Frequently Asked Questions

1Why should I Demolish and Build?
It’s often more financially beneficial than buying elsewhere and less complicated than a costly renovation which still leaves you with an old house. Your new home features the latest design and trends for your lifestyle, plus you maximize your block increasing overall value

Western Australia has experienced significant increases in land prices over the last decade, and as a result, many older properties now have impressive land value. More homeowners are now choosing to demolish their existing dwelling and build a new home. This allows you to preserve the equity in your land, and avoid paying stamp duty and associated selling fee.
2How much does a demolition cost in Perth?
A standard demolition is about $18,000. When comparing quotes, make sure you assess the details carefully to confirm the service inclusions are thorough. Items that could be included in the quote include vegetation and roots, swimming pools, removal of asbestos, sheds and other additional buildings, septic tanks, soak wells and council crossovers. Trendsetter would be happy to review all quotes and give you a recommendation for piece of mind.
3Why should I choose Trendsetter for my demolish and build?
We understand this process, established since 1997, our experience in dealing with local councils ensures a smooth process for your applications. Every year we help Perth families to enjoy living in the place they love while building a modern home to suit their lifestyle. Talk to us today about our systems and procedures that guarantee you a great building experience. We challenge you to find a builder that can match us. We stand by our Mission Statement, Peace of mind through Honesty Transparency & Understanding
4Can I organize the demolition contractor myself to save money?
Yes, we prefer to offer our clients the opportunity to go direct to a demolition contractor, as this can save costs. We are also happy to assist and manage things for you. It’s all about what suits you and what service you are looking for. Our main focus is to guide you through the process and make this a stress free experience for you.
5What should I expect from a demolition contractor?
An professional contractor should offer a complete demolition service including:

  • Closure or removal of services to your site (sewer, water, gas, electricity.
  • Removal of asbestos if applicable.
  • Removal of all debris and clearing your block.
  • Raking cleared block minimum off 600mm depth.
6Do I need to contact utility services myself to disconnect before demolition?
Yes, you will need to contact your gas, electricity and water providers to arrange disconnection, and to have final meter readings after you move out and before demolition. Remember to contact your internet and phone service providers too, as cables may be affected.
7Can I retain some parts of my home or items on my property?
Yes, you can, but this must be discussed with the demolition contractor prior, as his quote will give him salvage rights to your home. We recommend you salvage any items you wish to keep, or mark any items clearly that you want to retain.
8Will temporary fencing be required?
This is only necessary if any existing fences are removed, or if a pool is being retained and needs to be made safe. Your contractor can advise you further.
9Will I need new fences?
This will depend on your block and the condition of the fences. If your existing fences are less than 1.8m high they will need to be replaced or made good to comply. We recommend you be familiar with your council’s dividing fences regulations and laws, so you can avoid any unpleasant relationships with your neighbors.
10Will I need a permit to demolish my home?
Yes, every council is different, but Trendsetter will assess the requirements for your existing property and work with you and assist you with any paperwork required. They are happy to manage, the permit application process for you, with the demolition contractor if required.
11If I am living in the home when should I move out?
It is a general rule that you should allow 8 weeks for this process after the home is vacated, with finalizing all documentation with your Demolition Contractor to get all approvals in place.
12If I have someone renting the home how much notice should I give?
This is subject to the rental agreement you have in place, but as a good rule, 8 weeks’ notice is very fair. 8 weeks after the home is vacated will work well for the Demolition contractor to get on site subject to all approvals are in place.
13Steps to Demolition.
  1. A contract is awarded to the demolition contractor.
  2. Relocate from your old home to new premises.
  3. You will arrange all services to be disconnected not the contractor.
  4. Contractor undertakes pest control on empty home.
  5. Contractor cuts sewer and returns water & phone lines to original points.
  6. Contractor lodges application for demolition permit.
  7. Permit issued and demolition begins.
  8. Check site condition and services after demolition before making final payment .
  9. Your new home is ready to start.

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