We are researching some ideas on creating added value from waste that emanates from the refurbishment work associated with the Welsh Housing Quality Standard. Basically this is work that all the Social Landlords need to undertake to ‘improve’ the stock in Wales. This mostly translates to fitting new kitchens, bathrooms and boilers. So what to do with the old baths, sinks, kitchen units etc.
So what to do with an old bath?
Metal baths can be re-enamelled and then re-used – they are effectively as good as new.
Plastic baths can be repaired if necessary and re-used
However some are just not viable. Some are just the wrong colour and so the market is just not there, others are damaged beyond repair due to major cracks, chips etc. So what to do? Well an award winning idea is shown below.