Friday, November 21, 2008

Manhattan Beach Home 80% Recycled

Recently we began deconstruction on a property in the Manhattan Beach area of Los Angeles. The lot includes a main home and guest home which total around 3,000 squre feet.
We were able to remove a great selection of doors, cabinetry, built-in desks, entertainment centers and vanities with gorgeous, modern sinks and hardware. All of which have been donated to Habitat for Humanity's Home Improvement Store in Gardena.
All in all, we were able to reuse at least 80% of this property. Check out this beautiful spiral staircase:

The next step is to carefully recover the homes' raw building materials, including subfloors and lumber, which will be donated to Corazon. Thanks to the homeowners for making the decision to deconstruct...and for Thinking Outside the Roll-off!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Treasures from Several Eras Will Get New Life from 1930s Beverly Hills Home Deconstruction

This week we began deconstructing a 2,000 square foot home in Beverly Hills with Tim Greenleaf of TGE. The Spanish-style home was built in the 1930's and has received a few upgrades throughout the years. A vintage home, like this one, offers us a multitude of reuseable materials from the quality lumber to upgraded cabinetry and vinyl windows.

Tim Greenleaf's team is doing a great job deconstructing this home. The work is going quickly and they are extremely organized. For the past week, a crew of six has been peeling away the layers salvaging materials from every era. We anticipate that 80% of the home will be recycled and materials will include everything from the home's original framing lumber and clay roof tiles, to modern vanities with granite countertops, to a perfectly removed front door that is ready to be reinstalled into another home. As always, we will donate the finished materials to Habitat for Humanity's Home Improvment Store in Gardena & all the raw building materials to Corazon.

Before the finished materials head to the Habitat for Humanity of Greater L.A. Home Improvement Store, they will be appraised so that the homeowners can receive a federal tax deduction based on the value of their donations. We have been able to reclaim so many great items from this house, and we are so thankful the homeowners chose deconstruction over demolition. Their choice will help other families and together we were able to divert tons of materials from our local landfills.
If you're ready to THINK OUTSIDE THE ROLL-OFF & Recycle Your House please contact me today!

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