How A House Demolition Occurs In 7 Steps

There are many reasons why people choose to go for house demolition. The property may be too small, there may be a need for more space, or their needs may have changed over time.

Whatever the reason, one thing’s for sure – demolishing an old home can cause a lot of stress! That’s why it’s important to hire demolition professionals. This way, you don’t have to worry about any hidden costs or safety risks. 

This article will walk you through what hiring demolition contractors entail. We will also cover how the process of house demolition is carried out.

House demolition

Initial Consultation And Quotation

First, we’ll send over a demolition expert. They will be responsible for inspecting your home, determining the scope of works, and providing an initial quotation. 

If you decide to push through with the cost to demolish a house, we’ll help you collaborate with the local government. You’ll need some council permits to push through with the event.

Building Inspection And Permits

Next, you’ll need a Development Application (DA) or a Complying Development Certificate. Obtaining the necessary permits may take two to three weeks, so it’s important to make the most of your time by planning ahead. Look for a place to rent if you plan on doing a full demolition and pack up your valuables.

Disconnecting Services

Once you are furnished with the permits you need, you will need to disconnect all existing services and amenities. Make sure to contact your service provider for gas, electricity, water, and cable.

If you own any air conditioning units, they should also be degassed before the demolition. 

Cost to a demolished house

Manual Demolishers

Now it’s time to start the process! We’ll send in our crew to perform manual demolition work. Most of this step involves the removal of hazardous materials, like asbestos. We will also salvage any reusable and recyclable materials. 

Machine Demolishers

Time to bring in the big guns! Once finished getting rid of all the hazardous materials, we will have to bring in excavators and other heavy machinery. These bad boys will finish off your home demolition. 

Cleaning, Segregating, And Hauling The Debris

Once the demolition is finished, we work on segregating and transporting the debris from your property. This is an important step because we don’t just throw away all the materials. We need to segregate and cater to different disposal requirements, depending on the type of debris we come across. 

Obtaining A Demolition Clearance Certificate

It’s finally over! Once you’ve finished all these steps, you can get your Demolition Clearance Certificate. You need this to prove that your land is safe, clean, and free of any. Even if the building itself has been cleaned of asbestos, it can settle into the soil. 


House demolition is a process that many people dread. It’s an enormous undertaking that can run for approximately six to eight weeks. and it can be difficult to know where to start. The good news is, we’re here for you! 

Bellaluca Demolition is a professional house and commercial demolition company in Perth, WA. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, we want to help you understand what house demolition entails. Schedule a consultation with us now and rest assured that your demo work is in safe hands!