Re: Demolishing a house3
Jun 26, 2006 10:19 am
Mine cost $4,400.00 by Capital Demolition - Perth. That was just for the brick walls, footings etc. I had stripped off the roof, flooring etc as I wanted all the big timbers that were well and truely seasoned (50 yrs), the demoloshers give bugger all for it yet make a fortune is on selling it. I had 300kgs of asbestos to remove (I removed) which cost $17.00 to dispose of at the disposal site.
Re: Demolishing a house5
Jul 21, 2006 11:34 am
Always get another quote!!
The costs will vary widely depending on how much they can salvage. If there is not much salvage from floors, roof tiles, bricks, windows, doors, appliances etc then the costs escalate due to tip fees etc.
Some old houses are a demolition bonanza for salvage, others are a dud and that is reflected in the price.
Re: Demolishing a house6
Jun 12, 2008 5:54 pm
In Sydney metropolitan - $12,000 to remove a full brick 3 bed 60 year old house, incl trees, etc..no asbestos.
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Re: Demolishing a house8
Jun 12, 2008 11:19 pm
We paid $14,000 to have a 70's brick house & garage (35 sq?) , with some asbestos (eaves, behind tiles) demolished in January. That was with Rafferty's. After we'd decided to go with them, Whelan The Wrecker came back with a belated (and too late!) quote of $10,000 , but they couldn't do it until after we needed it done. Also had a quote for $16,000. Rafferty's certainly did a good job - very neat & level.So , maybe try them, and WTW?!
Re: Demolishing a house10
Jul 03, 2008 8:51 pm
You've got a lot of things working against you. First, disposing of the demolished material. Cinderblocks weigh a lot, and knowing that dumping fees are pretty high down south, I can't imagine how much you'll pay in NJ. I'd bet you'll get close to $10,000 just for dumping expenses. Second, you want your home to not be damaged. That means a very good equipment operator, or lots of workers being careful as they use sledge hammers and saws. That can't be cheap either. You didn't mention if you had land? Why not an addition instead of basement? Is it a ranch or two story? You could also build up.
I'd hire an architect to look at all possibilities to achieve your space goals.
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Re: Demolishing a house11
Jul 03, 2008 8:56 pm
hey if it's a timber house (Weatherboard or chamferboard) have you thought about selling it to a house removal co.? even if you only brake even with the rest of the site clean up it's still better then paying heaps to knock down a perfectly good houses!