blueandyellow balances aesthetic, functional, technical, health, maintenance, cost and Code considerations to recommend the most appropriate materials for each project.

Our priorities are:

  • natural, non-toxic
  • renewable
  • local/regional
  • eco-responsible (e.g. FSC certified, Ecologo)
  • recycled content
  • recyclability
  • embodied energy
  • durability
  • life-cycle costing
  • salvaged material where available and appropriate

Materials are precious: accordingly we minimize materials use by avoiding ‘cover-up’ finishes, selecting materials and strategies such as modular dimensioning, recyclable materials and reduced packaging, and building for de-construction where possible. We don’t believe in waste–we believe in closed loops.

During construction we ensure that a comprehensive waste management plan is implemented to divert as much waste material as possible from landfill. blueandyellow helps divert up to 85% construction waste from landfill through project specifications, and contractor instructions, training and supervision.