding the waste of new construction resources, and conserving the embodied energy of the building.
Ecological Benefits of Removal Homes.
The world's rain forests could completely vanish in a hundred years at the current rate of deforestation. (National Geographic). It has been estimated that a single house uses between 40 to 60 trees. With a rising world population now estimated at 7 billion, there is increased pressure to provide timber for housing and construction.
Why we need our forests.
The removal of trees without sufficient reforestation has many negative ecological impacts. These include:
- damage to wildlife habitat
- loss of biodiversity
- arid zones and desertification
- increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide
Trees play a critical role in absorbing the greenhouse gases that fuel global warming. Fewer forests means larger amounts of greenhouse gases entering the atmosphere—and increased speed and severity of global warming.
Recycling our forest resources.
The quickest solution to deforestation would be to simply stop cutting down trees.However, a more workable solution is to carefully manage forest resources by reducing logging and recycling existing timbers to make sure that forest environments remain intact. You too can help reduce unnecessary logging by purchasing one of our removal homes and recycling valuable timbers.
The unique features of the Queenlander home.
Many Queenlander and colonial houses also have unique timber features that may increase the value of the building over time and provide a cost effective and satisfying restoration project. See how a Darling Downs farm house has been selected as a modern day "work of art" by the Queensland Art Gallery. See the "Linaine" Project.
Saving our older homes from demolition.
A growing trend in modern land redevelopments is the needless demolition of old Queenslander homes to make way for new constructions. With more forethought, these old buildings can be saved and removed to provide an affordable housing option in regional centres where housing costs are skyrocketting. These buildings are strong and well constructed and it is a waste of valuable building materials to see so many of these homes ending up in landfill.