What does demolition involve? While knocking down a house is a fairly uncomplicated job, there are quite a few things that need to be taken into consideration and we at Grand Cru Developments can help you with all these aspects. These include:
- Applying for the necessary demolition permits
- Disconnecting existing services (e.g. electricity, drainage, gas and water supply)
- Protecting nearby properties and structures
- Ensuring that the area’s safe for the rest of the public
- Arranging for salvage or disposal of the demolition waste
Do want the hassle of renovating?
If you work full-time or are raising a family, you need to ask yourself whether you really want to spend every weekend working on the house. Renovating can be very disruptive, often requiring the homeowners to move out for a period of time. On the other hand, we at Grand Cru Developments can deliver new homes to the extent of ‘turn key’ completion, where all you need to do is turn the key, walk in and enjoy.
What about familiar amenities
By bowling over your house and rebuilding, families remain in a familiar area, with all the amenities and schools they’re used to. At the higher end of the market, households are increasingly looking to buy a block with an existing house ripe for demolition. This means they select the block and house to suit their lifestyle and family needs.
Demolition may cost but it can also offset other costs (such as stamp duty)
Knock down & rebuild has costs associated with demolition but it evens out not having to pay stamp duty on a property and did you know that knocking down and building a new home generally costs less than half the cost per square metre compared to renovating an old house as there is always a risk that they may find major problems behind walls & under slabs that are expensive to fix and in some cases cannot be fixed. Building a new home out ways renovating with a fresh quality home in your same neighbourhood at a more cost effective price.
Materials can be re-used
Deconstruction is the practice of carefully disassembling a building so that its materials — everything from siding to floor joists — can be reused in a new building, while everything else that can be recycled is recycled. Today, “easily 75% to 90% of a house” can be reused or recycled.