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Understanding the Key Steps in The Demolition Process

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A demolition project brings plenty of risks, as a variety of dangerous equipment and machinery will be present on the worksite as well as materials collapsing at one point or another in a safe and contained way. This makes it imperative that strict procedures are put in place and precisely followed to ensure that everyone remains safe at all times. A well-planned and executed demolition process results in the work being conducted efficiently and effectively, helping to mitigate the risk of costly delays and dangerous accidents. No matter if it is for commercial, residential, or industrial purposes, understanding the key steps to follow is the best way to conduct a successful demolition project.

If you require the services of a demolition contractor with over 32 years’ experience in the industry, contact Gumdale Demolition today. Please give us a call on (07) 3809 4108 or get a free quote online.

The Key Steps of the Building Demolition Process

Initial Consultation

Any demolition project begins with the initial consultation, where the owner of the property in question meets with their chosen demolition contractor. It is at this meeting that the client communicates their requirements for the project, and the contractor sets out how they are going to achieve these goals. This consultation ensures that both the client and the contractor are on the same page as they proceed with the project.

Survey the Site

Before any work takes place, it is vital for the worksite to be properly surveyed, which includes both the building and the land it occupies. This is one of the most important parts of the demolition process as it is imperative for constructing an effective demolition plan. Surveying the site also allows contractors to make the site as safe as possible by identifying any hazards that may put the project or the workers at risk, whether that is asbestos or unstable construction.

Create a Demolition Plan

Once the site has been surveyed, the contractor possesses the necessary information to develop a building demolition process to achieve the project’s goals. As well as listing the procedures that will be used to demolish the building, the plan will also feature the necessary precautions to be taken to create a safe site for everyone involved. During the planning stages the contractors also apply for the required permits and approvals from the local council.

Disconnect Utilities

Before the demolition process gets fully underway, all utilities must be disconnected from the property. This includes gas, water, and electricity, along with any phone lines present on the site. Disconnecting these utilities reduces the risk of workers coming across live wires or burst pipes while operating equipment and prevents the neighbourhood from losing access to these utilities if an accident does occur. If any hazardous materials have been detected on the site, such as asbestos, they are also removed during this stage to create a safe working environment.

Conduct the Demolition

Once the right plans have been put in place and the utilities have been disconnected, work finally begins on the demolition itself. Everything in the building demolition process has led to this, ensuring the contractors can conduct the work with minimal disruptions. The planning stages will have determined which method of demolition is being used for the project, whether that is mechanical or explosive, and the work is conducted to the client’s satisfaction.


Any demolition project is guaranteed to produce large quantities of debris, and the final stage of the demolition process is to ensure that all this debris is responsibly disposed of. Reusable materials such as concrete and timber is recycled to ensure that nothing is wasted, resulting in an environmentally responsible worksite. All signs and equipment are also removed from the property during this stage to ensure that nothing hazardous remains on the site once work has concluded.

Contact Gumdale Demolition Today!

At Gumdale Demolition, we pride ourselves on being a leading Brisbane demolition service that conducts our business professionally and with the utmost respect for the environment. Our services include commercial, residential, and industrial projects, and we cover everything from interior strip-outs to asbestos removal. Get a free quote online or give us a call on (07) 3809 4108 to discuss your project.

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There’s a reason we continue to grow. Beyond our experience, Gumdale Demolition (QLD) Pty Ltd takes pride in going above and beyond to meet the needs of our customers.

  • Your approach to safety, both in the planning and execution stages were exceptional. You provided all the necessary risk assessments, plant certificates, inspections, procedures, etc in advance, and then you actually followed them and undertook the work in a very measured and safe manner. Your ability to demolish, sort, remove and clean up such a large site in such a short time is remarkable. I look forward to the day we work together again!

    David Bax – Thiess Services
  • Gumdale were professional in their approach to the task at hand, aware of the environment with which they were working, including both the physical location and community expectations, and they brought the project in under budget!

    Rod Melloy – DTMR, Queensland Government
  • Gumdale's well trained and experienced staff are a credit to the company. That, coupled with a very reasonable fee, ensures that we are very comfortable in recommending Gumdale Demolition (QLD) Pty Ltd!

    Tony Barr – JFP Urban Consultants

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