Q. Do I need a demolition approval for my property?
A. Yes, you will need a Demolition Approval from a Private Certifier or your local Council to demolish any structure or property. You have the option of going through a private certifier which is what most of Site Demolition Pty Ltd clients opt for or Council, please call our friendly staff to discuss further. 9633 1747. I will provide step by step help with the application process. Most builders in home world recommend and prefer our services due to the efficient and honest quotes we provide.
Q. How long does the approval take?
A. Private Certifier will take 21 days, for the approval and 7 days for the notification process, if you are told otherwise you are being mislead, most Councils will take about 21 days but may vary.
Q. Is there an application fee?
A. Yes for the Private Certifier, call our friendly staff and ask for Site Demolition Pty Ltd special price. With the certifier there are No Bonds required. Councils vary, but usually charge about $850+ gst. There may also be a refundable Bond depending on your council, the bond will vary between 2 to 5 thousand.
Q. Should I go with the cheapest quote for demolition?
A. NO, THEY WORK OUT TO BE THE MOST EXPENSIVE AT THE END OF YOUR DEMOLITION. We understand people are quoting cheaper in these tough times, they are desperate for work, not many builders recommend them for a very good reason. We pride ourselves on being honest and up front. Please note our quotes are all above board and there is NO HIDDEN AGENDA to try and find a variation, once we start the demolition. Our terms and conditions are attached (nothing to hide). The quote is itemised with everything included.
Q. Authorities are increasingly focused on the enforcement of Health & Safety and Environmental issues. Do you comply with these regulations?
A. Yes, Local Councils and WorkCover are vigorously enforcing Environmental Protection and Occupational Health & Safety Regulations. Some Councils and even Builders are now asking for Hygienist Reports or Clearance Certificates to guarantee no hazardous materials are on the site. Site Demolition Pty Ltd endorses the need for such regulation. We can organize a report for you if required.
Compliance with the regulations is both sensible and important. It helps to protect customers from inexperienced operators who may ignore these obligations. We comply with Australian Standard 2601-2001 covering demolition, and AS 2436 covering noise.
Q. Surely a demolition can be done by anyone with a bobcat and a truck?
A. No it cannot, however, unfortunately people are around who may tell you otherwise. Always remember to ask for copies of insurances and licences before proceeding with the demolisher of your choice. Also match up names of the company with the insurances and licences, many companies have changed the company name multiple times and are extremely dodgy. We recommend you read reviews and ask for a builders recommendation. Non-professional practice often leads to attempts to save substantial tip fees by burying asbestos and other materials under the site. Be very careful of the cheap and nasty quotes you are provided. Your building site would then be a hazardous area and can cost you thousands to clear up. Your builder or Council will explain.
Q. What if something goes wrong? Am I protected?
A. Site Demolition Pty Ltd have Public Liability Insurance.
Q. Will my home end up at the tip, or will it be re-cycled?
A. Materials are re-cycled. The Environmental Control Plan we supply you with will give you details to where the materials are sent. Asbestos of course, is carefully removed and transported safely to an authorized EPA.
Q. A demolition site is a dangerous place, how do you protect it?
A. We install a 1.8m security fence to secure the site and place clear signs to warn people away. When the fence is installed, the site becomes the responsibility of the contractor. No unauthorized persons can enter.