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!

A few typical interventions:

Inspiration: Sanitary block for the Itterbeek Chiro by Rotor

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This small sanitary block project is located next to the old farmhouse housing the Chiro d'Itterbeek, a youth organisation. It is an extension which, although completely redone, is made up of less than a third of new materials (in %…

Inspiration: Extraction of ventilation system from Multi Tower

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On October 2nd we finalised a reclaim operation of a large ventilation unit (the size of a van) from the Multi tower in the center of Brussels. This is the second operation of its kind that Rotor is involved with.…

Inspiration: Reuse of ceramic tiles in Gemeenteschool De Kriek, Schaarbeek

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During the renovation of a primary school, Java Architects gave great care to the optimal use of the existing materials. A detailed inventory was made of all the materials present, and as many materials as possible were reused on site.…

Reinstallation of 1940’s tiles in Tivoli RTT building

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More than 1,5 year ago, we demounted a large quantity of ceramic tiles from the 1940s in the former RTT Building in Tivoli (Laken). The tiles were cleaned and graded in our workshop and have recently been delivered back to…

RotorDC makes a re-use assesment of the Portland Building, Oregon

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The Portland Building, alternatively referenced as the Portland Municipal Services Building, is a 15-story municipal office building located at 1120 SW 5th Avenue in downtown Portland, Oregon. Designed by Michael Graves, it opened in 1982. It is considered by many…

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…