We Give Timber A New Life
Every piece of timber has a story to tell
At Reconstructed, we give timber a new life. We’re not just recycling timber, we’re re-imagining it and making it better than it was before.
We work alongside our sister business- The Salvage Centre, a demolition company who save building materials from going to landfill. We source our timber from old houses, factories and warehouses when they are about to be demolished. We hand-remove all the timber and restore it- making it better than it was before.
We use old timber for new things: floorboards, panelling and furniture. When you choose our recycled timber, you’re not only doing your bit in helping the earth, but you’re getting a better quality product at the same time!
Recycling timber helps save the planet by reducing both deforestation and landfill. Our recycled timber has no toxics, no VOCs and no nasties.
Old timber has unique characteristics and qualities that you just can't replicate anymore. It's stronger, more durable, more termite resistant, as well as bursting with so much character.
Recycled Timber- Geelong and Melbourne
‘They don’t make them like that anymore’
Products these days just don’t gave the same quality as they once did. As our population has grown, we have had to find ways to make things faster, cheaper and more efficient. But the downside to this is, the quality is lost.
At Reconstructed, we believe that old timber is better than new. Timber from the past is stronger, harder and more stable than it is today. Old timber is grown with tighter rings, compared to the fast growing plantations of today. This means it is much denser and less prone to splitting, warping and rotting. Timber from the past is loaded with character and every piece has its own unique story to tell. We collect our timber from our sister demolition company The Salvage Centre, where it is carefully inspected, restored and repurposed, ready for a new life. We have a massive recycled timber warehouse in Geelong. We supply our recycled timber all over Melbourne and Australia wide.
Environmental sustainability is one of our core values.
All of our timber is FSC™ certified, as well as carbon neutral. Climate change is a critical worldwide issue, but we are implementing small steps to tackle bigger problems. Over two million tonnes of timber ends up in Australian landfill every year and 2.5 million acres of land worldwide are converted to fast-wood forests! By choosing recycled timber- you’re not only getting a quality product, but you’re making a more eco-friendly choice.
Using recycled timber offers many benefits. Some of which include carbon sequestration, protecting native plant and animal species from deforestation and keeping the air clean. Another benefit is keeping perfectly usable timber from ending up in landfill. As a society, we tend to be moving into a ‘disposable’ mindset where sometimes it’s easier and cheaper to throw something away than to fix it. But this is not sustainable, especially as our precious essential resources are becoming ever more sparse.