How much does it cost to demolish a commercial property in Sydney ?

Commercial demolition is the act of reducing a commercial property to a vacant lot. It entails the complete removal of a building, which includes any non-structural work and haulage from the site. There are many reasons an individual may want to demolish their current Commercial property such as business relocation or creation of extra parking space

Commercial demolition costs will depend on the extent and size of the project. It will also depend on the demolition company which will be performing the demolition services and their experience level. Best One Demolition Pty Ltd is a widely preferred excavation and demolition company in Sydney due to our proven track record in adhering to the pre-decided timeframe and budget irrespective of the scale or complexity of the project. 

Cost of commercial property demolition

The cost of commercial demolition is higher than for residential ones. In Sydney, a one-storey can cost about $100 per square metre, while two storeys can run about $120 per metre square. Three storeys buildings would boost that to approximately $130 per metre square. If your commercial structure includes asbestos or other hazardous materials, removing the material might cost an extra $10 to $80 per square meter.

You may also experience demolition permit fees - These are an overhead cost. A demolition permit costs roughly $200 on average, however could cost as much as $10,000 or more if you live in a city that prohibits demolition. The cost of transporting trash to a landfill is also factored into the total cost of demolition. The cost depends on the type of waste, such as wood, concrete, plaster, or metal, and the distance between the construction site and the nearest disposal location.

Another cost to potentially keep in mind is the destruction of the present building’s foundation, as this may or may not be included in a demolition estimate. If your project requires installing a new foundation, you may need to revise your demolition cost estimate.

If you are looking for the best commercial demolition company in Sydney then  Just as our name Best1Demolition suggests, we are the best in the industry. We have accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience in demolition and excavation works and possess the right machinery for tearing down all sizes and types of properties. Call us at 02 9099 9115 or request a free quote !

 

Things to know before demolishing a house

House Demolition

Demolishing is the fastest process of the construction phase though it might seem a little discerning to see your place being destroyed. It can be demolishing one part of the place or whole building. It is possible that the demolition process will get complicated if there is no clear strategy in place. There are a few things that needs to be considered before proceeding with the demolition as given below:

1. Demolition Methods:

There are different types of demolition methods like mechanical demolition method, deconstruction or a combination of both. 

Mechanical demolition is the most common demolition method that involves hydraulic excavators and other heavy machinery. This method is cost-efficient as compared to the others.

Deconstruction method involves manual demolition of the house and takes longer to complete. As it is a manual method, it costs more. However, you can reuse the parts of the building such as light fixtures, doors, tubs, sinks, copper pipes, etc.

You need to carefully choose the method considering its advantages and disadvantages.

2. Choosing the Demolition Company

It is important to hire a licensed and insured demolition company as they will inspect the site and present possible solutions rather than beginning the demolition straight away. They will undertake the appropriate procedures if the site contains any hazardous chemicals such as asbestos and lead paint. Best1 Demolition is a fully licensed and insured Australian business and has a reputation in adhering to the time-frame of the project.

3. Legal compliance

Demolition of a building requires permission from the local authorities that may vary from council to council. Thus, it is important to be aware of those laws and have a plan to accommodate the same in the demolition process. The rules may include those related to the timings allowed for demolition, noise, removal of debris, etc. Asset protection procedures for trees, footpaths, pits, drains, etc needs to be followed. The local council will also require documents for the approval of the demolition of the property. Best1 Demolition is aware of the permit process and will guide through every step of the process.

4. Disconnection of services

The installed services including gas, electricity, water, drainage at the property needs to be disconnected. The disconnection will enable you to prevent any accidents for the demolition team , the neighbours and the supply of the services in the surrounding environment.

5. Informing the neighbours

The noise and the dust from the demolition will cause inconvenience to your neighbours. Informing them ahead of time will enable them to take the appropriate precautions according to their daily routines.

6. Salvageable Materials

Work with the demolition company to identify any salvageable materials that were reused later in the construction. This saves you money and time on new material purchases as well as demolition charges.

The demolition process is often an expensive and complicated procedure. Make a plan and consider the required information before beginning the demolition process. Best1 Demolition is a comprehensive service that will assist you in every stage. We have the best price and there are no hidden fees. 

Get in touch with our demolition experts at 02 9099 9115 or request a free quote here.

 

Important things to keep in mind to have your demolition completed smoothly

Tips for demolition

A demolition is not as simple as it appears and needs to be well-planned. Following the above tips can help you streamline your demolition project in the best possible manner, without any interruptions. We provide same-day service. Give us a call at 02 9099 9115 for any demolition projects !

How much does it cost to demolish a house in Sydney ?

How much does it cost to demolish a house in Sydney

There are many reasons that an individual may want to demolish a house. The pricing will depend on a number of factors including size, location, materials, accessibility and more. In Sydney the cost of demolishing a house will range from $12,000 to $40,000, which includes the removal of all waste. A standard home to be demolished will cost close to $17,000 – give or take.

House Demolition Sydney Cost Per Square

Cost of residential property demolition

An average cost estimate of $80/m2 is priced for a house demolition project in Sydney which includes the removal of waste. Lower prices may be listed elsewhere, however these usually do not take into account the cost of the removal of materials and waste.

This is a basic price guide to go by, however all demolition contractors in Sydney will also need to take into consideration all cost factors including materials, accessibility, size of structure and more to provide you with a total price figure.

What are the factors that contribute to the cost of a house demolition project in Sydney?

Size Of The Structure:
A bigger house requires more labour, more time and more equipment. The cost to demolish a larger house will cost more than a smaller house.

What Needs To Be Demolished:
Do you need to demolish the entire house? Or is it just a partial demolition? Could it even be just a pool, garage or granny flat? The smaller the demolition the less the price will be.

Material Of The House:

Concrete, bricks and cement, on the other hand, are generally more expensive materials to demolish, as they require heavier machinery and equipment, such as a jackhammer.  A timber house is fragile and light and most of the timber can sometimes be salvaged  which may save you some money further down the track if you plan to rebuild or renovate.

Hazardous Materials:

If hazardous materials such as synthetic mineral fibres, mold and asbestos are present in the house, you’ll find the cost to go up as they are all fairly expensive to remove. The Australian law requires the use of specialised equipment and for additional safety measures and procedures to be followed. Removal and disposal of asbestos must be done by a qualified professional as current Work Health and Safety Regulations provide that asbestos must not be handled without training and a current license to do so.

Accessibility:

Is your home easy to access? The site’s gradient and access points will be important if the job requires machinery. Your location may mean that a contractor will charge you for their travel and the transport costs for tools and equipment. The distance from your home to the nearest recycling and disposal facilities may also influence the cost of your demolition.

Additional costs:
- A standard cost to demolish a house with asbestos adds about $2,500 as an estimate
- A standard demolition permit from local council costs about $350

Best One Demolition Pty Ltd is a widely preferred excavation and demolition company in Sydney due to our proven track record in adhering to the pre-decided timeframe and budget irrespective of the scale or complexity of the project.

Get a free quote from us today! 

Construction site cleaning checklist

Completion of building your new dream home also means it is time to clean the construction site. Layers of debris have been accumulated from all these months of construction. Cleaning up the big mess all by yourself is not an easy task. We have compiled a comprehensive checklist for you to ensure you do not miss out on any crucial parts of the cleaning project.

If you want professional services, Best1Demolition offers professional construction site clean-up services in Sydney for a spotless post-construction site.

Construction Site Clean-ups

The clean-ups required to done for different parts of the site is as follows:

Entry & Exits:

Common Areas:

Kitchens:

Bathrooms:

Bedrooms:

Outdoor:

 

If you have checked off all of the above, pat yourself on the back and you have done an amazing job. You have made every inch of the site squeaky clean. However, it can be a little overwhelming to do the post-cleaning of the site. We provide site cleanup services for residential and commercial construction sites.

Why Choose Best1Demolition your construction site cleanup?

Give us a call on 02 9099 9115 to get a free no-obligation quote.

 

Demolition facts you may not know

Demolition Facts

FACT: Demolition has many different methods

Demolition is essentially a building or structure being destroyed, however there are many different methods of doing so that you may not have considered. There are 4 main methods of demolition used most often which are “High Reach Arm demolition”, “Crane & Ball Demolition”, “Selective Demolition”, and “Implosion Demolition”. Please read October's blog for a breakdown of these methods!


FACT: Almost all materials used in demolition can be recycled and repurposed

Most demolition projects are done on residential structures or commercial buildings. This means that the buildings often have plenty of materials within them that can be reused or recycled. Best1 Demolition takes full advantage of this to stay as green as possible.

When it comes to demolition recycling, nearly 75% of all non-hazardous materials and debris are recycled, and often repurposed for a new building if one is planned on the site of the original structure


FACT: The demolition industry accounts for nearly 90% of all waste in construction

The demolition industry is centred around demolishing a structure, leaving a big mess. Whereas construction is all about building up and the materials are within the new structure.

Regardless of the type of demolition job or the type of structure, waste will be created. Demolition holds the crown for waste in the industry. Although waste is created, as mentioned above, the waste is often recycled. Demolition accounts for nearly 90% of waste! This fact is the perfect indicator to encourage you to hire a demolition company to do a demolition job as they will take care of the waste afterwards too!


FACT: Demolition only accounts for a small percentage of a new building’s costs

Demolition services cost very minimal when compared to overall construction costs.

Planning out a construction project cost is one thing. Needing to demolish an existing structure is an additional cost, but nothing compared to the construction cost!

 

FACT: The average time of house demolition is 1 week

There are many factors to consider of course such as what type of demolition service you’re employing, or if there are health risks that need to be eliminated beforehand like asbestos. This may affect the length of the process, and lead to issues that drag a demolition project out longer than expected. Aside from this, the average time of house demolition is only 1 week. This is not including Implosion as it is more than likely off the table since it can endanger surrounding structures in residential areas.

Despite these factors that must be considered before predicting the time for a demolition job, it on average only takes a week and a maximum of 8 days for house demolition.

 

If you’re in a position where your home needs to be demolished and it’s clear of any health risks, you can hope for a low timeline on a complete demolition of your property from the team at Best1 Demolition. Call us at 02 9099 9115 or request a free quote !

Asbestos Myths and Removal

Asbestos myths

It's important to understand how to properly identify and remove asbestos. Misinformation can have a negative effect on the health and wellbeing of individuals. Here are some of the most common asbestos myths:

1. Newer buildings are free from asbestos
Unfortunately, this is not exactly true. It was only after the year 2000 that the use of asbestos in construction ceased. If you’re the owner of a newer property built before 2000, we recommend contacting a professional for an examination and advice.

2. Mesothelioma is contagious
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer commonly affecting the lungs and appears about 20 to 40 years after exposure to asbestos. This condition is not contagious and cannot be transmitted via human contact. The risk of mesothelioma only arises if in close proximity or in contact with a contaminated object.

3. You can get rid of asbestos from your body if you act quickly
Damage to health depends on each individual. The symptoms of asbestos exposure are also not always immediately obvious. Speak with a medical professional if you are concerned about contact with asbestos.

4. Once found, asbestos should be removed immediately
As soon as asbestos is identified, contact an asbestos removal professional. You can contact Best 1 demolition on 029099 9115 for a free quote and expert advice. You should never immediately remove asbestos yourself. This service and disposal require expertise in order to minimize risks to yourself and the people around you.

5. Wearing a mask will keep you safe
Generic facemasks are not sufficient when working around areas affected by asbestos. Asbestos professionals wear designed masks for the purpose of minimizing damage to health.

029099 9115 for a free quote and safe removal.

Typical Demolition Project Timeline

What else do demolition contractors do other than knock down buildings?

The majority of the population seem to think that demolitions are as simple as taking a hammer to the wall and throwing a wrecking ball around, but accidents and mistakes can happen when measures aren’t followed properly, and you might wonder whether there is more to the life of a demolition contractor than knocking down buildings.

Just to be clear, Wrecking balls are not a common method of demolition anymore as they are hard to control and not as efficient.

It takes a lot of expert knowledge to be a demolition contractor and also high tolerance to sound such as crushing concrete, banging, and crashing.

 

A Typical Demolition Project Timeline:

  1. Best1 Demolition picks up demolition projects.
  2. Plan and schedule a demolition site during the visit.
  3. Designate contractors for each part of the demolition project.
  4. Complete paperwork including method statements, risk assessments, health and safety plan, environmental risk assessment, fire plan, and site waste management plan.
  5. Apply for licenses such as scaffolding, road closures, use of cranes, local council and developer forms, anything that may be required.
  6. Monitor impact on environment and emissions.
  7. Monitor any impact on the health and safety of staff and anyone else around.
  8. Communicate with residents or anyone nearby that would be affected by the demolition, ensuring they know the timeframe that they may be affected by noise, dust, vibrations, and vehicle movements.
  9. Inspect safety gear, machinery, and equipment
  10. Conduct asbestos assessment and complete safe asbestos removal on-site if required.
  11. Pre demolition process such as ensuring electricity, water, and gas has been turned off before any work starts.
  12. Arrive on-site and start the demolition process job, set up site necessities such as portaloo. 
  13. Soft strip the buildings and ensure that everything that can be recycled or salvaged is, (such as doorknobs, glass, handles, cabinetry, air conditioning, etc) leaving only the structure behind.
  14. Carry out demolition plans.
  15. Recover any material remaining and clean the site extensively.
  16. Complete post-assessments and finalize the project.

 

Demolition Projects may be more complicated than the above, however, that is an idea of a basic demolition process and how Best1 Demolition Sydney works.

If you have a project coming up that is in need of demolition contractors in Sydney contact the team at Best1 Demolition today.

What else do demolition contractors do other than knock down buildings?

Majority of the population seem to think that demolitions are as simple as taking a hammer to the wall and throwing a wrecking ball around, but accidents and mistakes can happen when measures aren’t followed properly, and you might wonder whether there is more to the life of a demolition contractor than knocking down buildings.

Just to be clear, Wrecking balls are not a common method of demolition anymore as they are hard to control and not as efficient.

It takes a lot of expert knowledge to be a demolition contractor and also high tolerance to sound such as crushing concrete, banging and crashing.

A Typical Demolition Project Timeline:

Work of demolition contractors

  1. Best1 Demolition picks up demolition projects.
  2. Plan and schedule a demolition site during the visit.
  3. Designate contractors for each part of the demolition project.
  4. Complete paperwork including method statements, risk assessments, health and safety plan, environmental risk assessment, fire plan and site waste management plan.
  5. Apply for licenses such as scaffolding, road closures, use of cranes, local council and developer forms, anything that may be required.
  6. Monitor impact on environment and emissions.
  7. Monitor any impact on the health and safety of staff and anyone else around.
  8. Communicate with residents or anyone nearby that would be affected by the demolition, ensuring they know the timeframe that they may be affected by noise, dust, vibrations and vehicle movements.
  9. Inspect safety gear, machinery and equipment
  10. Conduct asbestos assessment and complete safe asbestos removal on site if required.
  11. Pre demolition process such as ensuring electricity, water and gas has been turned off before any work starts.
  12. Arrive on site and start the demolition process job, set up site necessities such as portaloo. 
  13. Soft strip the buildings and ensure that everything that can be recycled or salvaged is, (such as door knobs, glass, handles, cabinetry, air conditioning etc) leaving only the structure behind.
  14. Carry out demolition plans.
  15. Recover any material remaining and clean the site extensively.
  16. Complete post-assessments and finalise the project.

 

Demolition Projects may be more complicated than the above, however that is an idea of a basic demolition process and how Best1 Demolition Sydney works.

If you have a project coming up that is in need of demolition contractors in Sydney contact the team at Best1 Demolition today.

Methods of Demolition

Demolition work is varied and runs from simple to complex jobs. Experienced specialists are needed to perform pre-demolition planning, assess risks, create a risk management plan, and choose the right professional’s method of demolition work.

The selection of demolition methods depends upon a number of factors such as site condition, type of structures, building age, height of building, time period, economy and most importantly its location with presence of its surroundings with its structural ability.

MANUAL DEMOLITION

If this method is chosen, you analytically dismantle the building piece by piece – in the reverse order to construction. This method involves the use of hand-held tools such as jackhammers, sledgehammers and picks.

This method requires more protective measures and although it is time and labor-intensive, it is invaluable as it allows for recycling and reuse of the building materials for future projects.  

The condition of the roofs, walls and floors of the building to be demolished must be assessed prior to preventing any unexpected collapses. There may be a risk of flying debris, hence why the site should always be fenced and signed to ensure safety of others. 

MECHANICAL DEMOLITION

Mechanical demolition uses heavy machinery such as excavators, cranes, demolition balls and bulldozers to pull or push the building down. This process is much quicker and requires less workers, however, involves a high risk of falls from elevated work platforms and a risk of crush injuries.

This is the most common demolition method.

INDUCED COLLAPSE

This method is where a whole or part of the building undergoes a controlled collapse by methodically and chronologically removing the key structural members and then applying the necessary force. Wire ropes, slings and chain pulling are used to demolish a structure.

Induced collapse methods should only be used on detached structures on reasonably level sites.

Sufficient space is required for this method. There must be clear space into which the collapsing structure will fall. Also, the space should be large enough to enable personnel and the equipment to be removed safely prior to collapse.

USING EXPLOSIVES

Building implosion involves the use of explosives for demolition, and an experienced specialist is needed to apply explosives appropriately. This method is commonly used for large structures in heavily populated areas with minimal surroundings.

This method aims to ensure the structure collapses onto its own footprint and there is minimum damage to its surroundings. A tiny mistake may come at a high cost. Hence, why you will need strategic placement and timing of explosives to mark the right spots for explosives to carry out the demolition safely.

This is the quickest and most effective method of demolition, however the least common.

demolition methods

Our team of experts will inspect the site and provide the suitable demolition options. Best1Demolition provides services for small residential and large commercial properties.

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