Guide To Demolition
If you have purchased a property that is in a state of disrepair, sometimes it works out less costly to simply demolish it and build a new house. Demolition work shouldn’t be taken lightly however and needs to be done in a certain way to ensure the process is not only safe but carried out in the correct way.
The cost of demolishing a property can be in the region of £10,000 depending on the size of the property so this is important to consider before getting started. One way to mitigate these costs is to retain valuable materials which can be preserved and either re-used for your building project or sold to reduce the cost of demolition.
Demand for good quality slate tiles is huge at the moment and these will be among the most valuable materials to salvage from the property. Often a property can be in a poor state of repair with perfectly good slate roof tiles.
It can take a up to one week or more to fully demolish a property including disconnecting it from mains supplies so you will need to allow plenty of time for the work if you are planning to manage the work on site.
Work begins with cutting off all mains supplies and any loose items that remain in the property followed by doors window frames and linings before starting with the roof and working your way down through structural timbers and joists, then walls and foundations.
Demolition work is not to be taken lightly and is best done by experienced professionals.