The House Demolition Process

There are many reasons to demolish a structure on your land and a well-organised demolition process will help you achieve your goal safely legally and efficiently. 

Demolition is the process of disassembling and removing a structure in a safe and controlled way. It can also include the dismantling and removal of other structures like concrete, vegetation, trees, swimming pools and landscaping. 

It’s a much more time-consuming process so if you are under time constraints, call in the experts and get it done as efficiently and quickly as possible. Pulling down structures can not only be illegal in some circumstances but if you aren’t experienced, you may injure yourself or someone else. 

There’s a huge amount to consider if you are thinking about the demolition of anything from a house to a commercial or industrial building so check out our process guide below so you know what to broadly expect before you start. 

By being organised and knowing what twists and turns the process holds, there will be no sudden cost surprises or unnecessary delays to hold up your new build and things will go smoother with a few less headaches for you as well!

Have an initial consultation and get a quote

Make sure you talk to your contractors about what’s included and what’s not during the quoting process. Understand what pieces of paperwork are yours and what are theirs so that there are no delays in the process and check what disposal needs to be taken care of and by whom.

Getting a communicative dialogue going is important during the quoting phase. You need to understand what your role is and the responsibilities of the demolishing company

Hire a qualified, insured experienced house demolisher!

This is the key to streamlining the whole process. The demolition company already knows everything there is to know about house demolition and they will coordinate the whole process for you. All that will be required of you on the day is have put your hand in your pocket to pay and then sit back and be amazed!

Create a demolition plan

You’ll need this to get all the Council approvals and permits to go ahead with the demolition. If you need assistance with it, give us a call and we will help you fill it out. It can take a month or more to get together all the info required depending on the complexity of your project.

Always factor in extra time for this process. There is a lot of information to collect and a lot of people you will be waiting on.

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Get approvals and permits from council

Submit all the paperwork and enjoy the break for a while. Once the council get back to you (or you call them which is more likely) you’ll need to provide them with any additional information. Once you have the paperwork in hand, the fun really begins.

Payment of fees, permits and contractors

Yup, this is the expensive moment but its part and parcel of the project and one part that you won’t have to do again!

Disconnect all your utilities

Depending on your contacts, this may be up to you or the contractor but either way, it’s next on the list along with moving out if you haven’t done so already!

It’s important to make sure it’s a full disconnection of the service so workers are zapped by live wires or send geysers of water flying up into the air from water pipes. Make sure the Telstra and NBN lines are also disconnected from the house along with gas if you have it.

Checking on safe work practices and any environmental protection laws

This legislation should all be carried out by the contractor and you might see delays as they put things in place like fencing and run-off barriers to comply with various regulations.

You shouldn’t have to do much if you’ve engaged an experienced contractor but it’s good to be aware of the process!

Hazardous materials risk assessment

Again another part of the process that your demolition team should deal with but it’s good to know you should ask and be aware too.

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Determine the process of demolition

Your demolisher should have a fair idea of how they intend to go about the final demolition process and in what order they will be doing things.

They will also know how to reduce the impact on your neighbours by minimizing dust and noise.

Disposal of debris and rubble

Before the process starts, your demolisher should already know where and how they will be disposing of each part of the structure from timber to metal to brick. They will have also made arrangements for the legal and safe removal of any hazardous materials as well.

Preparation for the next phase

After the demolition, the contractor should pack and level the ground as per the specifications of your builder if you specified that in the contract. Make sure you get your Demolition Clearance Certificate. This is the one that proves your block is safe, clean and free from hazardous materials. 

The demolition company will have a lot of the equipment on site so it should be cheaper to get them to do it than to bring in another company at this point.

And make sure you get your builder to check it before you sign off on the finished site!

Contact us today for the best house demolitions across Brisbane!

Demolition is a lot lengthier process than the actual few days of destruction you actually see would indicate.

Demolishing a house can be a long and tedious process coordinating all the services for a successful and efficient demolition job – but if you’ve hired the right professionals, it might still be lengthy but not as arduous for you!

If you need a demo team to bring down your structure,  do all the paperwork and have the site ready asap, then give us a call and let’s have a chat and get your new home on its way!

Let’s work together on your dream house project!

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