If you wish to demolish a residential property so you can build your new dream home, you will want to make sure that you hire the right team of people to do the job. A house demolition can be hazardous, so it is best to leave it to the professionals. If you attempt a home demolition on your own, you could place your life and the safety of surrounding structures at risk. Below is a guide to 3 things you should consider when hiring a demolition company.
Are interior removals included in the price?
Before you demolish your home, you may wish to remove certain features and appliances. For example, if a home has a period fireplace or fine metal handrails on the stairs, you may want to take these features out so they can be preserved and used in your new home. While most demolition companies will be happy to remove items such as these, the cost of the interior removals may not be included in the price you are quoted for the demolition of the property. If you want the contractors to remove things from inside your home, you should always check if this service is included in the price.
How long will the job take?
A demolition company should be able to provide you with an estimate of how long the process will take. Before giving you an estimate, the contractor will inspect the building so they can judge the easiest way of taking it down safely. They will also decide on the best tools for the job. The size of the building is the number one factor in determining the length of the demolition. However, some demolition companies may be able to offer you a quicker resolution if they allocate more men to the job or use specialist tools. Knowing the duration of the demolition work is important as it will allow you to warn your neighbours about any possible disruption.
How is the waste disposed of?
Once the demolition is complete, the contractors will remove waste such as bricks and plaster from the site. You should check with the company how the waste generated by the demolition is dealt with. Ideally, you should seek out a company which recycles any bricks, metal and wood which is recovered from the demolition site.
If you want to find out more about the process, contact a local demolition company today.
Hello, my name is Carl and this is my construction and contractor blog. I do not work in the construction business but last year, my wife and I had a lot of work carried out on our summer home which is located on the Gold Coast. Winter storms had damaged the roof and a couple of seabirds had made a nest in there. The place was a real mess but thankfully the contractors did a great job of repairing the roof and fixing up the damage to the loft space. I learn a lot during the repairs so I decided to start a new blog. Enjoy!