Following the removal of internal asbestos, external structural demolition begins.
The structural demolition is regulated by WorkSafe ACT and may also be overseen by WorkSafe ACT and is just like a typical house demolition.
The demolition of an affected house is subject to weather and when conditions are right the actual physical removal of the house will take just one to two days.
The site will be continually sprayed with mist to minimise dust during this process and the block will continue to be kept moist until any contaminated soil is removed.
What will it look like? What will I hear?
The day of the structural demolition will be the noisiest part of the demolition. You will see and hear movement from contractors, the sound of excavators, generators, trucks, contractor vehicles and power and hand tools.
You may see contractors and representatives from WorkSafe ACT.
You will see mist in the air above the property, this is a measure used to suppress dust.
Just like a typical house demolition there will be some minor traffic impacts in local streets. Your access to the street will not be impeded during demolition, and any traffic disruptions will be minor as equipment is moved in and from the site.
How will I be engaged?
The letter provided by the contractor to the street or neighbourhood will indicate the likely day or week of demolition.
How long will it take?
While the actual demolition will only take one or two days, the structural demolition phase of the process will take up to seven working days.