Like all demolition jobs, the price to remove a garage depends on a number of factors:
Where your garage is located on your property plays a big role in pricing. The closer your garage is to other structures or landscaping obstacles, the more difficult it will be to remove, and therefore, more expensive.
Most importantly, if the garage is anchored to a concrete slab, it will be more expensive to have removed. Also, if the garage is wired for electricity, the wiring will have to be disconnected, perhaps removed—all of which will be reflected in the price.
Overall, garage removal costs can vary a great deal, from $200 to $2,000, depending on its size, whether or not it is anchored, wired, or in good condition. Generally speaking, the worse condition the garage is in, the less it will cost to remove it.
Do I need approval to demolish my garage?
In most cases you shouldn’t need approval but it’s always a good idea to contact your Neighbourhood Service Centre or local council beforehand to find out whether your proposed project is allowed, whether you’ll need to lodge a development application, what fees you’ll need to pay, and whether the plans, codes and policies in your area would affect your proposed development.
Who should I hire to handle my garage demolition?
It is always best to hire an experienced company to handle your demolition as they have a wealth of knowledge and expertise in this area and they will also know of any approval or permits you may need. They will know the correct safety precautions to take and the most efficient way in which to handle any issues that may arise, plus it will take some of the stress away from you knowing that the demolition is in good hands.
Can I do the garage removal myself?
If you have a small detached garage and you're up for the challenge, you more likely than not could perform the removal yourself. The question is: Should you do it yourself? And the answer is more often than not: no.
Tearing down any structure is more challenging than meets the eye, and doing it improperly could lead to serious injury, plus it could end up being less cost efficient than you think once you have purchased all of the necessary equipment needed.
Here at DIG IT CIVIL, we have a highly skilled, experienced team who can help with your demolition project, no matter how big or small. Please contact us for more information or to speak to one of our friendly team.