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Materials reuse in construction: a challenge for the future?

The construction sector is one of the biggest polluters on the planet. In France, it is responsible for 240 million tonnes of annual waste, or 70% of total waste production. Worse still, more than half of this waste is not recycled, reused or reemployed, but simply landfilled or incinerated.





That's why chez Toit de Paris stands out as a unique player in the construction industry, specializing in the reuse of building materials, particularly roofing. Our expertise is called on by design offices and architects for projects to rehabilitate offices, buildings and schools in Paris and many other parts of France.

Our ambition: to transform zinc, slate, tile or copper roofs into unique, durable signage, giving a new identity to rehabilitated buildings.




Faced with the urgent need to protect the environment, the reuse of materials is a solution for the future. This practice makes it possible to :

  • Significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the construction industry. The production of new materials is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Preserve natural resources. Reuse gives a second life to existing materials, avoiding the need to extract new ones.

  • Create new jobs. The reuse sector is booming and requires new skills.


What is reuse?

Reuse is the action of giving a second life to a material or an object as it is, without transforming it. It's the most virtuous solution from an environmental point of view, as it helps prevent the production of waste.


In practical terms, how does it work?

Reuse can be achieved in a number of ways:

  • In situ: the material is reused on the same site.

  • Ex situ: the material is reused on another site.

  • Via external supply: the material is sourced externally.


What are the advantages of reuse?

Reuse offers many advantages:

  • Environmental: reduced carbon footprint, preservation of natural resources.

  • Economic: job creation, reduced construction costs.

  • Social: integration of workers of all skill levels.


Faced with the urgent need to protect the environment, Toit de Paris has positioned itself as a pioneer in the re-use of materials in the building sector. Our unique expertise and resolute commitment to sustainable construction enable us to transform roofs into unique and durable elements, contributing to the enhancement of architectural heritage.


Reuse is emerging as a promising solution for the construction industry. By reducing carbon footprint, preserving natural resources and creating new jobs, it offers a promising alternative to traditional practices.


Choosing Toit de Paris means choosing responsible, aesthetic construction for a sustainable, environmentally-friendly future.

Join us in building a more responsible future!

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