Recovering materials for reuse through deconstruction reduces consumption of raw materials, provides jobs and promotes cultural shifts towards sustainability.
Deconstructing buildings and interior components comes naturally to GreenLynx, supplying materials to a readily available market. Involve GreenLynx early in your planning process to provide you with a better understanding of the scope of the project as well as a clear timeline and to do list.
We first schedule a 60- to 90-minute consultation on site. During our walk-through we:
- take photos of your project
- establish the scope of work and the materials to be either donated or removed for resale
- answer any questions you might have about the process.
After our walk through, we send the scope of your donation and photos to an appraiser who will contact you with their proposal and estimated donation value. Having existing plans makes the bid process much more precise, and can be helpful in the appraisal process.
We assess whether a donation or resale is the best course of action in regards to the materials that can be reused given your budget. We can also assist with the following:
- Recommend materials for reuse in your future build out
- Renovation planning for reusable materials during occupancy?
- Design for reuse – choosing materials that will be reusable in their next life
- Tax deduction opportunities and information
- Charitable donations
- Resale of items from the site to benefit your bottom line and reduce project costs
- Resale of items integrated into our costs
Deconstruction Services In a Nutshell
Pre-Deconstruction: We submit a comprehensive bid for reuse and recycling services for your residential or commercial project.
During deconstruction we will assign a project manager to work with your general contractor or project management team, and they coordinate our crew which:
deinstalls reuseable fixtures, appliances, mechanical systems, finishes and lumber.
prepare materials for proper transport to avoid breakage
coordinate with receiving end users and a moving company, if needed.
We have partnered with various for-profit and non-profit organizations chosen for their integrity and most effective reuse of the materials. We do not believe in removing materials for reuse if they are just going to be recycled on the receiving end. We take pride in our work, and work to ensure that the materials we remove for reuse do indeed see a next life in their current form.
If you require Union labor, we have several partners that we work with who are able to salvage materials for reuse, and work efficiently and effectively at saving materials.
Donation or Resale?
We facilitate donations for non-profits as well as relocate materials for resale, which reduces project costs. Often times the tax deductions available through donations create the best financial outcome, but we are happy to consider projects for resale when the budget makes sense for both our company and the homeowner. Generally, resale of lumber is best if you have a pre-1950’s small house.
Is Deconstruction right for your project?
To determine whether deconstruction is right for you:
homeowner accepts that deconstruction takes longer than demolition
homeowner is able to take a significant tax deduction AND
home has highly valuable materials that can offset the cost of deconstruction without a tax deduction
homeowner sees the value in saving materials for reuse versus landfilling
Once you decide to pursue deconstruction, we have a simple tool you can use to assess whether deconstruction will work for you once you have the bid from us and an appraisal value from the Appraiser.