There’s a better way

Our skilled carpenters disassemble homes, layer-by-layer, and separate materials on site. This way, materials can be diverted from landfills and instead donated to charity for reuse. Unbuilding yields an inventory of valuable old growth lumber and used building materials. The sale of these materials helps fund the construction of affordable housing through Habitat for Humanity. All other unsalvaged material is recycled at the appropriate facilities.

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Unbuilders is proud of achieving the City of Vancouver’s highest recorded salvage and recycle rate — 97%

price comparsion

Full removal
cost comparison

unbuilders
demolition
House removal
$37,000
$22,000
Concrete + hardscape removal
$4,500
$4,500
Appraisal fee
$1,500
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Sub Total
$42,000
$26,500
Federal tax credit
– $18,850
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Provincial tax credit
– $9,555
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The ReUse Solution

Full Building Removal

An estimate comparison between our service and demolition based on an average 2400 ft2 home with an appraised donation value of $65,000. Tax credits are estimated based on an annual income below $202,000, yielding a 29 percent federal and 14.7 percent provincial return.

price comparsion

Renovation
cost comparison

unbuilders
demolition
kitchen removal
$3,200
$2,400
federal tax credit
– $2,320
n/a
provincial tax credit
– $1,176
n/a

The ReUse Solution

Renovations

An estimate comparison between our service and demolition based on an average kitchen renovation with an appraised donation value of $8,000. Tax credits are estimated based on an annual income under $202,000, yielding 29 percent federal and 14.7 percent provincial.

Do good and save money

We aren’t only environmentally-friendly, we’re neighbourhood-friendly, too! 

Hand labour is the only “equipment” on site. This means we’re quieter and less disruptive to your neighbours. Our friendly crew always makes time for neighbours and passersby who often have questions about our work.

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contact us for a free estimate

1.833.UNBUILT
1.833.UNBUILT

or email

info@unbuilders.com

we service vancouver and the lower mainland