In Britain Reuse It Yourself has been set up as a platform for developing a nationwide network of building material reuse centres, aiming to emulate Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores network. Based on the principles of the National Wood Recycling Centres and Furniture reuse projects, ReIY centres act as hubs to co-locate different enterprises and include training. These are social enterprises, which collect excess construction materials and sell them on.
ReIY note that Building Material Reuse Centre’s need space to work. A site of 10-20,000 sqft is needed to do a BMRC justice, smaller sites will only allow a limited product range to be undertaken.