When old buildings should be demolished

Posted on 29 October, 2018 by Bailey Clarke

When passing a neglected old building, whether it be industrial, residential or historical you can’t help to think of its history and the reasons why it has been sadly abandoned.

When to decide if a building should be demolished

There are many reasons for the demise of old buildings, one is simpler that the maintenance of the property has become too expensive and time consuming to resolve.

Some empty properties were a prime example of their time packed with style and character. However, fast forward to today and they are now an empty shell awaiting their fate.

For anyone investing in a property that requires extensive work, they could find themselves considering demolishing for many genuine reasons. If the building needs major construction work it could be more resourceful considering destroying the old property.

Sustainable development

Some property developers may consider a sustainable development if it’s achievable with their property. However, it’s not always doable to achieve this, as renovating could be more costly than starting a new development. This would sadly result in demolition for the building.

Energy efficiency is major throughout new commercial and residential developments across the UK. Removing existing structures to comply with modern regulations is another reason why older buildings could be destroyed.

Grade listed buildings

Old properties that are considered a building of interest or of special interest are normally grade listed. A grade listed building would require consent from the Local Council if it’s being considered for demolition or alteration. Once the application has been received the Local Council will review and liaise with the applicant in regards to the next steps.

Properties in modern times

We can’t deny seeing old buildings being demolished is sorrowful. However, with an efficient way of living its not only people that are adapting to modern times it’s also our buildings.

With many companies opting for new developments old working environments are sadly left lifeless. Even with many old properties disappearing from our streets, every town, city and village will always have history tied up within their stunning historic buildings.



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