If you've decided that it's time to hire a company for any type of demolition project on your property, you may have a hard time figuring out how much money you plan to spend on this project. By knowing the factors that may influence the total cost of the demolition project, you can get a general idea on how much money you're going to spend. It can also prove helpful if you plan to negotiate with the contractors. If you don't need anything more than a basic demolition job for your house, you may bring up one or more of the following topics to negotiate a better price. Read more below. 

Amount of Rubbish

Demolition projects generally involve the use of bulldozers crashing down your structure and then placing the rubbish into skip bins. The more skips needed to completely rid the premises of waste, the higher the cost of the project. It makes sense; the demolition company will have to pay more for skip bin hire, transportation, labour costs, etc. If you really want to save more money, you could rent a garbage truck to take away all the rubbish directly to a landfill site.

Risk of Asbestos Exposure

If you know of any asbestos residue on the property, you have to inform the demolition company beforehand. By not doing so, not only do you endanger yourself and the workers, but you can also be liable for any injuries that the workers will experience as a result of asbestos exposure. In addition to that, the demolition cost will be higher if there's asbestos on your property. This is because the workers will need extra care to properly demolish the house without letting the asbestos fibres become airborne.


The sooner you want the demolition project done, the more contractors and equipment the company will have to send out. As a result, you'll have to pay for all the extra contractors and equipment, which could greatly affect your budget. You also have to take into account weekends and national holidays; as you may have to pay more if you want work done during those days.

Partial Demolition

You may think that you could pay less if you just demolish a conservatory, a home extension, or a garage. However, that's actually not true. It's generally the same price as a full house demolition because the contractors will have to be even more careful not to affect the remaining structure during the demolition. As a result, they will work slower and require more hours to complete the project; all of which leads to a higher bill.