Our parent company, The Trustland Group required a new, 18 m² office to be constructed on a mezzanine floor, to accommodate a growth in staff numbers.
Half glazed office partitioning was deconstructed from a client project and installed around the outer edge of the mezzanine. This was a total of 22 sections. 3 fire doors were also installed along with 3 large radiators.
Although the ceiling tiles were purchased new to avoid a patchwork effect, the grid was reused (approximately 60m²).
Office furniture (3 desks and underdesk filing units) plus swivel chairs were also returned from another project and used in the furnishing of the office.
The end result was a success, with the office now being used by several members of staff.
What was reused?
22 Partitioning panels
60 m² Ceiling grid
75 m² Insulation
5.1 m Softwood battens
15 sheets Plywood
40 m² Plasterboards
50 m² Plywood/hardboard
What savings were made?
If purchasing these materials new rather than using quality second hand materials, the would have been £14,010.
If disposed of, it would have been over 3.5 tonnes of reusable materials sent to landfill.
The volume of these items would have filled approximately 2 roll on roll off skips at a cost of £500 each (plus 3 men for one day at £480)
TOTAL SAVING = £15,490