Home Demolition: What You Need To Know

With today’s dreaded real estate market, many people have reverted to rebuilding their homes. In the industry this is commonly referred to as a ‘knock down rebuild’, but majority of these people often get so excited with the rebuild that they forget about the details of the knock down demolition. Homeowners are often unaware of the council regulations which restrict certain aspects of a house demolition and are surprised when companies like ours explain that demolition is not as simple as tearing down some walls.

Here at Northern Rivers Asbestos Removal, we believe that one of the most important ingredients to customer satisfaction is education, which is why we like to inform our clients, to the best of our ability, all there is to know about demolition services. As demolition contractors we have an expansive knowledge of all the necessities when demolishing a house and will keep you in the loop on all that’s expected from your demolition service.

Residential House Demolition

We are often asked why it is necessary to hire a demolition contractor; why people can’t simply pull down a wall themselves. The answer is simple, it’s dangerous. Demolition services require an understanding of controlled deconstruction in order to minimise safety risks. This scope of knowledge is implemented to ensure people’s security, and the security of their neighbours, as well as ensuring the demolition site is cleared of hazardous debris. As demolition contractors we’ve completed countless single story projects for both residential homes and commercial buildings.

How Much Does It Cost to Tear Down a House?

Another popular question we receive is ‘how much does it cost to tear down a house?’, but unfortunately this is a much more complicated query. A NSW demolition service can vary in price depending on a variety of conditions:

  • The Size of the Structure: demolition of a large building naturally requires more work for a longer period of time and in order to cover the wage expenses of demolition contractors, the costs would inevitably increase.
  • The Location: Experienced demolition contractors are careful and wary of the neighbours surrounding a demolition site. In accordance with State regulations, safety precautions are put in place with every home demolition, some of which can prolong the demolition process.
  • The Presence of Asbestos: Demolishing a house with asbestos materials requires further and more extreme safety precautions throughout both the demolishing service and the disposal.

Asbestos Contaminated Home Demolition

When bringing down a house structure it is of the utmost importance to be wary of the materials used within the infrastructure. Homes built before the 1990s are commonly found to have materials containing asbestos, and considering the health threats that asbestos pose, such an instance is not to be taken lightly. With that in mind, if you believe your house may contain traces of asbestos check out our About Asbestos page to find out more information regarding what to look for in your home.

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