What Types of Building Supplies Are Available at Habitat for Humanity ReStores?


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Some commonly found types of building materials at Habitat for Humanity ReStores are bricks, blocks, pavers and lumber. Many of the building materials that are carried by the ReStores are donated material or come from Habitat for Humanity's deconstruction services program.

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In addition to basic building materials, ReStores also carry doors, windows, cabinetry, molding and plumbing fixtures. Because ReStores rely on donations, donation drives and deconstruction projects to stock their stores, they very rarely have any sort of definitive inventory list. Rather, customers who are interested in purchasing building materials from the Habitat for Humanity ReStores should either call or visit their local ReStore locations.

The ReStore's donation drive program is geared toward other charitable organizations that can supply any of the previously noted building materials, as well as good quality furniture, office fixtures, lighting, tile and flooring materials. The ReStore provides an empty 48-foot truck trailer, and Habitat for Humanity pays the hosting organization $1,500 for every trailer that is filled by the organization, as of 2015.

The ReStores' deconstruction services program allows home owners who are undergoing a home renovation project to donate and recycle all of the building materials to Habitat for Humanity's ReStores. The Habitat for Humanity ReStores also partner with other non-profit organizations nationwide to conduct full deconstruction projects in which the entire building is deconstructed and the materials are incorporated into the various ReStore inventories.

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