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DeConstruction + Bulding w. Salvaged Materials

 
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Dale Hodgins wrote:
So, I managed to have a successful demolition where 2/3 of the materials were given away and it was still the most profitable small house I've done.



Win win for everyone. Nice work, Dale!
 
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Rusty Bowman wrote:

Dale Hodgins wrote:
So, I managed to have a successful demolition where 2/3 of the materials were given away and it was still the most profitable small house I've done.



Win win for everyone. Nice work, Dale!



Not quite everyone. The poor guy who had this house moved to the lot and then unexpectedly had his building plans change is down nearly $50,000.00 He's not a rich guy so this was the worst financial blunder of his life. He did finally get something built but the financial fall out was extreme and will follow him into retirement which isn't that far off. Quite a cautionary tale. If you're not absolutely sure that you have the money and the legalities dealt with, don't take a leap of faith with your nest egg.
 
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Thanks Dale for the post. You sent me here from an other post. I used to do renovation in Montreal with my dad and he would sometimes salvage the material for other jobs.
I think that I could also just do demolition/ salvage like you, it's easier than construction and you don't need to have an approved final product.

Thanks again.
 
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Just Found this : Lots and lots of good information definitely worth a B-jump! Big AL
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