HOW TO GET YOUR NEIGHBOURS ON YOUR SIDE WHEN YOU DECIDE TO DEMOLISH YOUR HOUSE ?

Most people are fine with construction works in and around their neighbourhoods. However, most people like to know the who, the why, the what and the when of what's going on next door. Commonly, people will like to know the estimated start and end date of the demolition process. • The number of working hours per day. • Site start and finish times • Let them know if and when large machinery and vehicles are expected. • Is asbestos to be removed from the property. The staff at Home Demolitions are familiar with all of the usual concerns and queries from neighbours and are glad to take the time replying to emails or taking calls from any member of your community.  

One way to do this is by posting letter explaining your intentions of demolishing your house  and outline the time frame and basics of the demolition process.

Include information on the letter such as:

• The estimated start and end time of the demolition process.

• The number of working hours per day.

• The days the contractors will be on site.

• Let them know if and when large machinery and vehicles are expected.

• Include contact details for your neighbours to get in touch with you and the contractor if they require more information.

People are more tolerant to the noise if they know when to expect it. With advanced warning your neighbours may feel less irritated with all the dust, noise and traffic of the demolition process.

WHEN YOUR NEIGHBOURS HAVE QUESTIONS THAT THEY WANT ANSWERED

Site Safety

If demolition s set over the school holidays and your neighbours are worried about their children sneaking on to the premises and causing havoc ensure them that your contractor uses fencing. This should just reassure your neighbours and give them a peace of mind knowing that the site is safe.

Asbestos

You’re neighbours maybe concerned about asbestos. Even if you're unsure about the asbestos lurking within your home, your demolition company may more than likely find some during the stripping and demolition process. 

It's important to just let your neighbours know that the demolition company you’ve hired is licensed to safety remove and dispose of any asbestos that they find. 

Damage

Your Neighbours may have concerns around possible boundary damages. For example, they may worry that you're shared fencing is vulnerable to damage or if you have trees close to the fence line that need to be removed .

It’s best to ask your demolition specialist what may happen to the fence if the trees need to be removed. However, it's best to let your neighbours know that you will cover repair or replacement costs.

Dust & Noise

Dust & noise can be very irritating for your neighbours. However, let them know well in advance that your demolition specialists will have control measures in place to reduce both the dust and noise.






Shane Florio

Home Demolitions, 49-51 Queens Road, Five Dock, NSW, 2046