About Urban Miners
E-mail Urbanminers@gmail.com Phone 203-287-0852 Website – oh, right, you are already at the website
Mission: Formed out of a commitment to environmental and social sustainability, Urban Miners salvages building materials and household goods to pass on to you at affordable prices. Our mission “ recycle & reuse goods & used building materials to minimize waste to sustain the local community.”
As of February, 2019, our retail plan is :
1) We will continue to advertise online from our website ,Facebook and Instagram sites.
2) We will sell materials directly from job sites.
3) We will have pickup points by appointment when we cannot have pickup at a job site.
4) We will be directing materials we do not sell initially to other local outlets and we will direct you do those outlets to purchase our salvaged materials.
5) We will continue to sell items made from our reclaimed materials at local shops, and pickup may be at those shops. We will announce from time to time sales events at these outlets.
6) We will have samples and consignments at various locations to be announced.
7) Materials we salvage from deconstruction and salvage projects that we do not sell directly or not wholesale to an outlet, will be donated to local Materials Reuse Centers.
We are a licensed demolition contractor. See Certificate See short barn deconstruction video:
However we dissemble buildings by hand and save the materials, only using equipment and disposal when necessary. We now will do complete demolition jobs ( with equipment) in cases where materials cannot be saved, whether due to safety or economic concerns. call us if you have a house, shed, garage, barn or any other structure to remove
Check the latest newsletter for current projects
Since 2007, Urban Miners has grown to become the forerunner and regional leader in a growing economy of retail reuse centers and salvage service industries. As of this year, we are moving towards increasing deconstruction services and selling larger volumes of salvaged materials directly from job sites, and through local not for profit reuse centers; decreasing our retail footprint in size (and increasing its eclecticism we hope).
Barn Deconstruction Video Here ! Watch the barn collapse while keeping in mind it is not , in fact, a demolition, but that, in fact, we are saving all of the materials for reuse. Enjoy the entertainment value of a building falling down , while having the assurance that it is not getting wasted – the best of both worlds. VIDEO HERE
We sometimes engage in community projects that may not be profitable in the short run , but benefit the community in the long run. Contact us for more information about long term sustainability and our mission in action.
Six car garage and carriage house. This project is currently in progress. We have redirected over 2,000 sq ft of 1×6 pine boards, 250 sq ft of 1 x 10 pine boards.
Salvage Projects – We have number of salvage projects involving large volumes of materials we are helping divert from the waste stream in cooperation with the organizations and contractors involved. Including a current project to reclaimed hundreds of cabinets from a local museum. This is part of an an amazing renovations project at the world renown Peabody Museum at Yale University. More on their renovation project here: Peabody Renovation
And the Mantel below, an European import with evidence supporting 14th or 15 century origins ! Also loads of interior imported 1600′s Tudor boards, 50 doors, hundreds of square feet of blue stone, windows, 600 square feet of wide oak flooring, 7 mantels total, cabinets, and fixtures saved from the wrecking ball. From a house in Ossining, New York. Thanks to the folks at Teatown , a nonprofit nature preserve and environmental education center in the lower Hudson Valley of New York.
Greenwich deconstruction. Not a house demo, but a renovation. Flooring, doors, windows, trim, cabinets, fixtures all being salvaged and either being reused by owner, sold or donated to a not for profit reuse store. Currently available as of 2-15-20 : 2,000 sq ft of white oak 2 1/4″ flooring, The pine shelving and wainscoting room, columns, siding, crown and other moldings, windows etc. All listed here: Greenwich Materials Data Base Special thanks to BPC Greenbuilders.
A very nice kitchen is finding a new home. A contractor working on replacing a kitchen needed to find a new home for this really nice kitchen that was coming out as part of a renovation. One of our Urbanminers customers needed a new kitchen and so a new home is on the way. The kitchen is being removed by New England Reuse of North Haven one of the few other businesses in Connecticut focusing on deconstruction, and that also retails reclaimed building products. Special thanks to Russel Woodworks.