How Long Does it Takes to Demolish A House?

House Demolition and Building Demolition Process Explained

One of the more common concerns people have in choosing to demolish their house is how long the demolition process would take.

Unfortunately, there is not an easy or ‘one-size-fits-all’ type solution, as with many of these general demolition issues.

The truth of the matter is that every house is different and has multiple variables that will affect the length of time it will take to demolish the building.

The physical activity of knocking on your current house is typically relatively rapid, taking just a day in some cases. You must, therefore, allow about two months to pass through the whole process that must be taken into account in your timetable for the construction project.

With that in mind, we figured we’d provide a brief rundown of these variables and how they could impact the time needed to demolish your house.

The prevalence of asbestos is the first, and probably largest, variable that impacts the demolition period. We have reported quite much in the past on the disposal phase of asbestos. And what is involved in the destruction of a house containing toxic material?

Asbestos removal is difficult and time-consuming without going into too much depth, as each panel containing asbestos needs to be extracted by hand. This could take anything from a few hours to a few days. Also, based on the scale of the building and how much asbestos is there.

How long does actual demolition last?

Structural demolition will commence after the asbestos has been stripped and tiles have been extracted from the roof. Using an excavator, structural removal is carried out. Which includes gradually knocking one section of the building down at a time.

This is where based on what content the house is built of. And how large it is, major differences in time will arise.

For instance, in as few as 20 minutes (post-asbestos removal, of course) tiny asbestos-clad fibro home might be demolished. Whereas a larger brick home could take as long as a few days.

If any items you like to preserve, they must be relocated before demolition from the construction site. It takes longer for them to be rebuilt as materials such as bricks, mortar, and floorboards. Also, steel is usable, which improves the demolition period. How many days you choose to invest depends on you.

The Demolition process is really easy with an experienced contractor. Contact Almighty Demolitions for a swift property demolition experience as we guide you all the way from gathering permissions to the actual knockdown.