The first thing that comes to mind when there is a problem with the structural integrity of your premises is to have it repaired and renovated. Unfortunately, your office in Melbourne may be too bad for renovation. In such a case, it has to be brought down for the sake of your safety. Here are some signs that your office needs to be demolished.
The foundation is faulty, or there are other structural problems that cannot be repaired
One of the biggest signs is a foundation that is buckling, or there are cracks in the foundation. Moreover, if the structural pillars start to cave in, there is a high likelihood that house will not stand the test of time. Other structural problems include extensive moisture and mould damage from the ground going up.
Failure to follow the local authority’s building regulations
In Melbourne and other cities in Australia, there are building regulations that are put in place. If at any time that it is realised that the building was not constructed according to regulation, especially concerning the safety of the occupants, the authorities can order the building to be brought down. To avoid this, always check with the local authorities on regulations before you start to build.
The office requires so many renovations that cost less like a new building
The budget plays a huge role in your building decisions. If you have very extensive renovations that cost a little less than putting up a new office, you are in a better position building a new office. Building a new house with a new the specifications you want is much easier than renovating an old building.
No space for additions
If you want to expand the office but the design of the house cannot allow you to add more floors or new additions on the side, it only helps to demolish the building and build another one instead. Consult the local authority for restrictions placed on buildings in the area and have your plan approved.
The building is too old
Your office may be located in a very old building. The building may be structurally sound but may be looking too old for your brand. It may also be costing the company so much for its maintenance. If the location is good, it makes sense to demolish the building and set a new building for your office.
If you are facing any of the about situations, consider demolishing the existing structure and coming up with the right building for your office.