All demolition projects are unique and will often be quoted individually and on their own merits. Pricing can vary due to to many factors such as:
1. Site Access
The majority of residential projects are located on standard suburban streets across Melbourne and can be accessed either through the front or back of the property. There are some instances where project sites can be located on high traffic roads or have site limited access attracting higher costs.
2. House Size
Naturally you would think a larger home would be more expensive to demolish than a smaller home. This is often the case, however smaller homes can sometimes attract higher costs as other factors can affect the demolition costs such as materials, or hazardous materials. Typically if you have a larger home then expect to pay a higher price for the demolition works.
A timber weatherboard house is often more cost effective to demolish than say a brick or masonry construction. Heavier materials will take longer to deconstruct therefore attracting higher labour costs and require special machinery on site. Time, labour and additional machinery will attract additional costs.
4. Hazardous Materials
If your home contains hazardous materials such as, Asbestos or Mould then additional works, and safety precautions will be required. If for example Asbestos removal is required, it can significantly increase the costs as it can be up to 2 - 3 times more expensive to remove than other materials. It is vital you engage with a licensed professional such as Melbourne Demolition Services for the removal of such hazardous materials.
5. Additional Buildings and Trees
Naturally if there are additional structures and trees to be removed, this will increase the overall cost of the demolition project. It is critical all additional structures and trees are discussed at the preliminary discussions with your demolition contractor Melbourne, so they can assist with arranging necessary permits. Any structures or trees which do not have the correct permits will not be removed, local councils can issue fines for any unlawful activity.
There are many factors to consider, and which can affect the overall cost of a demolition project. A typical residential demolition project will cost anywhere from $12,000 to $30,000, however complex jobs which involve limited site access and hazardous building materials can be upwards of $40,000 - $50,000. Try our demolition calculator for an estimate.
All projects are unique and will have their own set of circumstances. Melbourne Demolition Services, who come recommended by Melbourne's most reputable builders can discuss your project, and provide you with a FREE no obligation quote.