The growing trend towards greener homes means there are lots of wonderful products on the market made from recycled or sustainably-sourced materials. Havwoods PurePanel® is one of them. It’s a brand-new collection of pre-finished real wood veneer panels, creating a distinctive look that can be used on walls, cabinetry, and just about any other surface in the home. It makes use of slow-growth hardwood timbers sourced from environmentally responsible mills in Europe, and it adds a beautifully warm look and feel to interiors while offering huge time and cost savings.
Builders can also find excellent, sustainably-made construction materials. Take Hempcrete, for example, which is made from hemp, lime, and water. Hemp is a water-efficient plant that can be grown without chemicals, and when it’s mixed with lime, it creates a natural concrete with insulating benefits. It’s naturally mould-proof and termite proof, so you can feel good about using it.
FireCrunch is another great example. It’s an Australian owned company that manufactures cladding material that is specifically designed for bushfire-prone areas. It’s made from a non-toxic fibre composite mix that contains magnesium oxide, which acts as a deterrent to termites and other insects.
However, nothing adds character to a build quite like recycled products - and we’re not saying you have to fill the home with furniture made from pallets. Salvaged timber such as our Reclaimed Barn Oak, bricks, doors, and even glass can add unique and stylish touches not just in construction, but home decor. It’s definitely worth keeping an eye on Facebook Marketplace, Gumtree, and eBay for bargains. Who knows what you’ll find? Reusing and recycling products in creative new ways is a great way to be green.
Product pictured above: RECM2025 Reclaimed Barn Oak