What happens during demolition and site preparation?
“Demolition and Site Preparation” is an important stage in construction, and often the first real activity you see on your building site.
In this episode, we talk about the next stage of construction. This is the Demolition and Site Preparation stage. This is where you’ll be getting your site and home ready for the new construction to commence.
You may be building new or renovating, and so this stage can involve full or partial demolition. Duayne and I talk about the specific activities in this stage, and what to expect from your builder in their communication and planning.
Full demolition can be done very quickly in most cases, and will often be outsourced to a separate contractor by your builder.
Partial demolition can take longer and be far more labour-intensive (and higher in cost as a result). However, if your home needs to have selective areas demolished in order to retain specific parts of it, and ready it for the future construction work, then this can be careful, time-consuming work.
Site preparation can include earthworks and construction work to prepare your site and project for the next stage.
There’s a lot to consider at this point, so that your project is set up to run smoothly, and you deal with unsafe materials such as asbestos.
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