What You Need to Know About Commercial Demolition

Commercial demolitions involve a lot of preparation and work. When they aren’t done properly, it’s an even bigger problem for everyone involved. That’s why we’re here to help you. Luckily, you don’t have to be alone through the demolition.

You have to warn your neighbours about the coming demolition. You also have to file the necessary paperwork with your city council. In our guide, you can read everything you need to know about commercial demolition.

All of the Paperwork

Filing the right paperwork with your city council will be one of the most time consuming parts of this project. If your building is close to other homes and neighbours, you have to file paperwork to make sure that no problems arise when you go through with the demolition.

You don’t want to have someone show up on the site to tell you that the demolition is paused because you didn’t go through the proper channels. Not only this, but you could find yourself having to pay a fine because of it.

That said, you might be wondering what kind of paperwork you’ll need to file to get the project underway.

You have to provide your city council with a proposal before anything else. Your proposal will describe your project and intentions to the city council. You’re more likely to be denied if you plan on working on a historical or heritage building, so be sure to do your research beforehand if this is a possibility.

All About Your Neighbours

Your neighbours can cause quite a fuss if you don’t warn them about your demolition in advance. They can file complaints with the city for a number of reasons and subsequently causing the project to be halted.

You should warn your neighbour when you begin filing the paperwork. This will give them a significant amount of time to prepare or to leave the area if needed. You should also leave them a notice on their door or in their mailbox, to serve as a reminder, a few weeks before the demolition.


All About the Company

You must absolutely choose the right company for your demolition. After all, the right company determines how the entire process goes. If you get the wrong people to do the job, you won’t be completely satisfied with the demolition.

To know if you’ve chosen the right people, you should look at the company’s portfolio. If you see that they have a significant amount of experience, they’re probably a safe bet. That said, you should also check the reviews of their company. If the demolition business has mostly good reviews, you’re good to go!

You should also try to find a demolition company that specialises in the demolition style you want. If you’re going to go with a wrecking ball, get a company that knows how to do it properly.


Do you have a demolition coming up? Do you own a commercial building? Are you wondering how you should go about the process? We’re here to help you out.

Going through a commercial demolition is a struggle to say the least, but you can definitely get through it. While there’s a lot of red tape to go through, you have to follow the proper steps to ensure that your commercial demolition goes as smoothly as possible.

In short, you should warn your neighbours about the demolition, find the right company, and file all of the right paperwork.  Contact Melbourne District Demolition today to get started on your demolition project.