You might have high expectations from your home reconstruction projects and
those plans necessitate a fresh start where the first step is to demolish the
interior. Whether you want to touch up your kitchen or redesign your entire
property, interior house demolition provides an opportunity to create the home
of your dreams.
House demolition could be a huge venture or a simple task based on your
imagination and needs.
The following are some of the most common interior demolition projects:
- Removing drawers and shelves
- Removing non-load-bearing structures
- Floor removal
- Appliance(s) removal
While some interior demolition tasks are easier than others, and you can perform
them with several devices and an appropriate mindset, others necessitate a high
degree of skill and prior experience and, therefore, be left to a professional demolition company in Melbourne.
However, house demolition is relatively simple; it still becomes daunting for
beginners. Fear not if the idea of tearing down a house makes you terrified.
Our interior house demolition guide covers all you need to know, from licenses to
deconstruction costs and how to decide if you should do it yourself or hire a
Option 1- Hire a Professional Demolition Contractor:
Hiring professional demolition contractors to do your interior house demolition
seems the best option. With so much involved in the demolition process, it’s
almost hard to predict what you might find after removing the cabinets or
knocking down the wall.
Examine company portfolios, read certified customer feedback, and get contact
details of agencies that you’d want to obtain a quote.
Option 2- DIY:
Whether you wish to modify a single room or completely demolish your property,
interior demolition isn’t always as effortless as smashing a wall with a hammer.
Interior demolition requires knowledge and skill to remove different interior
items without causing harm to the ceilings, floors, framework, devices, etc.
- Remove the old dresser from the bathroom.
- Remove kitchen shelves
- Remove a non-load-bearing wall that has no electrical or plumbing connections.
You can perform all these tasks with a few basic types of equipment such as ever
bars, nail hammers, pliers, or a rotary blade.
- Removing any devices connected to electricity or plumbing unless you have
- prior knowledge.
- Removing anything in the presence of asbestos.
- Eliminating a load-bearing-wall.
- Removing a non-load bearing wall if you are doubtful about drainage and power facilities in your home.
Do You Need an Interior Demolition Permit?
Like exterior demolition, most localities require a license for interior destruction.
You can acquire the permits from your local Buildings Department and are just a
way of stating that you will:
- Turn off all appliances.
- Ensure there is no running water into the house and that neighbours are aware of the planned destruction.
If you hire a contractor to handle your demolition, they’ll likely obtain the
required permits for you, but don’t take their word for it and always check with
Tip: It’s always a good idea to post your permit on your front door after you get it.
Any passing neighbours will be aware that you are lawfully performing the
Note: you’ll most likely need separate permission to remove any asbestos present
in your home.
What is The Cost of Interior Demolition?
The scale and complexity of the task will influence the overall cost of interior
house demolition. However, we can estimate how much similar projects will cost
by looking at what clients have paid in the past for the demolition services.
A household interior demolition project can cost anywhere between $2,000 and
$4,000. You’ll only have to pay for the tools and a container for cleanup if you
How Can You Manage and Clear the Waste?
There will be a lot of mess after you complete the demolition process. The easiest
way to get rid of it is to rent a dumpster. Roll-off dumpster rentals are the secret
weapon for clearing the debris. They also serve as a catchall for other items
you’ve wanted to get rid of for years.
These containers come in sizes ranging from 10 to 40 yards, making it easy to
choose the right one for your project.
Tip: Rent a dumpster before beginning your project. It will be easier to keep dirt,
dust, and grime out of your workspace (and the rest of your home).
Choose the Best Demolition Method for Your Needs:
There are several ways to demolish a house, so the first thing on your to-do list is
to figure out which method is ideal for you.
1. Mechanical Demolition:
The process of tearing down a house with hydraulic excavators and other heavy
equipment is the most typical type of demolition. After that, the debris is carried
away by trucks or dumpsters.
Mechanical demolition is the least expensive and most convenient option,
costing, on average, $4,000 and $14,000.
Deconstruction, commonly known as “demolition by hand,” is carefully removing
and dismantling a house one by one to secure as many resources as possible.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, deconstruction activities can
recover or reuse more than 70% of building components such as hardwood,
beams, gates, frames, etc. The interior demolition experts can also extract and
recycle the doors, light fittings, basins, bathtubs, copper tubing, glass panels, etc.
Since there is an increased amount of labour involved in the deconstruction
process, you might have to pay 2 to 3 times more than you would in the case of
3. Combination of Deconstruction and Demolition:
Combining deconstruction and demolition is the most widely recommended
demolition process. This method includes going through the house and recovering
a percentage of the reusable materials before dismantling them.
After collecting all salvageable and reusable materials, you can demolish the
remaining structure and transport the debris away.
This method is an excellent option for individuals who desire an effective, cost-effective, and ecologically friendly demolition process.
We at MERHI GROUP have skilled and qualified demolition professionals who can
assist you with every step of your project to ensure it works smoothly. Call us for
a free quote or to discuss your requirements.