The most memorable demolition jobs from 2017.

It's hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner!

That's right, Christmas 2017 is less than a week away which means soon the new year will be upon us. Although no one knows for sure what the future holds, the Home Demolitions crew are pretty confident that 2018 will bring with it plenty more houses to demolish!

 Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

With that in mind we thought we would indulge in some nostalgia by taking a look back at some of the more memorable demolition jobs we performed this year: 

5. Demolition with a view

Coming in at number five is this house in Dover Heights. Even with a steep gradient to contend with and torrential rain we were able to knock this job out quickly. In just a couple of days the site was a blank slate and ready for the builder to get to work on.

 This Demolition job at Dover Heights came with a stunning veiw of the Sydney skyline. 

This Demolition job at Dover Heights came with a stunning veiw of the Sydney skyline. 

Why it made the list: Sure, there may not have been anything particularly unique or stand-out about the demolition job itself, but that stunning view of the Sydney CBD is one we soon won't forget!

4. Surprise in store

This asbestos cladded fibro home was covered in a brick facade. This particular brick facade job was so convincing that it wasn't until we started removing asbestos panels in the laundry toward the back of the dwelling that we were able to determine that the dwelling wasn't made out of brick at all, it was an asbestos cladded fibro house with a brick facade!

Asbesbtos fibro house with brick Facade

Why it made the list: It's not often that a brick facade job is this convincing! 

3. Penrith's taste of the wild west

Hidden in the backyard of a normal-looking brick home in suburban Penrith stood this orange monstrosity. Constructed of wood covered in sand and painted, this bizarre structure looked like it belonged in some sort of theme park. 

 When Will Smith sung about the Wiki-Wiki-Wild-West, we can only assume this was what he was talking about. 

When Will Smith sung about the Wiki-Wiki-Wild-West, we can only assume this was what he was talking about. 

Why it made the list: Although we have certainly seen our fare share of sheds, shelters and other small structures in the backyards of houses we demolish, we have never seen anything quite like this!

2. Cubby house demolition

This cubby demolition proves that no job is ever too small for Home Demolitions. Plus it was a great excuse to get the youngest member of our team to work!

 The youngest member of the Home Demolitions team hard at work!

The youngest member of the Home Demolitions team hard at work!

Why it made the list:  not only was our tiny excavator operator more than up to the task, he was incredibly photogenic too!

1. Katoomba RSL

At the beginning of the year Home Demolitions was brought in to provide emergency demolition and asbestos remediation works at the fire ravaged Katoomba RSL. The job was big and fairly involved, requiring all three of our excavators and excvator operators.  

Katoomba RSL

Why it made the list: The Katoomba RSL club really was the heart of the community and although we are sad to see it damaged by fire and demolished, we feel honoured that we could be involved in clearing the way for what comes next. 

From all of us here at home demolitions we just want to wish you a very merry Christmas and a happy and safe new year.  

To everyone who engaged our services this year, recommended us to a friend or even just read our blog we would like to say a huge thank you!

We love what we do and are excited to perform more top-notch demolitions in the new year!

Christof

Home Demolitions, Ryde, NSW, 2112

Christof is Home Demolitions resident media guru and content writer. His days are spent blogging about demolitions, brainstorming new ways to educate the public about the demolition process and photoshopping excavators into famous movie posters.