Category: House Demolition

How to Manage Costs When Demolishing Your Home

Demolishing your home is a big decision to make. Generally, it’s not a decision that you will have arrived at lightly. And it’s likely that you will be giving this a lot of thought to ensure that you get the best possible outcome.

Deciding to demolish your home will depend on a whole heap of factors including the overall costs, what kind of house you have and what sort of access you have to your block.

There are many reasons why you might knock down and rebuild. For example, you might have a growing family and want to renovate. But owing to large costs for renovations it may work out to be cheaper to knock down and rebuild. And sometimes, demolition may be the only option available to you.

We know that demolition is a fine choice, provided you are doing it in an environmentally responsible and cost-effective way.

At Best Quote Demolition, we want to look at the cost of demolishing so that you are more aware of what happens during a home demolition, and know how to minimise the impact.

If it’s possible for you to sell your home for removal, then that is a cost-effective and very sustainable thing to do. But if not, then we believe in providing the very best demolition quotes from providers who work with a focus on sustainability wherever possible.

Houses Being Demolished in a Suburb

Sustainable demolition?

The focus on sustainable demolition practices has come about for a range of reasons. Landfill disposal is expensive; levies are rising, and reusing and recycling are becoming more and more important as we recognise the importance of caring for our planet. When you reuse or recycle material from a demolition, you are also conserving embodied energy.

The impact of embodied energy

What is embodied energy? The Australian Government defines it as the energy consumed by all processes involved in producing a building – from the mining and processing of natural resources through to the fabrication and manufacturing of the products. When we talk about embodied energy, we aren’t talking about the operation and disposal of the building material.

From the Construction and Demolition Waste Guide it’s been found that “buildings and their users make up almost a quarter of Australia’s greenhouse emissions.”

Previous intelligence suggested that the operational energy (the energy expended by the occupants in the building) was higher than embodied energy, but research by the CSIRO has found that the average house has about 1,000 GJ of energy embodied in the materials used for construction. This amount equals around 15 years of operational energy.

What this all means is that when you demolish a house and recycle or reuse materials, you are saving embodied energy in the materials that you recycle. Thus, you are reducing the environmental impact of the demolition.

Cost-effective demolitions

You can save money on your demolition by comparing quotes from Best Quote Demolition and letting us take care of it all. We can help you to save money on your demolition, leaving you free to enjoy the rebuild of your new property with extra funds to spare.

A strong demolition team will:

  • Help you to save money by using equipment and machinery that minimises any potential downtime and hiring costs
  • Help you to save money if you are demolishing a home with asbestos. While the price will be higher owing to the delicate nature of asbestos removal, we can help you to locate the best possible asbestos demolition team.
  • Work with the best possible team to ensure that your demolition is performed safely, securely and in a cost-effective way.

A demolition that works for you

We believe in providing your quotes from leading demolition experts in South East Queensland. We know that a well-planned out project is going to reduce the overall costs of your demolition by using the right kind of equipment, machinery and safety standards.

We will put you in touch with providers who, at every possible opportunity, will recycle and reuse materials in an effort to reduce the overall costs for you.

Best Quote Demolitions

Get in touch with us today for your home demolition quote or home removal quote. We believe in offering you the best possible quotes from a range of trusted demolition providers so that you can get your demolition done faster and easier.

If you would like to speak to one of our team, please get in touch on 0423 651 253.

4 Things You Need to Know About Demolishing Your House

If you’re thinking of demolishing your house, either to rebuild or for any other reason, you would know that there is a whole heap of information that you need to know about the process.

There are plenty of reasons why people choose to demolish and rebuild their homes (or get their homes removed). The home might be in a great spot but might be just a bit too old to renovate, or maybe the cost of major renovations outweighs knocking down and rebuilding.

We believe in removing houses where possible. A house removal is a great way to get money for a property that is in good condition and can be resold. But sometimes house removal isn’t possible. If this is the case, demolition is the next option.

At Best Quote Demolition, we can compare quotes for your demolition to offer you the best price. You can rest assured that our providers will perform your demolition in the most environmentally-friendly way possible, working to ensure that as much of the material as possible is recycled.

Look at what is required for demolishing your property so that you are better prepared for the process.

#1: Leave it to the professionals

While house demolition is a straightforward process, it is something to be left to the experts. You need to ensure that you disconnect the necessary services like electricity, gas, water; and then ensure that the area is safe for the public. Then you need to ensure that any nearby structures are protected, and to arrange for the salvage and disposal of the demolition waste. There is also waste removal, asbestos removal and a range of other services that a professional demolition team provides.

#2: You’ll need a few quotes

As with any other professional service, it’s important that you get a few quotes from a range of demolition suppliers. The price will depend on a few variables like how much demolition work is required, what kinds of materials are involved and how easily the site can be accessed. Then the demolition company will base the price on how easily they can salvage and sell items.

Our service allows you to compare quotes from leading Brisbane demolition teams so that you don’t have to do the running around.

#3: It’s not going to take long

The entire demolition process can usually be done and dusted within a matter of days. Obviously, this is going to depend on the size of your home and the complexity of the job that you have in place. Sometimes people will want to leave a wall or element of the house intact, and this can add time to the job as it will take more finessing.

#4: You’ll need permits

Before you even get started with planning a demolition, you need to have the necessary permits from the council. In certain cases, you don’t need planning approval from the Brisbane City Council (or your relevant council), but it definitely pays to check.

Why you should choose Best Quote Demolition

Making a move to demolish your home is not a decision that should be taken lightly. There are a lot of things to consider, but once you have decided to demolish, you want to make sure the process is completed quickly and smoothly.

Best Quote Demolition is your best choice for house demolition quotes across Brisbane. If you’re thinking of demolition for your home or would like to know if house removal is possible, we can help.

Get in touch with us on 0423 651 253 or contact us online to compare demolition quotes today.

Can I Demolish My House?

The Front Entrance of a Queenslander Home and Garden

When calling us for a house demolition quote, the first question that may come to mind is “Can I demolish my house?”. This is especially true if your house is of older build and you are unsure of the age of your house. It is also a key question to ask when your house has character features, for example a Queenslander home with a veranda.

The great news is that our experienced team know the ins and outs of the industry and will help determine if your house is eligible to be demolished in accordance with both state and council heritage listing laws.

Should I demolish my house?

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The next question we may ask is, “Do you really need to demolish your house?”. As much as we love to see a house get demolished (Who doesn’t!), we also have services that link you, the house owner to buyers looking to purchase a house directly from site. If your house is fit for relocation, our team can help you save money (and even make some money) by organising the sale and removal of your house to the new prospective owners lot.

How much does it cost to demolish my house?

Another question that will be high on the agenda will be to find out how much it costs to demolish your house. Fortunately this is a simple question to answer as at Best Quote Demolition, our services provide you with a quote at no extra cost to you.

To save you the hassle of calling each and every demolition company and explaining your situation over and over again, we take the time to discuss with you your requirements and relay them to our network of trusted and qualified demolition contractors. Our process ensures that you end up with not only the best quote the first time but also a trustworthy team of demolition experts as well.