....one of the keys to using salvaged materials is TIME... or a big storage shed and TIME.
All the windows in my house are from a ReStore at HfH and I had to wait 6 months to get some good Millard windows and then had to change the design of the wall to be able to use them.
Is there any way to find buildings that people want removed other than word of mouth?
Dale Hodgins wrote:So, my price was $1500 cheaper than that of his builder. The builder then came back and offered to do it for $5oo less than me. Rather than continuing this downward spiral I've decided to bow out and just take all the free stuff.
I can't see how the guy will make a profit with no goodies to sell. He is planning to dump anything that I leave behind.
The big winner is the homeowner since the price has dropped by $2000.
When I finally get to start on thursday I'll discover whether the asbestos guys have stolen or wrecked the best stuff.
And that's how it goes when people are scrambling for work in a slow market.
It looks like you can't drop the quote in after posting. oops. While I'm here , thanks Rusty for your positive review. I hope this thread will help some of our less experienced builders to access the mountains of good stuff that are landfilled every day.
Neal Wasser wrote:Hi Dale. I'm in Victoria and looking for someone to deconstruct a house I am removing in Fairfield. Are you interested?