Refurbishing Construction Material Depots facilitate Dutch Retrofit Housing

Fred Sanders

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For speeding-up the retrofit1 use of demolished construction materials in new housing instead of focusing on the reuse of new materials at the end of the housing lifecycle, former research led to the conclusion that in the Dutch situation material depots that refurbish2 construction materials are needed. Only then occupied-housing costumers can and will invest in such housing. Refurbishing is needed for uplifting the lifespan of demolished construction materials to the level of new materials for mixed use coupled to insurance conditions. Unless the first pilot development projects like KOMST on the ‘Zeeburger’ Island in Amsterdam have been started-up, the development of ‘construction material depots’ is behind in development. This can lead to a
huge delay in circular occupied-housing development. That’s why research on depot conditions and locations in the Netherlands is done, to explore consumer-oriented growth conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Sustainable Built Environment Conference (SBE19)
Subtitle of host publicationInnovation meets Market
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventSBE19: International Sustainable Built Environment Conference: Retrofit Europe! Innovations meets Market - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 5 Nov 20186 Nov 2018


ConferenceSBE19: International Sustainable Built Environment Conference


  • circular housing
  • refurbished-construction-materials
  • occupied-housing-matching


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