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    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 !

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