Demolition of buildings can be accomplished to free up space in your village. The Main Building gains the ability to demolish buildings in its village at level 10. Demolishing a building removes one level from it at a time until it is at level zero (and destroyed). It is not an instant process, but, like construction, takes time based on the Main Building's level.
Demolition frees up maintenance costs that were being consumed by the building, but does not return any of the original resources used to build it. Demolition of most buildings removes the benefits of that building from the village, with the following exceptions:
- Embassy (Player remains in an alliance if applicable, although without an embassy, a player cannot expand an alliance or join a new one)
- Blacksmith (Upgrades previously purchased remain in effect, although new upgrades cannot be begun)
- Armoury (Upgrades previously purchased remain in effect, although new upgrades cannot be begun)
- Academy (Researches previously purchased remain available, although new researches cannot be begun)
A player can use demolition to remove any building in the village except the main building.