Deconstruction is the selective dismantling of any structure to save other parts such as wood and metal scraps that are still in good condition that can be possibly used for other purposes. Deconstruction gives some materials in the building a new use or new life, as it can be a part of another structure. More and more people consider deconstruction over demolition to keep useful materials that may decrease cost of acquiring new ones for the same purpose.
In some cases where there are precious stones or rocks that are used in construction of a building, deconstruction is being done to save these components. Some materials that were used in the construction before possibly have more worth today than before, thus the need of saving these materials is required.
There are two types of deconstruction – the structural and non-structural. For the non-structural deconstruction, it involves retrieving materials like doors, windows, glass, cabinets, tables, chairs, and other appliances. These items can be used for other purposes like reconstruction of the same building or can be sold for bargain. For an increasing price of such materials, it will be a wise decision to do non-structural deconstruction or often commonly termed as soft stripping.