Upcycling When Renovating a House Saves Money and Protects Environment

Renovating a house
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Four in 10 people prioritise environmental factors when renovating a house, new research shows. 

Homeowners are becoming more and more motivated to use environmentally-friendly and cost-effective methods when renovating, such as buying pre-owned goods and upcycling them. 

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.