Mortgage HunterParticipant@mortgage-hunterJoin Date: 2003Post Count: 3,781Mortgage Hunter wrote:Being WA it is probably brick. Less material to be salvaged and resold I imagine? I am looking into the same for a timber house. Seems some folks will take them for free or demolish them for scrap as suggested. Cheers, Simon Macks Mortgage Broker http://www.mortgagehunter.com.au 0425 228 985 Comments may not be relevant to individual circumstances. If you intend making any investment, financial or taxation decision you should consult a professional adviser.
As it turned out it is costing us $8K to have the house demolished and the site cleaned up.moconnell1984Member@moconnell1984Join Date: 2010Post Count: 1
hi wayne ,
as a high percentage of houses have asbestos in them quotes can vary from $8000 to to around $15000.
people who charge anyless u will find are uninsured and unlicensed. As public liabilty is on average around 100 a week most demolishers have quite high overheads thats why the price is higher. As for getting salvagers who rumage through your building for scrap for free i would highly advise anyone to reconsider!
minimum requirements to demolish a house is there has to be atleast 1 demolition supervisor on site!
u need hoardings and signage which complies with AS 1725 and 1319
also demolishers comply with AS 2601 -2001
which is the code of practise for demolition works.
so unless they specialise in demolition and asbestos removal i would avoid them!!
they might do the job cheaper but consider this…
who is going to be responsible for insurances??
tip fees?terra2Member@terra2Join Date: 2012Post Count: 2
Wow! I think the prices have risen considerably since these old posts, from what I have been told this may be due to tighter regulations and licensing with Asbestos etc. ??parkerParticipant@jackparkerJoin Date: 2017Post Count: 2
Your best bet would be calling a few demolishers up and ask for a rough idea over the phone.NM7Participant@nm7Join Date: 2010Post Count: 45
I’ve just done that – contacted approx 5-6 demolition companies and received a quote ranging from $11K to $20K for a 3 bedroom weatherboard house to be demolished. Asbestos removed with certificate provided and a reasonably large tree to be removed included.
Demolition company wasn’t worried in me salvaging things on my own & hence managed to sell various things like mature plants, doors, windows, built in robes, wall cupboards and even door handles for approx $3K which is a pretty good outcome.
Moral of the story – get at least a few quotes and only deal with licensed demolition companies.