Return to Katoomba RSL

Earlier this year Home Demolitions was contracted to demolish the Katoomba RSL.

Unfortunately the circumstances surrounding the demolition of this community icon were far from desirable as the building had sustained significant structural damage due to a fire. The fire started in the building’s roof but was put out by the local fire brigade before it could spread to any neighbouring buildings.

 Emergency works at the fire ravaged Katoomba RSL. 

Emergency works at the fire ravaged Katoomba RSL. 

With repair not an option and dangerous asbestos exposed from the fire damage, the Home Demolitions crew were brought in to perform emergency demolitions. The demolition and following rubble disposal was one of the bigger jobs we have undertaken, requiring the use of three of our larger excavators. 

Close to a year later and the owners of the RSL were so impressed with our performance on the job that they called us back to demolish an old house that shares the block with the now demolished Katoomba RSL.

 We tried our best to salvage as much of the RSL's memoribilia as we could.  

We tried our best to salvage as much of the RSL's memoribilia as we could.  

Although the cottage wasn't damaged in the fire, it was due for demolition for another reason: the owners we eager to free up more land so the new Katoomba RSL can be bigger and better than ever.

The small brick cottage was a fairly straight forward job, only requiring one of our excavators.

 The half demolished brick cottage at the old Katoomba RSL site. 

The half demolished brick cottage at the old Katoomba RSL site. 

It was a real treat to be able to return to the former Katoomba RSL site to ‘finish the job’ so to speak, demolishing the old house and usher in the construction of the new RSL building. 

The whole crew here at Home Demolitions looks forward to visiting the new Katoomba RSL once it is completed and grabbing a well deserved drink!

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Check out some snaps of the demolition below: 

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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.