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October 27. 2021

08.10-10.10.21: Annual general meeting in Rethem (Aller)

After a Corona break of almost 2 years, the members met for the annual general meeting in Rethem (Aller). Sabine and Alexander Prenzel were the organizers and hosts of the meeting this year. Of course we had many important topics on the meeting program after such a long time. But there was also time for a nice excursion to the historical Celle and of course for our legendary UHB auction at the host company.
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October 27. 2021

Treasure instead of debris

In painstaking handwork, Mr. and Mrs. Prenzel from the company "Historische Baustoffe Prenzel" together with their team remove old buildings. Of the salvaged building materials, almost 60% can be reused. Whether historic plain tiles, windows, beams, doors or clinker bricks - they give all these building materials a second life through salvage and resale. It is important to Prenzels that builders as well as architects should generally consider recycling more. Only in this way can new buildings be designed more ecologically in the future.
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October 5. 2021

Specialist recycles antique building materials

Building materials dealer Gerd Bose and his son Nico take care of the dismantling of old buildings. In the process, they collect building materials, some of which are several hundred years old. You have to live with small defects or "quirks". But that is simply part of the old material. Especially now, in times of raw material scarcity, it is worth thinking about reuse. Moreover, reuse also saves CO2, because bricks, for example, do not have to be re-fired.
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September 28. 2021

Sustainability: The building material hunters

Sabine & Alexander Prenzel have their large building materials warehouse in 27336 Rethem, about 30 km from the Lüneburger Heide. As building material hunters, they search for, collect and sell historical materials such as wall stones, half-timbered beams, beaver tails, iron windows, doors, etc. together in elaborate manual work. In the NDR documentary bay Nora Stoewer, they organise the dismantling of an old three-storey farmhouse. The aim is to salvage it gently so that the building materials can be reused. With their team they achieve great things and save many reusable building elements in several weeks of demolition by hand, but also often parts of contemporary history such as old nails, screws, tools, wall ties. In this project, 60% of the salvaged materials can be used again for building. Through this form of resource use, the entrepreneurs contribute significantly to sustainability.
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May 23. 2021

Passion for antique beauties

Raphael Schropp von der Firma Antike Baustoffe handelt aus Leidenschaft mit alten Baustoffen. Er sammelt Schätze aus alten Häusern: Türen, Böden, Wandverkleidungen, Dachziegel. Der Trend geht dahin „Das möchte ich wieder haben“ und wer auf Nachhaltigkeit setzt, setzt auf Gebrauchtes.
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February 3. 2021

Modernize old house

It is a small but convinced fan community: renovators and builders who use historic building materials in their projects. A certain fascination emanates from building materials and building elements that have already been used once. The motive is often to preserve history. Specialized dealers sell the corresponding goods.
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January 15. 2021

Stone rich Lübeck

Lübeck is known for its brick architecture. Because of the beautiful facades, tourists come to visit the Hanseatic city, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site for a good 30 years. Mathias Jürgensen, who has his exhibition warehouse about 1.5 hours away from Lübeck, deals in old bricks. The bricks are removed, cleaned and palletized in elaborate manual work. In the process, each brick is a piece of building culture. Around 100,000 bricks of different types - all from Schleswig Holstein - are stored in his brick yard.
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December 17. 2020

Ancient substance

"Off-the-peg" houses as well as individually planned houses experience an individualization and their personal charm through historical building elements. This is an option that many a house builder likes to fall back on. "In a mix of styles, new and old face each other in a complementary way and enhance the other," describes Elias - 1st board member of the Entrepreneur Association Historical Building Materials e.V. - this architectural and emotionalizing stylistic device.
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December 17. 2020

Café with historie

One succumbs to the magic of historical objects almost immediately when entering the garden and café of the Antikwerk in the baroque Glaserhof estate in Breitenthal in Lower Allgäu alone. Benches, troughs or fountains and arbors take visitors on a multifaceted journey back in time to an exciting offer.
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November 27. 2020

The ÖKO-Patchwork-Palace

The administration of the Neustadt public utility company in Schleswig-Holstein was built from old reused building components. The 1,600 square meter façade of the Eco-Patchwork Palace was made of old oak beams that came from farmhouses in Lower Saxony. The supplier of the sawn oak beams was the company Thomas Knapp Historische Baustoffe GmbH. The more than 100-year-old street lamp, which supports the foyer of the staircase inside the building, was also made by the building materials dealer Knapp, who in turn bought it from his dealer colleague Florian Langenbeck. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
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