Green Series: Recycling, Repurposing and Reusing Construction Waste

Jun 23, 2020

Pilbara Sheds is dedicated to providing a sustainable world for all future generations of Western Australian’s to enjoy. We work extremely hard to implement as many small and manageable sustainable practices into our business culture to ensure we are doing our part for the earth.

Over the next few months our blog is turning green. We are going to go through some of the very important sustainability practices we have in place not only to ensure our customers that we are doing our best, but to also inspire other businesses in the local Pilbara community to implement some similar practices. As an individual company we may not be able to change the world, but together as an industry we can make an impact.


The Impact of Construction Waste on our Environment

According to the Australian Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities, “building materials account for about half of all materials used and about half of the solid waste generated worldwide”. This means there is a substantial opportunity for any business that falls within the building or construction sectors to be able to reduce our waste and work towards a more sustainable future. As the leading provider of Sheds, Carports and Patios within the Pilbara region, we consider it our duty to do our part in reducing the impact of construction waste. 


Simple Recycling

Where possible the Pilbara Shed team always works hard to ensure we recycle our office materials. Whether it’s paper, cardboard or ink cartridges in the office, or scrap metal when attending a job our aim is to minimise the amount of materials we use that will end up in a landfill. Some simple recycling practices we have put into place include:

  • Sending coffee pods to be recycled. There are a few Nespresso recycling points throughout the Pilbara and Nespresso also offers recycling pods via Australia Post.
  • Recycling small batteries. This can be done through BatteryWorld and Aldi Supermarkets.
  • Ensuring all leftover scrap metal is properly recycled where possible.

For more information regarding recycling, check out the Recycling Near You website for recycling locations and other recycling tips. 


Repurposing and Reusing Site Materials

As a business we implement “lean practices” in regards to material ordering to build your shed. But where possible, we ensure any left over materials are repurposed or reused in other parts of the business to minimise our waste output. 


Can We Do More?

We would love to know what your business or private property does in regards to recycling and repurposing scrap materials in order to better our own practices. We are lucky enough to work with a number of different organisations such as schools, equestrian stables and sporting outlets throughout the Pilbara region. Let’s work together to ensure we are being as sustainable as possible for future generations. If you have any tips in regards to office or workplace sustainability, please feel free to let us know via our Online Contact Form

Our Product Range

Are you a local school or sporting organisation in need of high quality and cost-effective sheds? Well, Pilbara Sheds are here to help! With years of experience working with the local Pilbara community, we have built a name for ourselves providing storage space that suits every budget in an educational or sporting environment. Here are a few of our frequently asked questions when it comes to our school and sporting sheds to show you that Pilbara Shed are the best to work with when it comes to installing your next shed.


What kind of schools and sporting organisations do you work with?

Our experience within the local community extends from junior sporting clubs and primary schools, to larger groups and local high schools. We have worked with a number of local organisations in the area to build their perfect shed!


Do you understand the unique requirements of schools and organisations?

Of course! We are able to provide your organisation with hands on, insider knowledge of products that are suitable and best used with an educational and sporting environment. We know that school and sporting storage differs depending on its intended purpose, and we can customise your shed to suit its intended purpose


We have a strict budget, can you work to that?

We sure can! Both public and private schools have budgets they need to adhere too, and we completely understand that you will have a limit on what you’re able to spend. We will work with you to design a shed that isn’t only high quality, but also cost-effective within the set budget you have available. 


Are your sheds built for the Pilbara environment?

As Pilbara locals, we know the importance of building a school or sport shed that is able to withstand the Pilbara elements. Safety and durability is at the forefront of our shed builds, so when you purchase one of our sheds, you can be rest assured that it’s built for what ever the Pilbara can throw at it. 


Can we include storage solutions in our design?

Unlike a residential or commercial shed, school and sport sheds usually need to be designed to cater for a large amount of small equipment. Soccer balls, tennis racquets, goal posts or desks and chairs, we can assist you in creating an internal fit out to best suit your needs. Our distributorship Fair Dinkum Sheds can assist us to provide customised buildings to suit every situation.


H2 - Learn More

To learn more about the School and Sport Sheds that Pilbara shed are able to build for your business, please give us a call on 9185 1089 or submit an online contact query and someone from our team will be in touch shortly.

Did you know that the purchase of a shed through Pilbara Sheds can easily be done online? Our quoting system has been designed to simplify buying a shed and save you as much time as possible. We offer a 24-hour turnaround from the first point of contact to create your obligation free quote. All it takes is a visit to the Pilbara Sheds website and a few details, and then you’re on your way.


Start the process to purchase your next shed

The Pilbara Shed website allows you to request a quote online with a few details about the type of product you’re after. You will be given the option to choose between getting a quote for a residential shed, carport, patio, industrial or commercial shed, and so much more.

Once you’ve decided on a product, you will then need to give us some details about the size of the product you’re after. This will include:

  • The span of the shed, which refers to the overall width of the building
  • The height and length
  • The roof pitch, which is determined by the angle from the highest to the lowest point of the sloping roof
  • Enclosure, from fully enclosed to not enclosed at all.

Of course, if you’re unsure about any of these measurements or exactly what you need, you’re welcome to give us a call, and we can guide you through how to get them. 


Personalise your shed product to suit your taste

Our quoting system supports you in personalising your shed to suit your taste and budget. You’re able to choose the wall and roof materials for your shed. If you decide to utilise Colourbond steel products, our Colour Chart is also available, including the option to have samples sent direct to your property. 


H2 - Create the perfect shed for your property

When you decide to build a shed with Pilbara Sheds, you’re able to add in any additional options and accessories that you might need. During your online quote you will be given the option to request a quote for roller doors, personal access doors, skylights, windows, mezzanine floors, roof ventilation and insulation. We will itemise these add-ons within your quote, so you can decide whether they’re within your budget before making your final purchase decision. 


H2 - Submit a quote request today

If you’re ready to submit a request and get your obligation free shed quote today, head to our Quoting System. If you have any questions about the process, or would like some additional information before submitting your request, give our friendly team a call on 9185 1089