For over 40 years, Centennial has grown to become a leading provider in plumbing, heating, electrical, and renovation services for Saskatoon and area. In 2010, we are bringing our years of experience together to launch our new
custom homes division.

This blog will chronicle our first custom home build and provide you with first hand knowledge on common challenges and rewarding triumphs that coincide with building any home.

Feel free to ask questions, leave comments, and share your building stories as we watch this dream home come to life.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Step One: Out With the Old...

When we looked at the old rental house at 1109 Temperance Street before knocking it down, we realized that it was full of items that still had value. Because we do our best to be environmentally friendly, we couldn't just haul them off to the dump to sit for the next million years, so we called Habitat for Humanity.

If you're not familiar, Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing safe and affordable housing for those who may not otherwise be able to afford it. They accept donations of any reusable building materials, which can then be bought at a Habitat for Humanity ReStore as an inexpensive materials option (with the proceeds going to fund the various Habitat programs).

We were able to save 2 fridges, 2 stoves, a toilet, a dishwasher, assorted bathroom hardware, and yes, even the kitchen sink (2 sinks, in fact)! These items will now be available for resale at the ReStore, and not adding to the already enourmous piles at the dump.

If you've got some reusable building materials that you are looking to get rid of, or you're in the process of getting ready to demolish an old house, we encourage you to check out Habitat for Humanity. Just follow the link to find out more, and stand with us as we work towards a better future for everyone.

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