Unfortunately there is no straight forward answer to this question, as each house or block of land has a large amount of variables and unique factors that all impact the cost of demolition and/ or excavation.
One of the biggest factors affecting the price of a demolition project is whether the house contains asbestos or not. Asbestos products were only banned in Australia in 2003, which means that if your house was built between 1920 and 1990 there is a good chance some asbestos is present.
The reason the presence of asbestos can drastically impact demolitions prices is two fold; it is both time consuming to remove and expensive to dispose of.
To prevent dangerous asbestos particles becoming airborne, cement sheeting containing asbestos must be removed by hand. This is a tedious task that requires a licensed crew of asbestos labourers equiped with the correct safety gear.
The second factor is the actual cost of asbestos disposal, which is roughly 30c a kilo (adding up to around $330 a tonne).
When it comes to excavation there are four main variables that affect how much it will cost, these are:
• The size of the land to be excavated: This is fairly self explanatory, the bigger the plot of land the more time and manpower it will take to excavate.
• The type of soil present and the terrain: Obviously land with looser soil and no trees or large rocks is quicker and easier, and therefore cheaper, to excavate.
• The reason for the excavation: What the land will be used for once the excavation is complete affects the condition it needs to be in once complete.
• Equipment required: What equipment will be needed and whether soil will need to be removed or fill purchased.
So, there you have it, a (very) brief overview of some of variables that can effect the cost of a demolition or excavation project.
If you are after accurate pricing for your project, then get in contact with us and once we know the details we can give you a better idea of how much your project might cost. If you have a demolition project in mind then you can click here to get an accurate and detailed quote.