Reasons Why You Should Not Demolish Your House Yourself

Smashing down a house? Can’t be that hard really, can it?

Successful house demolitions are more than the sledgehammer or digger that you see on demolition day.

Behind the scenes and long before “D” day is a huge amount of preparation and paperwork that you never see that makes it look like something you could attempt yourself.

But since it’s not easy to see, it can look like a pretty basic job for any homeowner builder who wants to give it a try and thinks they’ll be saving a lot of money.

In order to achieve the goal of safely, legally and efficiently bringing down the house as well as getting rid of all the rubble and making the site safe for the next step, you’ll need a hell of a team to do that!

That’s where we come in. As much as swinging a sledgehammer would be a lot of fun for many people, the reality is that a single person will take a long time to obtain all the permissions, shut down all the services, advise the appropriate persons, demolish a house and then take it all to be disposed of. If it doesn’t kill your ute doing all those trips, it may kill your back!

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There are structures that you can legally remove and dispose of like

  • Some decks
  • Drywall
  • Baths
  • Trims and doors
  • Kitchens
  • Ground level Windows
  • Some mould and
  • Some landscaping items like trees and structures

But legally, there’s a whole bunch of things you need to be qualified to demolish.

  • Asbestos
  • Roofs
  • Large decks
  • Anything over one story
  • Plumbing and electrical works
  • Natural gas
  • Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning

Our professionals are already qualified to take out everything the average house has in it, have the contacts within the council, know the legalities, where to dispose of each truckload and most importantly, how to keep everyone safe on the job.

The goal is to not only demolish and remove the house, but to do it with everybody arriving and leaving with the same number of toes and fingers every day!

Some of the disadvantages of trying to demolish a house yourself are that you need to be fully aware of the rules and regulations around

  • Falling from heights
  • Noise regulations and warning neighbours
  • Injuries from falling materials
  • Fire
  • Uncontrolled collapse
  • Managing workers on site
  • Disconnecting services like power, water and gas.
  • Traffic and management of the watching public and fence erection
  • Hazardous materials removal and disposal

Once you start getting into the complexities of a simple house demolition you’ll see that it’s not only easier on your back and mental health, but you’ll probably do your pocket a favour by not spending as much by getting in-house demolition experts like us!

We are committed to creating a safe, environmentally sound and efficient demolition for you.

We start with a chat with you about what and when you want to achieve your house demo and once we understand the ins and outs of your unique demolition, we start the process.

There’s a ton of work to get the correct permits, advise the neighbours, and council and get all the services disconnected (not just cut off) from the property.

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Fences need to be erected and precautions taken to ensure the workers, equipment and the neighbours all stay safe during the process.

We also know where each truckload of rubble can go. We have asbestos handling qualifications and processes in place, even if we find it after we start. We know how and where to dispose of every single bit of rubble produced during a demolition.

Something that you may not have considered yet is the preparation of the site for the next phase, be it a lush meadow or a high rise apartment building. We will undertake the demolition with the end in mind for you. It will be ready as specified when we leave.

In the case of house demolitions, the benefits of getting in some professionals really do outweigh the benefits of doing it yourself. Insurance can be impossible to get with it the qualifications and bringing a house down illegally could be very, very costly, especially if you cause damage or injury to another person or their property. 

Some things to consider if you are still thinking of taking up the sledgehammer and donning a hard hat are that: 

A structure could collapse, with you or someone else in it. When you start knocking out supporting walls, roofs and other parts of the house may simply fall in a way you weren’t expecting and boom, you suddenly open a whole new world of pain in your life. 

People may be injured as well. As you get tired (those sledgehammers get very heavy, very quickly) you may get clumsy and make a mistake. You might breathe in dust or hazardous material that could irritate your eye, throat, and lungs. You may step on a nail or collapse a wall on your mate. Seriously, there is a lot that can go wrong during a house demo. 

You may also cause unintentional damage to infrastructures like overhead power lines, water mains or gas pipes. Or maybe your house collapses onto the neighbours? What if something falls on the road, or you hurt someone walking past? There are many projects that you can do in your own home, but we think demolition should be left to the experts!

We’ve been in the demolition business for many years and have the experience and qualifications to get your house demolished quickly, efficiently and above all safely and legally. We are also insured if the unthinkable happens. 

So if you are thinking of demolishing your home for any reason, give us a call and let’s talk about what you need to do and how we can help. 

We are demolition experts with contacts across the industry, and we know what we are doing. We have the tools, the experts and the knowledge to get that demo done asap so that you can get on with creating your dream home! 

Call us today for house demolitions across Brisbane!

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