Building Material Auctions

When you want to save some money on building materials, you might want to consider a building material auction. There are several options for interested contractors or home owners. There are live auctions, online auctions, online catalogs, and demolition auctions.

If you choose to go to a live auction, be prepared to bring your trucks and some help to haul your purchases home. Live auctions can last a couple of days and may include large quantities of brand name items. Often two or three rings are selling at the same time and you will be able to purchase a large variety of building products for pennies on the dollar. You can find windows, doors, hardwood flooring, cabinetry, bathroom fixtures, tile flooring, and sometimes appliances and tools. They also carry a large selection of siding and deck materials and all kinds of lumber. Sounds like a handyman’s paradise, doesn’t it?

Online auctions allow you to view a wider variety of materials than you can see at a live auction. You can do it all from the comfort of your home or office. They often offer exotic wood flooring and all kinds of machinery in addition to the typical building supplies. Anyone can bid at an online auction. You will need to get a user name and password and be approved before the auction and then let the bidding begin.

Online auction catalogs have a huge variety of items that you can browse when looking for building materials. There are all kinds of interior and exterior doors, cabinetry, windows, bathroom fixtures, lighting options, wood and tile flooring, and outdoor furniture and patio accessories. Most major credit cards are accepted. If you have purchased kitchen cabinets for example, at a live auction; you may want to check out the catalog for additional pieces and accessories.

Demolition auctions showcase materials removed from buildings before they are demolished or remodeled and offering them for sale. In years past, most of this material would have been burned or ended up in a landfill, when in fact, a lot of things are perfectly fine to reuse. Of course there are things to consider when buying materials from a very old building. Sometimes hazardous materials such as lead paints and asbestos were used and you will need to check with a professional about protecting yourself from this. The EPA has a number of brochures about recycling these materials safely.

Think about checking out building material auctions the next time the remodeling bug strikes you. You may be surprised at the variety of products available and the amount of money you can save. Enjoy the search; you just may find a treasure.


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BAYarts Holiday Shop Opens Saturday With 100 Local Artists and Artisans
Cleveland Scene Weekly
EURśThey use all reclaimed wood to build their beautiful one of a kind pieces. Selling products using reclaimed materials supports BAYarts zero-waste initiative. We also have one of a kind re-furbished furniture with a unique vintage flair from Vintage .


Car chase ends in shocking building collapse
A Missouri woman is in the hospital, accused of stealing an SUV and leading Kansas City police on a high speed chase that ended when she crashed the vehicle into a building. Part of the brick building collapsed after the crash, burying the SUV in rubble. The Kansas City Star reports the building was mostly vacant, but the owner was using it to store several vintage cars and trucks. Read more ...

Shawn Vestal: Author, historian building replica of Thomas Jeffersons Monticello - Fri, 21 Nov 2014 PST
Dan Sisson grew up about an hour away from Monticello, Thomas Jeffersons famous plantation home near Charlottesville, Virginia. EURśWe used to go and have the whole place to ourselves, just wandering, and I fell in love with it,EURť Sisson said...

Forensic teams start salvage at Glasgow School of Art
FORENSIC archaeologists yesterday started to salvage items from the fire-ravaged Glasgow School of Art...

Eastern Washington home looks like Monticello - Bellingham Herald

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Eastern Washington home looks like Monticello
Bellingham Herald
The Spokesman-Review reports ( ) Sisson is using reclaimed materials such as salvaged bricks. The home sits on land near Ford between state property and the Spokane Indian Reservation. Construction is about three-quarters complete .
Shawn Vestal: Author, historian building replica of Thomas Jefferson's MonticelloThe Spokesman Review

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Archaeologists will spend weeks on salvage bid following blaze
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