House Demolition: What You Should Know For A Successful Demolition

A successful demolition for your house in Perth 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 Demolition Company For A Successful Demolition

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 house demolition company who prioritises safety, listens to your needs, seeks council approval, 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 on your house. At Capital, we have a Class 1 demolition licence and insurance, but there are companies out there who do 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. 

How long does it take to demolish a house? This is an interesting question because the actual time the job takes could be as little as one day. The lead up to this can be time consuming which is why it is essential you find a company who is organised. With approvals, pest control and asbestos removal, the preparation could take up to 6 weeks.

Forward Thinking for a Smoother Demolition Process

We recommend you plan ahead to avoid any unexpected hiccups. You can start by notifying your neighbours of any upcoming work on the house demolition site. Think about what needs to happen to prevent delays. For example, do you need planning permission to demolish a shed? Do you have asbestos that needs to be disposed of correctly?

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 sheds to swimming pools, or that oversized tree located down the back of your property!

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, and Stick to it

You may be asking the question, “how much does it cost to demolish a house in Perth?” The answer really depends on the size and scale of the house demolition, as well as the suburb and ease of access. For example,  a demolition in Sydney or Melbourne will likely be more expensive than one in a quiet suburb in Perth.

Often you will be given a quote based on the area size. You should discuss your budget with your demolition company prior to commencement. Ensure all prices are transparent and find out whether or not everything is included. This could include things like asbestos and other hazardous building 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 to Reduce Cost

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 tip is worth the extra effort. Discuss with your house 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 90% of a brick home is able to be reused!

Remember, asbestos is a hazardous material and should be handled with care. It is on the list of items that cannot be recycled and asbestos removal should only ever be done by a qualified professional. This is commonly found in older homes, and when disturbed it can potentially cause serious health issues.

After the House Has Been Demolished

So you’ve had a successful demolition? 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 have decided to rebuild quickly following the demolition, you will need to have final council crossovers approved well in advance. The block could be subdivided, used as an investment with new units, or be the perfect location for your forever home. 

Contact Us Today

If you are looking for a house demolition in Perth, the team at Capital Demolition can help. As one of the leading local demolition companies in Western Australia, we will make the process transparent and straightforward. We are experts in the field and will have open communication with you, every step of the way.. 

Get in touch to learn more about what we do, and discover how we can prepare your block for the next stage. Please contact us today for a free quote. The commencement of your project could be sooner than you think!