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D.H. Griffin Recycles Building Materials

09 Jun

If you know me, I am a big fan of recycling building materials and utilizing in a non-conventional fashion. I took a trip to D.H. Griffin and WOW, I was amazed at all of the recycled materials. The hand-made bricks really caught my eye.

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I could definitely use the recycled bricks in a landscape design needing an aged, old world charm. Because they are on the delicate side, I wouldn’t recommend too much foot traffic and more of a visual aesthetic in the landscape. Maybe installed as a secondary path as in the photo below.

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The recycled bricks have history and adds a unique element to any landscape. Columns and walls can be constructed from them as well.

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Many brick varieties.

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D.H. Griffin even had square recycled bricks.

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Several salvaged windows and doors could be used in pergola or trellis design. I also use them indoors for displaying pictures or just to add a cottage style element.

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The window glass can be removed for safety reasons.

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There were huge stones recycled from a prison.

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The stones or boulders can be used surrounding a pond, incorporated into a waterfall, used as seating, or installed into a slope.

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Other materials around the yard were grates of all sizes and shapes. Perfect for me to construct a one of a kind trellis.

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They also had a great deal of steal and wood.

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D.H.Griffin was involved in the demolition of the World Trade Towers and a piece of the ruins stands at the front entrance. I just sat and stared for a bit.

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Let’s go shopping together and select recycled pieces for your landscapes.

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Happy Planting!  www.dianadigsdirt.com

Diana Gardner-Williams

Landscape Design and Installation

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3 Comments

Posted by on June 9, 2009 in Greensboro Gardens, Pergolas, Recycled

 

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3 responses to “D.H. Griffin Recycles Building Materials

  1. Chris Byerly

    June 13, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    I LOVE the idea of using recycled materials for landscaping! What a grand idea! You don’t have to wait for the cheap stuff at Lowe’s to get that aged look.

     
  2. Jim

    July 25, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Which location?

     

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