If you move onto a new property and do not like the layout of the house or consider it outdated, chances are you will seek to renovate it to suit your preferences. However, there are some instances where the property may not merit a renovation. The following are some of the circumstances that would dictate embarking on house demolition over renovations.
The place is riddled with structural problems
When considering renovating or demolishing a premises, one of the prudent determining factors would be the structural state of the building. Are there cracks in the walls and structural supports of the residence? Does the foundation show signs of buckling? Is there extensive water damage or mould pervading through the structure? All these are signs that the building would not be structurally viable and would require you to opt for a demolition. It is best to have the building contractors carry out an extensive inspection of the property. This way, they get the chance to determine any weak points that you may otherwise miss with an untrained eye. Once this inspection has been carried out, you would be better informed on whether or not demolition would be your best bet to having a sound residence.
There are restrictions to renovating the structure
Another thing some people may not have in mind is restrictions being put in place that would prevent you from renovating your home to your liking. For instance, if you are part of a Home Owners Association, there may be regulations that would prohibit you from expanding on the property. This can put a damper on your plans of either extending the home or incorporating additional rooms. On the other hand, you may also find that your local council will have restrictions that would impede on renovating the structure. In these instances, a demolition would be your best alternative, as this will give you the chance to rebuild the structure in accordance with the regulations while still meeting your individual needs for the home.
The property does not have sufficient space
When it comes to renovating a structure, you need sufficient space to transform the house to meet your preferences. In some structures, you may find that there is not much space available for the inclusion of extra rooms, even if you decide to knock down some walls. In this case, you may want to demolish the home. This gives you the chance to rebuild it in accordance with the layout that you would prefer, giving you the chance to incorporate the rooms that you wanted to add.