Domestic Demolition Services Brisbane
Demolition or renovation – which is the best choice for your Brisbane home?
Unless you’ve built your home from scratch there will be a few things you’d change. An old house needs modernising or additional, bigger bedrooms. To make significant changes, you can either renovate your home or demolish it and start over. Here are questions to ask yourself when deciding what the best option is and whether to call a Brisbane demolition crew or renovator.
- IS IT ALLOWED?
Check your home’s council records or plans to determine its age, zoning and position in neighbourhood plans. This documentation will tell you if you need council approval to build or if your home has an overlay requiring special treatment. Overlays are unique home characteristics with design requirements you need to follow. If your home is on the Heritage Property database, it can’t be demolished, and need to be preserved through controlled construction instead.
- DO YOU LIKE ITS CURRENT LAYOUT?
A home’s layout should maximise natural light and flow from one room to the next. If you’re happy with its current layout, then a demolishment isn’t necessary. If your home’s internal plan is poorly designed, there may be significant structural and safety concerns, and if the layout doesn’t make maximum use of your square footage, it’s better to start over. If your proposed changes are cosmetic and leave the home’s structure intact, renovation is a better option.
- CONSIDER HOW MUCH TIME AND MONEY YOUR HAVE AVAILABLE
Renovating costs more than starting from scratch as you’re working with an existing structure. It takes more time than demolition, and if you’re making massive changes to your roof or plumbing system, you’ll need to have somewhere else to stay for the duration, which is another expense. Determine your property’s current value and estimated value after renovations and compare this to what you’ve budgeted for improvements. Don’t invest more than what your home is worth and do your due diligence so that hidden costs don’t surprise you.
If you’ve decided to demolish your home, our domestic demolition services in Brisbane are the best choice. An expert team will do it safely. They’ll dispose of waste materials responsibly, keeping your building site clear and ready for construction to begin. Call Speedy Demolition for Brisbane demolition assistance, complete with skip bin hire and recycling.