What’s Better Than Deconstructing a Building ? Moving it.
March 14, 2017
Urbanminers has been promoting and engaging in the deconstruction of buildings for awhile now. But we only engage in deconstruction when a building is already determined to be ready for demolition. What is even better than deconstructing a building is saving the building “as is”. Just because a building may not longer be useful in its current location, it can be moved to a location where it does have a good use.
There is also a compromise in situations when a building cannot be moved intact ( e.g. its too big to fit on a trailer and drive down a road). In this case we can partially deconstruct a building or more accurately – deconstruction the building into large parts instead of individual pieces. In other words we are going to rebuild the building as it was instead of just getting a stock of materials as with a regular full deconstruction.
So if you need an outbuilding or know one that needs to be removed, call us ! We can often remove these small buildings for less than a demolition cost.
Here are some buildings we are currently trying to move. If we cannot move them we can partially deconstruct. If not , we will fully deconstruct and recover all the materials to re-purpose.
Single car garage – We probably can move this as a unit. The cost will be less than a similar building built new from scratch or ordered from a manufacturer pre-made. And the building will fit right in if the property it goes to has a similar period house. Bath house – This structure partially shares a wall with the beach house. One thought is to remove as is, then frame the back with materials salvaged from the house to make it complete and original. About 4 x 10 feet -would make an excellent tool shed or extravagant chicken coop.
A triple seat outhouse .We have posted this before. it is about 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 and currently used as a tool shed. We can most likely get this on a trailer and delivered for under $ 1,000.00, depending on distance, access at your site etc.
Barn. Owner needs it moved to a different location on the same property