Ready to knock your old house down? Before you take the leap, there are a few very critical things to consider BEFORE you call the demolition contractor:
Before you call your local demolition contactor, make sure that you’ve signed off on all your knockdown rebuild home contracts. Unsure if you’re at this stage? Just call your Eden Brae KDR expert on 1300 NEW HOUSE.
Before you can demolish your old home, a Soil Test and Contour Survey need to be completed. The Soil Test examines the kind of soil on your block, this test is important because it helps us to decide what kind of foundations your new home will have.
Yes. However, usually your demolition contractor will organise this permit for you, and process it faster because of their experience in dealing with the local government.
PRO TIP: Make sure you have both a Demolition Permit and a Building Permit before you demolish (both can be obtained from your local council or shire).
Ensure that you include the cost of the demolition in your overall knockdown rebuild home budget. Sometimes surprise costs can affect the price of demolition including established and/or protected trees, location of utilities such as electrical or sewage, neighbouring structures, land overlay etc.
PRO TIP: Ask your demolition contractor to visit your site first and create a comprehensive quote. The quote should be detailed and include absolutely everything in the demolition project. This includes such variables as cost of permits, cost of labour and equipment, cost of removing materials and estimated worth of salvageable items.
If you live on a busy road, or near shops or schools, the local traffic maybe affected by demolition and construction of your new home. Please ask your Eden Brae KDR expert to help you with traffic management costs by calling 1300 NEW HOUSE
If you have chosen a reputable demolition contractor they should be fully licensed and also insured against any damage to your neighbours’ property, their structures and the surrounding environment.
PRO TIP: Ask your demolition contractor about their level of insurance.
It pays to shop around so do your research before choosing a demolition contractor. Do some research, read online reviews, ask your friends and neighbours, and don’t forget to get at least 3 comparative quotes.
PRO TIP: Your demolition company should also have a solid plan in place for dealing with the resulting dirt and dust of demolishing your old home so that your neighbours are not inconvenienced too much. You can also let your neighbours know of the date of the demolition so that they can prepare by closing their windows and taking in laundry etc.