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Commercial Demolition

As opposed to house demolition, commercial demolition refers to the deconstruction of properties such as shopping centres, the partial demotion of commercial buildings, building strip outs and floor tile lifting. In most demolition projects, tractors, pulleys, cranes, ropes, explosives and excavators may all be used, with wrecking balls only brought in for commercial projects higher than five storeys.

As with all demolition projects, there are a number of requirements that need to be met before demolition can commence, although they vary somewhat between residential and commercial demolition projects.

Council approvals are required for any form of demolition process, meaning that if you intend to go through with a commercial demolition project, you will need to supply your local council with a Development Application, a copy of the Certificate of Title for the property, the proposed site plan and how much of the building will be demolished in square metres, a breakdown of all materials in the building (this should be down after an asbestos check has been performed) and a copy of the demolition procedure as discussed with the demolition company you have selected.

There are a number of environmental considerations to be aware of when proceeding with a commercial demolition, particularly if it is large scale. A great amount of waste is produced in the demolition process, much of which can be recycled. When choosing your demolition company, you will find that the majority outline what their environmental practices are. Choosing a company with a strong approach to the environmental factors will save a great deal of time and money for the commercial demolition process with many of the salvage items actually being sold for a profit.