whole house reuse

Respecting our resources: the Christchurch team working to save timber from landfill

A small but dedicated salvage team based in Christchurch, The Silvan started out life as an art gallery and café. When their building was lost in the 2011 earthquakes, the team came back fighting, shifting their focus to saving and repurposing beautiful timbers, hand salvaged from damaged buildings. Founders Debra and GT believe in minimising waste and reusing everything they can to make pieces that are practical, beautiful, and full of soul.

Rekindle Wood Collection Day, Christchurch

Rekindle Wood Collection Day,
11am–3.30pm Saturday 11 August, Christchurch

Rekindle is a social enterprise that makes furniture and other useful objects by diverting wood from landfill to reuse.

Gather up any dry planks of hardwood (i.e. cladding, flooring, tongue and groove) and take them along to the Rekindle Wood Collection site at 272 Worcester Street in Christchurch on Saturday 11 August 2012 between 11am and 3.30pm.