Demolition is covered by
section 80-83 of the Building Act. Anyone wishing to demolish
should contact the Building Control section. Any building in excess
of 1750cu.ft in volume will require permission to demolish.
There are only minor
demolition works exempt from the requirement to notify. The
demolisher may also need to notify adjoining owners and statutory
authorities, i.e. gas, electric board etc. The Building Control
Section may require other works to be carried out, i.e. shore up
adjacent buildings and weather proof them if needs arises, remove
demolition material from site, make good any damage, seal off
drains etc and impose restrictions as to how the demolition is to
be carried out.
You may have to obtain Planning Permission to demolish
if your Building is included on a list of buildings of
special architectural or historical interest, within a conservation
area or a house or building containing a flat, a residential home
or a hotel.