A Simple Guide to Demolishing a House in The UK

A Simple Guide to Demolishing a House in The UK

Fairtech Contracting Ltd is an architects in Warrington that has been helping homeowners, property developers and property investors design, build and demolish properties for a number of years now.

Building a house can be a daunting task, with several hoops to jump through such as planning permission before you can legally construct your new home.

However, demolishing a building is also by no means an easy task. To help you navigate the demolition process, we have put together this useful blog/guide.

Do you Need to Obtain Planning Permission to Demolish a House?

Typically, planning permission is not required for the demolition of a house. The reason for this being, it is usually classified as Permitted Development.

Although you do not typically require planning permission if the building is a listed building or a heritage site you will need to at least consult with the planning authority.

How Much Does Demolition Usually Cost?

The cost of demolishing a house can range but for a rough estimate, you can expect to pay around £6,000-£8,000 for a small house of around 80-120m2 detached property and up to around 12,000-15,000 for a bigger property of 200-250m2.

If your property has materials of value within it, you may be able to mitigate the costs with the understanding that the demolition firm can keep the valuable materials and components.

Existing Utilities Can Mitigate Costs

Also, existing connections to electricity, water and other utilities can often be reused, so it is important to ensure that the demolition team working on your property’s demolition do not damage these connections.

Speak to your architects in Warrington about how you can reuse utilities within your new building.

How Long Does It Usually Take to Demolish a Property?

The time taken when demolishing a property will entirely depend on the size of the property and how complex the building is.

Factors such as the building having adjoining buildings or the removal of asbestos will factor into the demolition time.

However, demolishing a building should usually take between 4 and 8 days.

Speak to your architects in Warrington about what you need to consider when planning the demolition of a building.

What If your Property is Not Detached? 

If your property is not detached, then you need to properly consider your neighbours before demolishing.

When you undertake demolition work, you have a legal requirement to support the remaining portions of the building.

Before you agree to demolition work, speak to your architects in Warrington about what you need to consider with a non-detached house.

Get in touch with your Architects in Warrington Today

For further advice regarding the demolition of properties, speak to your architects in Warrington– Fairtech Contracting Ltd today.

As well as offering advice regarding demolition, we can help you with architectural design, civil engineering design, site work, extension plans and much more.

Get in touch today to request a free no obligation quote for our services.