Services

Rotor Deconstruction can facilitate operations for the reuse of building materials in a variety of ways.

Physical removal of reusable materials from demolition and renovation sites

For who: large building owners, demolition companies
What: We remove the materials deemed fit for reuse and market the material
Cost: Clients only pay a fee per material type per tonne, so costs are typically lower than classical demolition. The proceeds from the sale of the materials are used to finance its careful deconstruction.
Advantages: Clients receive detailed reporting on salvaged materials and can use this information for sustainability assessments and public relations. Operations are run on a fixed budget and are zero-risk and zero-investment.
Requirements: a preliminary inventory of asbestos and other dangerous substances present in the building

 Consignment sales of reusable materials

For who: everyone
What: Demounting and transport are arranged by the consignee, while Rotor Deconstruction takes care of the sale through its network and/or website. The cost is in function of the materials on sale, typically about half of selling price. Advantages: Consignment is a great way to earn extra money on a demolition without the needing to set up your own shop, meeting with potential clients etc.
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Requirements: detailed photographs of the materials offered

Consultancy and design assistance

For who: architects, engineers, building owners
What: assessing, prior to demolition, the potential for on or off-site reuse; sourcing of reclaimed materials for a new design; assistance in the drafting of technical specifications; project planning; logistical support etc.
Cost: Project based. The reuse strategy is tailored according to the requirements of the client (cost-neutrality, maximise reuse, focus on preservation, etc.)
Advantages: clients save time and avoid taking unnecessary risks

Historic preservation

For who: building owners, contractors
What: demounting and storage of historic building artefacts during renovation works
Cost: project based
Advantages: detailed inventory system; tracking of all parts in numbered boxes; state-of-the-art documentation

Brokerage

For who: large building owners, demolition companies
What: We help sell off large or heavy on-site assets such as back up generators, large quantities of clinkers, demountable buildings, etc.
Cost: per project

Tailored solutions

For who: everyone
What: You tell us; we love a good challenge!

Some recent cases by Rotor Deconstruction

Consultancy for Besix RED: reuse of 4.400 sqm of raised floor panels

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Appointed by real estate company Besix Red, we investigated the possibility of reusing more than 4.400 sqm of raised technical floor panels. The case was the renovation of a large office building in Luxemburg. The business as usual scenario planned to…

Salvaging floor tiles from Val-Benoît, Liège

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The Val-Benoît site, currently undergoing reconditioning, houses five former applied-science institutes, built by the Liège University between the 1930’s and 1960’s. Among these stands the ‘Institut de Génie Civil’, a remarquable yet non-listed, modernist building designed by Joseph Moutschen, opened…

Large scale salvage of interiors by Ch. Gevers & J. Wabbes

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Following the decision to demolish the former headquarters of the ‘Générale de Banque’, BNP-Paribas-Fortis contacted Rotor to coordinate a salvage operation of the iconic corporate interiors by notorious designers Jules Wabbes and Christophe Gevers. Rotor’s mission included the inventory of…

Re-use consultancy Caserne de Reuilly

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An old casern complex, in the centre of Paris, is to be transformed into a large-scale social housing complex. Paris Habitat, the main public contracting authority responsible for social housing in the French capital is coordinating the five teams of…