Clearsite Demolition deconstructs – rather than demolishes – houses. It salvages timber, historical features, and fixtures and fittings that can be reused, repurposed or recycled. This significantly reduces the quantity of demolition waste.
Demolition with a digger produces around 25 tonnes of waste that goes straight to landfill. By deconstructing houses, Clearsite reduces the waste by half. It deconstructs houses using crowbars, the odd power tool and specialist knowledge. The economic benefit is passed directly onto the client.
In trying to find a way to repurpose everything it recovers, Clearsite has developed relationships with flooring businesses, furniture makers, woodworkers/craftsmen, salvage yards, Habitat for Humanity, and timber recyclers. Church and community groups also send the building materials to the islands.
Clearsite Demolition Ltd is a finalist in the Going Circular and Efficiency Champion categories of the 2017 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards.