Deconstruction

Durham HabitatThe Durham Habitat Deconstruction Program provides a fully-insured service for salvaging building materials from residential and commercial buildings.  This fast, friendly and affordable service saves materials from the landfill and provides clients with a donation receipt for a tax deduction.  Donated materials are sold in our ReStore to raise funds for building Habitat homes in Durham and Orange Counties.  

Our services include:

Kitchen Strip: For a flat fee, professionally-trained staff carefully remove and haul away kitchen cabinetry and appliances, cap electrical wires, and clear away debris, leaving the kitchen ready for renovation.

Material Removal: Staff and volunteers remove structurally-sound building materials from residential and commercial buildings undergoing extensive renovation or demolition. Materials removed might include hardwood floors, doors, windows, cabinetry, lighting, lumber, plumbing, hardware and architectural elements. 

Full tear-down: Staff and volunteers systematically deconstruct buildings slated for demolition, salvaging reusable and recyclable materials. 

To schedule your deconstruction project, please email decon@durhamhabitat.org or call 919-682-0516.

To sign up for current deconstruction volunteer opportunities, click here.  

Habitat Success Stories

Lucy has led construction volunteers in more than five Women Builds. A civil engineer, Lucy has volunteered to teach hundreds of neighbors who have no construction experience how to build beautiful homes, and she can teach you as well.

Lucy