FAQ About demolition

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FAQ About Demolition

Like many of our clients you may never have had to demolish a building and clean up a site. That’s where we can help, residential and commercial demolition, strip out and asbestos removal is what we do. The FAQ about demolition may answer a lot of your question and if there’s anything else you’d like to know, give us a call or fill in the form at the bottom of the page and we’ll be happy to walk you through the process.

I have a property with an old house on it that has to go. What’s my next move?

You can start with a quote from us for the demolition of the house and removal of all asbestos and vegetation, ready for rebuilding on the Gold Coast and Brisbane.

Do I need any permits and approvals?

Yes, you need a demolition permit, which we can arrange for you. A permit is needed so that your builder has the certification showing any demolition work has been done to a high standard and that your site is ready for building.

You will also need to check with your local council to ascertain if you are in a demolition-free precinct and ensure that your house is not heritage listed.

What else do I need to do?

All of the services must be disconnected before we can start work. Firstly, power must be disconnected by Energex, and we supply the link to the form that must be sent into your power supplier. The sewer must be then capped by a plumber. If you have gas, that must be capped as well. Also check with council to ascertain if any large trees on your block are under a protection order. Greenway Demolition can arrange these services for you.

Do you recycle?

Yes we do.

We always salvage as much as possible, from the roof to structural beams through to the weatherboards. All concrete and bricks are taken from site to recycling centres to be crushed and recycled into construction materials. All vegetation is also mulched for reuse.

Do you only demolish houses?

We are a full service demolition contractor. We work on projects including residential, large commercial projects, factories, hotels, shops as well as providing strip out services and safe asbestos removal.

Do you provide free quotes?

Yes, we do. You will receive a fully itemised quote for any work.

I need discretion as I have tenants in my property; how can you do this?

This is not uncommon, and our estimators have had years of experience. They can calculate a quote from a discreet distance.

Are you insured?

Yes we are. We have full public liability and all of our staff and machinery are fully covered and protected.  All of our staff are fully trained in safety procedures and asbestos removal.

How long does it take to demolish a house?

It can take 1-2 weeks, depending on weather conditions. However, if you have a specific deadline to meet, please talk to us because we can usually meet your schedule.


Our Services


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Residential Homes

Demolishing a house before rebuilding can be a complex task. There is a significant amount of planning, strategy, safety measures, and paperwork to prepare for the task. At Greenway, our house demolition team will handle everything including:

  • Council approvals
  • Plumbing disconnections
  • Certification requirements

Learn more about our residential demolition services.

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Commercial Buildings

At Greenway, we understand the requirements to successfully complete commercial projects, big and small. We are a full-service company with the experience to dismantle and demolish:

  • Warehouses
  • Commercial buildings
  • Site clearing
  • Land clearing
  • Preparation of sites for development and rebuilding

Learn more about our commercial demolition services.

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Asbestos Removal

The Greenway team can put your mind at ease when it comes to the removal of asbestos. Each professional in of our team is licenced, qualified and experienced in all aspects of asbestos removal, including:

  • Commercial buildings
  • Industrial buildings
  • Residential homes


Learn more about our asbestos removal services.

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Retail Strip Out

Speed and efficiency are the keys to minimising retail downtime and successful commercial strip out. Our team ensure that you're back in business quickly by:

  • Being on time
  • Being efficient
  • Using the right equipment
  • Having expertise



Learn more about our commercial demolition services.

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Hotel & Office Strip Out

We are industry recognised experts in hotel & office strip out and preparation. Our experience has seen us deliver on some large projects, including:

  • Mon Komo Hotel, Redcliffe
  • Star Casino Gold Coast
  • JW Marriot Hotel, Surfers Paradise


Learn more about our commercial demolition services.

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Safety and Environment

Greenway Demolition in Brisbane are passionate about Better Building Practices (BBP). Our team receives regular training to ensure the safety of crews, customers, and the public. We care about the environment, which sees us committed to doing Demolition the Greenway, we rethink and reduce waste by:

  • Recycling
  • Reusing
  • Re-homing

Learn more about our commitment to safety and the environment.

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