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The Sustainability of Sourced Materials

ProAktive www.selfbuildonline.co.uk THE SUSTAINABILITY OF SOURCED MATERIALS RESPONSIBLE SOURCING When taking on a self build project, it is important to responsibly source any component materials that willl contribute to your build, to avoid diminishing resources or having any harmful impact on the environment. The sustainability of construction materials requires a mindset of product stewardship and supply chain management beneficial of social, economic and environmental factors. BEST PRACTICES FOR RESPONSIBLE SOURCING BEST PRACTICES INCLUDE: SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT ENVIRONMENTAL & SOCIAL ISSUES ORGANISATIONAL MANAGEMENT SUSTAINABLE SOURCING EXAMPLES • A tree that is cut down for timber should be compensated for by planting several new trees. • Only cut trees down that have died from natural causes. CHOOSING A SUSTAINABLE SUPPLIER • Some organisations will constantly analyse the production and manufacturing processes of their goods. Using sustainable methods to produce their goods will help ensure that their products are a more sustainable choice. HOW MANUFACTURERS IMPROVE SUSTAINABILITY IN THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS • Water is easily reusable when working as a cooling system. Water can be filtered and reused. • Kilns which are used as a method for drying wood can be powered by burning sawdust. This is an alternative • Concrete can use fly ash from smelting operations. • The firing process with brick can be used to cover low-level toxic waste which reduces the risk of landfill disposal. method to using highly demanded & refined fossil fuels. RECYCLED MATERIALS • Aluminum can be recycled for 10-20% of the energy needed to turn raw ore into finished Aluminum products. • Recycled building materials include: GLASS PLASTICS METALS CONCRETE BRICK WOOD Building your own sustainable home offers many exciting possibilities. Whether you want a detached house, a bungalow or even a country pad, self building gives you control of your new home's design and location. Self building also carries risks of injury and damage to property - which is why you must take out self build insurance. Doncaster: 01302 346 831 | Follow us: ProAktive www.selibuildonline.co.uk

The Sustainability of Sourced Materials

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