Lovett Deconstruction recently hand disassembled a 1904 house in North Portland, thanks in part to a deconstruction grant offered through the City of Portland.
During the spring and summer of 2015, the City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability gathered a group of industry professionals, concerned citizens, and strategic partners to develop incentives and methods to promote deconstruction over mechanical demolition. Their initial recommendation, which was unanimously supported by City Council, established a deconstruction grant program to help support a shift towards recycling houses.
Thanks to deconstruction, landfill waste was greatly reduced as we prioritized salvaging materials for reuse. Over 1100 linear feet of 2x lumber was sold directly off the site to a local contractor for a remodel project, as well as 120 linear feet of 1x6 ship lap. Light fixtures, fans, windows, doors, and plumbing fixtures were donated to The ReBuilding Center. A gas oven and washer/dryer combo were gratefully accepted by Lovett Deconstruction crew members in need of those items. And over 3500 linear feet of lumber was purchased by SalvageWorks, who is always supplied and ready for any artistic endeavor.
Thank you City of Portland for this opportunity to showcase deconstruction!