The Demolish & Build Process (Perth)
The demolition process might seem a little daunting at first, but we help make it simple by providing all the guidance you need.
Here's what to expect once you've decided to embark on your own exciting demolish and build journey or you can download our Demolish & Build Process Guide here.
1. START YOUR DEMOLISH & BUILD
Love your location and lifestyle, but want to replace your old home with a brand new Webb & Brown-Neaves? Let the demolish and build journey begin!
2. FINANCE PRE-APPROVAL
If you're financing your demolition and build, our finance partners at Resolve Finance recommend getting finance pre-approval early which can assist you when you set your budget.
TIP: When planning your budget, remember the total cost of a demolish and build (Perth) includes any rental arrangements needed, on top of the demolition, site works and home construction.
3. SITE ASSESSMENT
Here you’ll join your WB Building & Design Consultant for a visit to your site. We’ll help you overcome any potential challenges (anything from obstructing power poles to council timeframes), as well as identify the relevant design considerations for your site.
4. HOME DESIGN
Your experienced WB Building & Design Consultant will sit down with you and listen, absorbing everything there is to know about your lifestyle, vision and what you're trying to achieve in your new home, then provide a detailed brief to our in-house designers.
Now that we have a thorough understanding of your project’s scope, including what new home design you want to build, we can organise a quote for your demolition through our demolition partners. We’ll also prepare the documentation you'll need at this point.
TIP: We’ll help you compile a list of anything you want to keep, remove or recycle (like trees, shrubs, pools, sheds, doors + windows) and identify them in your contract so everything is carried out to perfection.
6. DEMOLITION LICENCE, SERVICE DISCONNECTIONS AND CONTRACTS
Once you have accepted the demolition quote, and authorised your new home build, we’ll help you complete all the relevant documentation that is required in order for our contractor to obtain a demolition licence from your local council – these documents are legally required to demolish a home. Approval usually takes between eight and 10 weeks (depending on the local council). Throughout this time we will also be helping you through your pre-start which is where you choose all the fixture and fittings for your new home - a very exciting time.
TIME SAVING TIP: Webb & Brown-Neaves will liaise with our demolition partners on your behalf, advising on timings to ensure everything is on track.
7. VACATING THE HOME
Say goodbye to your old house. Now’s the time to call on that favour your friend owes you (or organise a removalist) to help you move all your personal belongings and furniture to your temporary residence. Be sure to contact your service providers (Synergy & Atco Gas) to request final meter readings and close your accounts. We will advise you when this is required.
TIP: To avoid any demolition mishaps, be sure to clearly mark anything you want to retain on the block with visible tape before you leave.
8. PEST CONTROL
The home will be locked up, with rooms and the ceiling space baited to exterminate any pests. Once finished, we’ll help coordinate your local government authority to complete the house inspection.
9. DISCONNECTING SERVICES (PART II)
Our demolition partners will return all water pipes and telephone services back to their entry points, while a licenced plumber ‘cuts and seals’ the existing sewer line (disconnection notices are sent to council). Disconnection notices will also be sent to Synergy / Atco gas to request meter removals.
Run on a septic tank system? Our demolition partners will have them pumped, removed and back filled, then notify your council for you.
10. DEMOLITION LICENCE
Our demolition partners will lodge your completed demolition licence form, together with your service disconnection notices and pest control report. The timeframe on this part of your Demolish + Build journey will depend on the shire timeframes as well as your service provider for disconnections.
11. DEMOLITION STAGE I
Once your demolition permit is issued and all services such as power and gas meters have been removed, it’s green light to go! Our demolition partners will first remove any salvageable items and correctly dispose of any hazardous items, such as asbestos.
12. DEMOLITION STAGE II
Time to call in the heavy machinery and clear out the site. Trees, roots and vegetation will all be removed from the building envelope, while fence line trees are sawn at ground level and stump grinded (post demolition).
DID YOU KNOW? The building envelope encompasses the old slab area + a 3-metre perimeter around the new slab.
13. CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR NEW HOME AWAITS
Congratulations! With your site cleared, we’re now ready to bring your new home vision to life. As your home takes shape, you will hear from us regularly to keep you updated on how things are progressing and to answer any questions you may have. You can read more detail about the Webb & Brown-Neaves building process here.
Throughout the demolition, and while your new home is being built, you are required to make progress payments to us when they’re due. If you're working through a broker, they will ensure that these payments are made on time to avoid any delays during the construction process. As with most building loans, your payments will be interest only during the construction phase, before converting to principal and interest payments when your home is completed.
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