A house demolition is not always a simple process. Without the right planning and preparation, things might not run as smoothly as you would like. Demolition fails may be funny to laugh at, but they also show the importance of choosing a professional, experienced team that you can trust. The last thing you want is something to go wrong at your address!
If you are getting ready for a house demolition in Perth, here is what you should know:
Choosing a Company
Finding a company who is a good fit for your project is one of the most important things you can do. Price will probably be a factor, but it isn’t the only thing you should consider. A demolition company who prioritises safety, listens to your needs, and takes care of all the finer details will give you the best chance of success!
We recommend checking any credentials before commencing any work. At Capital Demolition we are both licensed and insured, but there are companies out there who are not. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and choose someone who you feel comfortable communicating with. Being careful with your decision early on could save you headaches in the future.
Plan ahead to avoid any unexpected hiccups. You can start by notifying your neighbours of any upcoming work, and gain the relevant planning approval for any new build. Be very clear about what will stay on the property because any miscommunication could lead to something being demolished…that shouldn’t be! This could be anything from a shed to an oversized tree.
Before this process can begin you will need to arrange for the abolishment of any utilities at the property, including gas and electricity. At Capital Demolition we will complete all of the necessary paperwork and submit this on your behalf.
Know the Budget
Discuss your budget with your demolition company. Ensure all prices are transparent and find out whether or not everything is included. A building inspector will be able to assess your house for any unexpected issues which could cause delays or additional costs. This could include things like asbestos and other hazardous materials which require expert removal.
We have a restricted asbestos licence and trained staff who are able to undertake this type of work according to legislative requirements.
Remove and Recycle
Reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfill is better for the environment. You may be surprised what people will buy, so try your local Buy, Swap, Sell, or classified websites such as Gumtree. We all know any extra cash in your pocket can come in handy.
Even giving something away for free which would otherwise end up in the trash is worth the extra effort. Discuss with your demolition expert other ways you can recycle. For example, your building materials could be crushed and recycled, or used for other purposes such as a driveway.
When you choose Capital Demolition, a genuine 80% of a brick home is able to be reused!
After it’s Done
Knowing what to expect after the house has been demolished is also important. You want to know that the site will be cleaned up properly, and you aren’t left with a mess to deal with. It is likely you already have a plan for the block, and creating a realistic timeline of your scheduling will be helpful.
If you are looking to demolish a house in Perth, the team at Capital Demolition can help. Please contact us today for a free quote.