Are you demolishing your home? What You Should Know?

Properties built several years ago may have several structural flaws or not have adequate space for a growing family. In such instances, dismantling the present house and constructing a new, larger one is wise. It is crucial to note, however, that there are two sorts of demolitions: total and partial. The former refers to demolishing the entire structure in order to build a new one, whilst the latter includes demolishing certain elements while retaining others in order to make way for remodelling. Destruction is prevalent in Tier 1 and Tier 2 cities, particularly in older neighbourhoods. To prevent blunders, here’s a step-by-step guide to dismantling a house.

What permissions are necessary for home demolition?

Before commencing the procedure, one must get licences from various local authorities and neighbours, since the destruction will have an influence on them as well. “The process must begin after conducting due diligence with the local governing authorities and obtaining a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from public utility departments such as electricity, water and sanitation, entertainment, and fire,” says Bhuvan Ashish, Sustainable Design Expert at IdeinLab Architects.

“If your residence is positioned close to a major road, you will have to acquire clearance from traffic department. They’ll then construct barriers around the house. Also, you will need your neighbor’s consent if you are creating a basement that might affect their home, according to Manish Gupta, General Manager – BIM Architecture, Intec Infra Technologies Pvt Ltd.

Additionally, if you intend to build a new home on an undeveloped property, you must submit building plans to the authorities. Moreover, if you had earlier approval for two levels and now wish to build an extra floor after demolition, you will need authorization for this as well. Yet, demolition and building regulations differ from city to city. Stilt parking, for example, is now required in Delhi. Thus, if you’re demolishing an old home that didn’t have stilt parking, you’ll have to build it in the new one.

Because home demolition is a time-consuming procedure, experts recommend that it be performed by specialists rather than amateurs. “Consulting a structural engineer is essential,” Gupta adds. Furthermore, he recommends that demolition be avoided during the rainy season.

What procedures are used to destroy a house?

There are two methods for dismantling a house, according to Mukhtar Ahmed, Owner, Modern Building Dismantlers, Bangalore. One option is ‘Simple Manual Destruction,’ which is appropriate for smaller structures and includes mechanically tearing down the structure.

The other option is new and named ‘deconstruction’ or ‘green demolition’. It entails a thorough procedure in which the structure is gradually dismantled and as much material as possible is salvaged for reuse. 

How much does it cost to demolish a house and rebuild it?

The cost of demolishing a house varies, and no specific price can be given. The total cost of demolition and construction would be determined by a number of variables. Among them are:

  • The size of the property
  • Materials utilised in the house’s construction.
  • Whether or whether there are any potentially hazardous features of the demolition
  • No matter if you decide to take out the foundation
  • Material disposal fees in your location
  • Fees charged by the hired demolition crew.

It is best to contact a contractor and organise a site inspection to get the actual demolition and construction costs in your location. 

Some Useful Hints

If you are considering a home improvement project, the following advice may be useful:

  • Choose who will be in charge of the demolition. In other words, make contact with contractors or construction firms who have a solid reputation for managing home demolition and remodelling.
  • Make sure you know how much they will charge for the same. In recent years, contractors have also requested a section of the house.
  • post-remodelling. In this situation, be certain that you are willing to give up a floor of your home.
  • To manage garbage such as concrete and bricks, plan for a large rubbish container or a truck so that your neighbours are not inconvenienced by the waste accumulating in the area.

Disclaimer: The views expressed above are for informational purposes only based on industry reports and related news stories. PropertyPistol does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of the information and shall not be held responsible for any action taken based on the published information.


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  1. I like how you mentioned selecting the demolition supervisor. In other words, get in touch with contractors or construction companies who are well-known for handling house remodeling and demolition. The house where my brothers and I were raised was ultimately determined to be torn down. More than everything, we cherished that home, but we understand that it is now dangerous for anyone who lives there since the foundations are no longer sound. In light of this, I’ll make it a point to locate a skilled business that provides home demolition services.

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