Bauteilbörsen - Germany
The reuse of components and materials is often limited to private DIY projects or temporary installations.
Particularly for larger, bulky items, the problem of logistics - warehousing and transportation costs - often exceeds the recycling value.
Then there is the difficulty of finding the right part at the right time.
This is where exchanges for used building parts take on brokerage and warehousing functions as well.
Sometimes marketplace employees themselves dismount components and sort them in the warehouses.
Private and commercial buyers can also purchase the building components online. In addition, the marketplaces offer training and consultation on building with recycled materials.
So far, eleven such marketplaces have joined forces in a Germany-wide network.