Residential Demolition Requirements

Merhi Group will apply on your behalf to the applicable council for a Consent to Demolish (Section 29A) and is included in our quoted price. Council response can take from 15 to 20 business days.

(if the house is within a special overlay such as a heritage or significant landscape overlay a planning permit may be required)

Tree removal permits may need to be obtained from your council. Rules vary from council to council, depending on the size and type of tree and whether your property has a heritage or landscape overlay. It is best to contact your local council to establish whether a tree permit is required.

An asset protection permit is required prior to the start of demolition.

It is required to protect roads, drains, nature strips, kerbs & footpaths during demolition and building works. You will also be required to pay an “Asset Protection Bond” which the council will hold for the duration of your demolition/building project. This will be refunded once completed and there is no damage to the footpath, crossover and road.

We recommend taking photos of the existing footpath, kerbs and roadway prior to demolition.

Once we have received the consent from council to demolish, we will apply for the demolition permit from our Building Surveyor. If there are any garages or buildings on neighbour’s boundaries the building surveyor might ask that we obtain Protection Works. This will involve having neighbours consent for the demolition.

Once the property is vacant you can apply for the abolishment’s of services.

(This takes 20 business days from the date of your booking)

For electricity abolishment you will require your- 11-digit NMI, or National Meter Identifier. It is a unique number for your home or business. You’ll find the NMI on the electricity bill for that property. The NMI may be on the front of the first or second page of your bill.

You will also require.

For Gas abolishment you will Meter Identification Reference Number (MIRN).

Your MIRN can be found on your gas bill and can also be found on your gas meter.

Alternatively, Merhi Group can organise this on your behalf as part of our service. This would involve you signing a letter of authority for us to organise on your behalf.
The water supply is to stay connected.Water is required for the demolition process to assist with dust suppression.

Some Builders require capping of the sewer line. This is not included in our quotation. If required, Merhi Group can organise this on your behalf and add to the quoted price of demolition.

It is recommended that owners notify neighbours as a courtesy prior to demolition works commencing so they can be prepared for the noise and dust.

It is also a good idea to take photos of the boundary fences and trees on boundaries prior to demolition.

Victorian Building regulations and Councils require that temporary safety fencing is erected around any demolition site prior to the demolition commencing and for the duration of the demolition. Temporary fencing must be 1.8 metres high. It is the owners responsibility.

Alternatively, Merhi Group can recommend a supplier or can organise at your cost.

If your demolition requires asbestos removal this will be provided in your quotation. Merhi Group notify Worksafe Victoria of the removal and we employ a licenced Asbestos removalist who will remove it. It is then transported in an EPA registered vehicle to an EPA licensed landfill.

Merhi Group then hire an Independent Asbestos Hygienist who will inspect the property to clear it for demolition. A Clearance Certificate will then be issued.

We will remove the asbestos from the property before demolition commences.

Merhi Group comply with:

OHS Act 2004, OHS Regulations 2017
Demolition can take anywhere from 3 to 5 days depending on the property and weather conditions. Once your demolition is completed our Building Surveyor will issue a Certificate of Final Inspection.

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