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  • Profile photo of Mortgage HunterMortgage Hunter
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    Mortgage 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.

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    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??
    asbestos??
    signage?
    fences?
    epa report?
    tip fees?

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    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. ??

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    Hello Waynel,

    Your best bet would be calling a few demolishers up and ask for a rough idea over the phone.

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    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.

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