Unbuilders is Canada’s foremost deconstruction company. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, they unbuild homes by hand and salvage almost everything, including irreplaceable old growth lumber, windows, doors, cabinets, fixtures and appliances. Unbuilders maximizes the material salvage to minimize the cost, hassle and environmental footprint. The salvaged goods are then donated to charity generating a tax receipt for the building owner and reducing Unbuilder’s cost below traditional demolition. Their preferred charity, Habitat for Humanity, uses proceeds from the material sales to build affordable housing. Hiring Unbuilders satisfies the triple bottom line – planet, people, profit. They are proud to hold the City of Vancouver’s highest recorded salvage and recycle rate at 99.2% of a single family home.
Unbuilders salvages and recovers old growth lumber, a finite and precious resource. This wood was milled from 500 to 1000 year old trees rarely seen or felled today. They recapture this history keeping the irreplaceable lumber in the supply chain. By documenting their projects with pictures and videos they uncover the story of the building’s history. They are not only salvaging materials, they are salvaging our local history.
Adam is a serial entrepreneur with an extensive background in deconstruction, reclaimed woodwork & Passive House construction. Flipping his first house with his father at the age of 16, he was instantly hooked on crafting old, weathered projects into new, fresh and well-built homes and spaces. After founding and running Naturally Crafted Contracting for 5 years, Adam saw a need for major changes in the demolition industry. Validating a deconstruction company through several projects and fine tuning the processes, Unbuilders Deconstruction was launched in January 2018.
Join Adam June 27th 8:00 am to 11:00 am at the BBOT Innovation and Sustainability talks.