Demolition & Asbestos Removal

Ballard's is an experienced and safety focused demolition team.

There has been a trend in the past few years on the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane, to demolish houses and rebuild with updated facilities rather than pay the premium price for the buying land and building a new property. Ballard’s Earthmoving are experts to help you with your next house demolition project, ensuring that demolition is conducted in a safe manner. As dangers are associated with the demolition work, the project must be conducted with the utmost care and it is important to choose a house demolition company that takes responsibility to ensure that no one gets hurt and that there is minimal disruption to the neighbours.

Ballard’s Earthmoving performs building demolitions on the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane. We provide well trained staff that have the abilities to perform the demolition correctly. As a licenced, experienced and safety focused demolition team, we ensure the success of the project from initial inspection, performing preliminary testing, providing a comprehensive quote, developing safety and environmental documentation, demolition works and finally, the disposing of all waste.

With the most recent techniques and tools, Ballard’s Earthmoving are able to remove and handle toxic and dangerous material (including asbestos) from the demolition site, and they can handle all job sizes of demolition and salvage without the stress for you. Ballard’s Earthmoving services present their clients with a quality range of customised packages.

The owner, Tony Ballard, states:  if you want 100% of the job done and completed, it comes at a price. If you want the job done 20% cheaper, just be prepared to get 80% of the job.

We actually do remove the footings out of the ground, remove the sticks and do basic drainage earthworks.  Unfortunately there are no cheap demos and if you get one, it is going to cost you a lot of money at the end.

Have a enquiry about your Sunshine Coast or Brisbane demolition project? Contact us today!

Recent Demolition Projects

Melbourne – house demolition. Received a telephone call from my step-son Jake “you have to come to Melbourne, we need someone who has the expertise on this very tough job for the local council” It was a real tricky job and I had none of my machines or trucks so therefore dry hired  skid-steer & an excavator which was set up for general hire, whereby my usual attachments were not available, i.e. grabs, rakes etc. Another client very happy !!

Demolition – Commercial – Hutchinsons Yeerongpilly Green. We started on this inner-city project in May 2017.  Our commitment was initially with the demolition and continued on the site until the present, June 2019. Removing concrete, bitumen, street lighting (a total demolition of all existing infrastructure) for the beginnings of the brand new inner-city development “Yeerongpilly Green”.

Demolition – Residential. We demolish some beautiful homes and often feel a little perturbed seeing some very hard work being destroyed in just hours and then over a week it is completely ready to build upon! These homes are replaced in these areas with lots of other dwellings to house a larger number of people in communities wanting to live closer to the city. The land is where the value is and subsequently the houses have to go! Our experience in this arena has us working for the same clients repeatedly. As once we have finished our project works, the client has no reason to call us back to fix anything, rather they call us for another job to be done. We make sure all debris is moved offsite and put site erosion controls in, leaving the site clean & tidy. Ask us, how we can help you with your next project.  We organise the entire scope of the demolition including the asbestos removal through to the finals.

Demolition – concrete pool. We have both small and large rockbreakers and apply the right equipment to do your works as efficiently and organised as the site allows.

Demolition. House demoliton project in Kallangur was recently completed for B&L Civil. It included removal of asbestos, demolition of the house and demolition of the inground concrete swimming pool. Our water tank truck was used for dust control during the demolition process.


Our Demoliton Service Area

Ballard’s provides house and building demolition in the greater Brisbane area, including (but not limited to): Brisbane, North Brisbane, Moreton Bay region, Pine Rivers, Kallangur, Petrie, Warner, Joyner, Ferny Hills, Samford, Closeburn, Eatons Hill, Everton Park, Mango Hill, Burpengary, Morayfield, Caboolture, Sunshine Coast, Caloundra.


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What Our Clients Are Saying…

Anna was always extremely courteous in our email and phone communications; and Tony was just the best when it came to the care and efficiency of his expert demolition process. First time we have demolished a house and it went so much smoother and more rapidly than we had imagined. We would recommend Ballards to anyone.

Anne & Phil
Scarborough, August 2021

We are extremely happy with the end result and wish to thank you, Tony and the team for everything – we now have a blank canvas to work with! Considering the junk attached to the old shed I was very happy with how tidy the site was left. Very impressed and appreciative!

Bracken Ridge, August 2021

Ballard’s are by far the best demolition company I have come across. Tony took the time to quote our job properly (not just factor in extra charges for things that weren’t necessary).

Tony stayed in touch with us while we had some issues with other work being done on our site and he is extremely patient, knowledgeable and helpful. Tony always made time to take my calls as well which was really appreciated. Once demo day came, Tony and the team arrived exactly when they said they would.

Our site was in a high density area with a lot of apartments surrounding the site and Tony and the team were professional in every sense, and kept all the neighbours happy by managing the works extremely well. He has all the right equipment for an efficient demolition. He kept everything watered down (to minimise dust), and best of all they were able to complete our whole job in 3 days, which was far quicker than I ever expected considering the amount of materials and buildings they had to remove.

I can honestly say that I believe Tony treated our block of land like it was his own. They worked extremely hard to remove all the rubble, and left the site immaculate, flat, clean and ready to build on. They also did a great job with getting building approvals and organising sewer capping for our job also. And as a great bonus they delivered a google drive full of photos of the job from start to finish which shows everything they did in a lot of detail.

Finally Anna was so nice and pleasant to deal with in the office. She was responsive, polite, and extremely quick to get back to us on any questions. So overall, I can honestly say I would definitely recommend Ballard’s to anyone considering any demolition work, and if I demolish another house again I’ll definitely be using Ballards.

Michael R
Woorim, Bribie Island, Feb 2021

Tony and Anna were fantastic! They were incredibly responsive, answering any question as soon as we asked, they gave the most comprehensive quote of the 5 quotes we received, and they stuck to it, even after the job went a bit pear shaped. Tony called me every night while on the job to keep me up to date with all the details of the job I felt like I was onsite. The work was done quickly, and well. I cannot recommend them highly enough. Thank you guys.

Shaun King
Zillmere, Feb 2021

Did a terrific job on the demolition of our small house riddled with asbestos. Were on site ahead of when we expected and done within a few short days – highly recommended.

Dustin Welch
December 2020

I approached Tony and Anna from Ballard’s Earthmoving & Demolition as I had removed an overgrown mass of trees and growth from the back yard of my property at Donnybrook and I was left with a numerous large root balls, tree stumps, unlevel surfaces and an old shed that needed to be removed. I needed multiple types of services to bring my back yard in order. This is when I found Ballard’s Earthmoving & Demolition that could provide me with all the necessary services that I required. Tony and Anna came out onsite, assess my job and discussed my requirements and different options, sharing their valuable industry experience with me, to ensure that we moved forward to meet my final needs and how to achieve this in the most cost-effective manner. Tony’s wealth of knowledge ensured that all aspects were considered from drainage through to my future plans for the space. During the earthworks and demolition, Tony and his team work tirelessly to ensure that the vision I had for my backyard was achieved. Having 25 year’s experience in the construction industry myself, I had great expectations of what I wanted to achieve. From my first initial phone call to Anna through to the final finish of my yard, Ballard’s Earthmoving & Demolition were able to meet my expectations and beyond to achieve the ultimate outcome. I can highly recommend the services of Ballard’s Earthmoving & Demolition. Their communication, attention to detail and wealth of knowledge in the industry is exceptional.

Reg Slaughter

Anna, Thank You – never have we experienced a contractor being so professional in providing these photos for end of project info. Thank you very much.

Martin Armstrong

Tony & Anna were a pleasure to deal with, very professional and friendly, I would highly recommended Ballards.


Recently demolished our 3 bedroom house. Didn’t try to rip us off like the two other quotes we got. Sent sample of cladding off for asbestos testing which the others didn’t. The others just said they’d factor in asbestos to the cost. Ended up Ballards came in at HALF the price of the other two. They sifted the ground to get debris out and smoothed off the site. Tony was great to deal with and I highly recommend them. Now to show I wasn’t asked to give a review at all, I had two kind of negatives: the water line got hit twice. Once before I told them where it was and once after but in hindsight I should have marked it out on the ground. And there is still bits of concrete and tile in the sand. HOWEVER, unless Tony had a collender he’d never get these bits out and I’m being pedantic.


Ballard’s Earthmoving & demolition is prompt with me on all documentation work and nicely executes the whole demolition process. They can’t be easily beat on price too.Tony took only three days to knock down our three-bedroom house. Site has a fair bit of asbestos and Tony was following all protocols and procedures prior to knocking the building to make sure the site is free of asbestos. They move earth and give a good finish look to the site before leaving. We will highly recommend Ballard’s for your demolition job.

Mt Gravatt East

Everything went extremely well, and huge thank you to the whole team. The team on site did a terrific job, everything went smoothly and their attention to detail in leaving the site spotless was greatly appreciated. Communication with Anna & Anthony through the process and with the team when they were here was clear and easy.

If we need further work done in the future we will definitely be giving you a call and we would definitely recommend you to anyone we know who needs work done.

Camp Mountain

Demolition Projects

Grey St, South Brisbane
Clear site prior to construction of Expo ’88
Old timber yards, Newmarket Road, Newmarket
(Rosenlund Contractors Pty Ltd)
Grey St, South Brisbane
Clear site prior to construction of Expo ’88 (Bames Demolition Pty Ltd)
PGH Brickworks, Brisbane St, Brendale
(Kennedy Civil Pty Ltd)
Cattle Sale yards, Rockhampton
(Macs-Cat Pty Ltd)
The Narm, Bishop Street, Kelvin Grove
1986-1987 (RJ Bradys Pty Ltd)
The Ten, The Dunes and The Sands in Cavil Avenue
Surfers Paradise: over 8 months – (Capcon Demolition Pty Ltd)
Her Majesty’s Theatre, Queen Street
Brisbane (Doug Sims Pty Ltd)
House demolition
We have demolished over 100 homes in Brisbane & specifically in the last six months 20 dwellings in these areas listed; Aspley, Beachmere, Bray Park, Bridgeman Downs, Brighton, Capalaba, Coopers Plains, Donnybrook, Enoggera, Everton Park, Kallangur, Kangaroo Point, Kedron, Kenmore, Kingaroy, Kurwongbah, Manly, Mooloolaba, Moorooka, Morayfield, Mt Gravatt, Newmarket, Northgate, Rainbow Beach Redcliffe, Rochedale, Rush Creek, Shorncliffe, Upper Kedron, Upper Mt Gravatt, Woolloowin, Yeerongpilly.
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