New Adelaide store to cut building costs

by | May 11, 2022

Habitat for Humanity is set to cut the cost of building materials and used home furniture, with the launch of a new retail store in Adelaide.

The not-for-profit group recently opened the new store, ReStore, with a mission to give home builders and owners the opportunity to purchase lower cost building materials that have all been donated by building companies, businesses and individuals, according to a recent 7News report.

Just some of the building products on offer include paving and landscape materials, as well as flooring products, tiles, bathroom fittings, lighting and door hardware. The materials are all expected to be offered at around half the usual retail price.

The new store is expected to meet a key need for those needing a helping hand while building or renovating a house, while also being an environmentally friendly option as well, Habitat for Humanity Executive Officer Louise Hay said in the report.

“ReStore will sell building materials that may be left over after a major construction job. These surplus materials which are brand new, often end up in landfill because builders do not have the time to find another home for them,” Ms Hay said in the report.

Any funds raised through the new store will be used to support Habitat for Humanity’s South Australian projects, including a home building program, a home maintenance program, as well as disaster recovery work.

According to the report, just some of the disaster recovery work conducted by Habitat for Humanity included workers cleaning up properties in the Adelaide Hills after the devastating bushfires in 2019/20, which took about 18 months to complete.