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How to Rehub

Don’t throw away - reuse!
Builders, both public and private, established marketplaces and demolition contractors hold great value in reusable materials. Every year, many buildings are demolished without an assessment of re-use potential, and building owners choose to pay large sums to dispose of the materials as waste. Even wrong orders go straight into the trash! Through Rehub, everyone has access to post materials that are suitable for reuse. This happens on an open platform where potential buyers can see if any of the materials are suitable for their purpose. This is a win-win concept!

Rehub.no is a website that connects key players and automates today's complicated process of selling used building materials. The most central value creation is that it becomes easier to find used building materials with the search function across different marketplaces and databases. In addition, automation of logistics, technical testing, CO2 accounting and risk distribution will provide the most seamless purchasing experience possible.
  • Idea
  • Where to find reusable materials and how to find the right material?
  • Browse materials
  • Search through multiple databases of reusable materials
  • Consult
  • Need a consultant to help you identify your needs and guide you through the process?
  • Cost/value
  • Through Rehub you can get offers from multiple suppliers and rehub will calculate the CO2-reduction for a cost/value (reduced CO2-eq) for your purchase.
  • Test
  • If the cost/value analysis pans out you can go ahead and order the technical testing from one of the suppliers you received a tender from.
  • Evaluate/Checklist
  • The material you tested will can then be evaluated by experts who decide if the material should continue its journey towards a new life in your new project.
  • Transport
  • For the materials that make the cut you can now place the order for transport from one of the offers you got in the cost/ value stage.
  • Storage
  • For the materials that make the cut you can now place the order for storage from one of the offers you got in the cost/ value stage.
  • Risk management
  • Rehub can provide a draft risk distribution contract between developer and contractor.
  • Buy!
  • As a buyer you can either reserve or purchase the materials through Rehub
  • Evaluate seller
  • Are you happy with the seller? Leave a review of the seller!
  • Review the process
  • Are you happy with “the Rehub-way”? Leave a review, and welcome back!
  • Idea of Reusing
  • How to make the materials in my tear down/renovation project available for the market?
  • Material mapping
  • Map the building as early as possible using for example one of the mappers listed on Rehub.no and create a database to get an overview of the reusable materials and products in your building.
  • Upload database
  • If the database is created after the Rehub template, it can be “dragged and dropped” in Rehub.no to upload to market.
  • Statistics
  • How many users has wish listed, reserved, or ordered your material? Get an overview on how your materials are trending in the market.
  • Sell!
  • Your material is traded with secure payment
  • Disassambly
  • The material is disassembled within the given time frame.
  • Get a review
  • Buyers get the opportunity to evaluate their experience with sellers. Gain trust and recognition!
  • Review the process
  • Are you happy with “the Rehub-way”? Leave a review, and welcome back!
  • Material mapping
  • Materials in building are mapped by professionals and made into databases either through information from the BIM or material mapping.?
  • Search materials
  • The materials are made available and searchable on Rehub.no. The materials can now be reserved or bought.
  • Technical testing
  • To ensure that the material meets technical requirements and has the documentation that’s required by law, the material must in some cases undergo technical testing. In many cases it will be sufficient to carry out tests on a representative unit of the material.
  • Documentation
  • Documented material gains value as it increases the potential for reuse. Redocumentation is therefore an important step towards a circular approach. An evaluation of an expert is needed to assess weather the existing documentation still holds or if new needs to be provided.
  • Disassembly
  • If the material is stored in exciting building, it must be disassembled carefully in order to maintain its qualities.
  • Transport
  • The material is transported from old building to a temporary location (storage).
  • Storage
  • The material is stored in the time space between the old building is demolished and the material is installed in the new building.
  • Risk Distribution
  • Who is responsible for the quality and performance of the material? (Contract proposals for risk distribution)
  • Reuse
  • The material is now ready to be reused in new building. The circle is complete!