In a hot Vancouver real estate market, the new owners of this Vancouver penthouse came in with a plan to renovate and flip the property. This Green Coast in Action success story shows how homeowners can renovate in an environmentally responsible way using deconstruction techniques to reuse and recycle salvageable materials.

The challenge:

Green Coast Rubbish recently completed a project for a residential client who had purchased a 1700 sq ft penthouse apartment. The new owners decided they wanted the apartment to be deconstructed (instead of using traditional demolition) and that the salvaged materials would be reused for another property or put into storage.  This was a big job which involved gutting the whole condo including the kitchen, two bathrooms and two bedrooms.

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Green Coast Rubbish Deconstruction

This penthouse condo will be completely gutted with most of the materials salvaged.

Green Coast Rubbish Penthouse Deconstruction 2

Kitchen cupboards wrapped and ready for transport.

Recycled that:

The Green Coast Rubbish team went to work. It took our team of three guys just five days to complete the project. We proudly deconstructed and salvaged all of the cabinetry and counter tops, appliances, sinks, faucets, and tubs/shower stalls including closet shelves, interior doors and trims. We removed approximately 1600 square feet of floating hardwood flooring for reuse. Plus we removed the drywall and framing in preparation for the installation of new cabinetry. Anything that wasn’t salvaged was recycled – that includes the tile flooring, drywall, wood framing and trim. Not bad for one week’s work!

Notable quote: 

Projects like these are always a bonus for our team. We love the fact that our main objective for this deconstruction project was to salvage material for reuse, and recycle the remainder – completely diverting all of the construction waste away from the landfill. It’s a win-win for everyone!
– Eamonn Duignan, President & CEO, Green Coast Rubbish