Learn what types of materials you can expect to find in reclamation yards and how to inspect the items before you buy.
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Example Items: Internal doors, external doors, windows, door and window fittings
Check doors and windows are "square" — old doors are often warped. Stripped doors may also be loose at the joints. Check for rot. Make sure fittings already work or are repairable.
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