At Sustainable Tradies we understand what it takes to make your home design ideas reality and we offer a number of services required when undertaking a home renovation project. We use traditional and modern sustainable building practices to bring back to life your home whilst retaining its particular character. Renovating a home takes patience, willingness, trust, skills and lots of experience and each project will bring their own challenges therefore it is important to have a solid team on your side
The Eco Box Studio
The eco box studio was built with almost everything repurposed or recycled ! The beauty is in the simplicity ! A great example of reusing materials.
Sustainability features of this work:
- Floor joists: repurposed from demolition hardwood roof timber.
- Second hand jarrah windows
- Shower screen 10mm turned into a window with repurposed timber
- Second hand French doors
- Second hand jarrah/glass door
- Stud frames: repurposed from demolition hardwood roof timber.
- Outdoor cladding: repurposed old shed roof sheets, hardiflex and weatherboards offcuts from building sites, pavers
- Insulation: earth wool (left overs from other jobs)
- Architraves and skirting: repurposed decking boards.
- low embodied energy materials
- limestone garden edge/walls
Butcher shop into a Wellness centre
Transforming a Butcher shop into a Chiropractic Clinic !!
Features of this project:
- Designed as simple as possible by us the people building it, taking into account the size of materials at all times reducing building waste considerably
- Economically sustainable: Working in collaboration with owners where they pay for labour and materials only, without the usual hidden profits & margins that bigger companies include in every single item, making transparency and honesty a safe environment for workers, which is reflected in the finished product and reduces the overall project cost significantly.
- Existing ceiling and floor tiles kept to reduce cost and general building waste.
- Transforming an old shop in stead of building a new one.
Tiny House - Shed Transformation
Some of the main features of this Tiny house project are:
- 3 x restored 100 year old sash windows
- Custom made Recycled jarrah benchtops
- Restored second hand French doors
- Handmade stain glass window
- Architraves with repurposed second hand hardwood timber
- Benches and cabinets structures with repurposed second hand hardwood timber
- All cabinets doors with
recycled/salvaged second hand jarrah floorboards
Low Embodied Energy Materials
Another great example on how to reuse materials !!
- Most of the limestone came from the same site
- Rubble walls (concrete, rock, pavers)
- Recycled bricks for paving
- Deck joists: repurposed salvaged hardwood roof timber
- Decking boards: Repurposed second hand Wandoo floorboards
Landscaping with Bene Big Jobs
Another great outcome:
- Garden beds
- Compost beds
- Chicken house
Ensuite - Garage conversion
Working in collaboration with home owners where the pay for the time of work and materials only without any hidden cost.