Monday, April 13, 2009

Demolition of house on Mapu

It doesn't take very long to take down a house. As you can see from the photos, all it takes is a big bulldozer. Slowly the bulldozer makes its way through the house until it is all down. The only piece that took extra patience was the security room which due to its construction required a special hammer piece. But in the end it too was broken down and carted a way. A pretty humbling experience.....

Check out the video clip of the demolition.
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Taking down the house

It has taken a while, but we finally got the approval to start building.  After hammering out an agreement with my neighbour over the border, we quickly demarkated the border and began the process of taking down the existing house.  The existing house was built in the early 70's.  The house had two stories, without a basement.  It takes over a year to build a house but it takes less than a day to take it down.

The demolition crew came early to take down the house.  They put up fences around the permiter of the house to reduce the collateral mess to the neighbours.