When it comes to demolishing a house, one of the biggest questions homeowners have is whether it’s easier to take down a timber or a brick house. At Purpose Fill, we’re here to clear up any confusion and give you the lowdown on the pros and cons of each option.
First off, let’s talk about the ease of demolition. Generally, timber houses are easier to demolish than brick houses. The reason for this is that timber is typically lighter than brick, making it easier to take down and remove from the site. Timber materials can even be demolished manually with small tools, whereas brick often requires heavy machinery to take down.
Additionally, many parts of a timber house can be disassembled in sections, which shortens the demolition time. Brick structures, on the other hand, often break apart in pieces, taking longer to take down completely.
Another consideration is salvageability.
Because timber houses can be taken down largely intact or in large pieces, they’re often easier to salvage and recycle. Brick can also be recycled, but it often requires more time to collect and process the materials.
Now, let’s talk about the cost.
Demolishing a timber house is generally cheaper than demolishing a brick house. This is because brick houses often require more time, tools, and labor to take down. Brick is more labor-intensive and requires more resources to demolish, which increases the total cost of the project.
However, it’s worth noting that every property is different, and the cost and difficulty of demolition will depend on several factors. Demolishing a timber house with asbestos, for example, could end up costing more than demolishing a small brick house because of the added costs of asbestos removal and disposal.
At Purpose Fill, we understand that every demolition project is unique and that’s why we offer free consultation to help you make the best decision for your property.
We’re experienced in demolishing all types of houses, whether it’s made of brick, timber, concrete or any other material. We’ll work with you to understand your specific needs and provide you with an accurate estimate of the cost.
So, if you’re thinking of demolishing your Waikato home and want to know more about the process, give us a call or drop us a line. We’re here to help you revolutionize your home and make it the space you’ve always dreamed of. Cheers!
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