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Demolition Services

Demolition contractors are tasked with the huge responsibility of removing structures, buildings, and houses from any given site they are contracted to work on. They’re services include removing all building demolition waste materials and debris from the construction site once the whole process is completed.

There are many different jobs and requirements requested of demolition companies, these can include the deconstruction of asphalt surfaces, concrete and wooden structures, aged railroads ties, and underground drainage and piping systems. These tasks can be performed by a professional qualified demolition worker.

For anyone that needs a full or partial property to be demolished, there are generally two options for them to choose from; either hire professional demolition contractors or try and carry out the job themselves. However, for someone to take on this task having not done any demolition work before, it might be a good idea to seek the services of a professional contractor as you need to ensure you use the proper equipment and know how to use it.

When looking for any demolition services, it is important to look for experienced companies who can offer competitive expert demolition services for the specific job you want done. Start by asking for references or doing research on the internet before making your final decision when instructing a firm. When doing your research, it’s a good idea to ask for a quote for demolition work from your contractor so that you can have a rough estimate of how much it will cost to carry out your project.

What is demolition?

It can be defined as the act of carefully and safely removing an existing structure or building or order to repurpose the land. Demolition can either be of an entire building or different sections of a building.

Demolition Waste Materials

What methods of demolition are there?

Total Demolition Service

Which means the complete breaking down of a building or structure to the ground. This type of demolition is particularly common in the restructuring of a community, for example, the demolition of an old building that is no longer in use so that the land can be repurposed to a housing estate that would be beneficial to the whole community.

Selective Demolition

This method of demolition involves the removal of parts of the building while some of it remains in place. Listed buildings often undergo this type of demolition process. Listed buildings come with restrictions on what, and how much of the property you can remove. One common reason for selective demolition is to take away an old section of a building to renovate or repurpose it. Taking a section of a building, demolishing it, and building it from scratch could not only save you some money, but it will also exponentially add value to the whole building.

Interior Demolition

Removing the inside of a building while maintaining and protecting the exterior structure. A good example of this type of demolition includes the removal of pillars, walls, partitions, and ceilings. Interior demolition or strip out work, wonders in the creation of additional space inside by removing sections of the property you no longer require.

Deconstruction or Dismantling Service

Deconstruction, unlike house demolition for example involves the precise and careful dismantling of a structure or building so these parts may be preserved for recycling, refurbishing, or reuse. Unlike the aforementioned types and methods of demolition, this process is very labour intensive and requires more job sheet time.

Explosive Demolition Service

This method of demolition requires a lot of skill and is only offered by the very best industrial and commercial demolition contractors in the business. It involves the use of real explosives to bring down large structures like chimneys or high-rises and large buildings. Explosive demolition targets the strongest parts of the building’s foundation, these are the structural support pillars so that the building comes down in a controlled manner.

Before starting the demolition process, you may need to start by liaising with the local authorities to discuss your building work requirements, like taking care of drainage lines or any other precautions that must be taken to ensure the safety of surrounding buildings.

It is extremely important to have the building surveyed prior to demolition as this will give the demolition contractor a good understanding of the risks that may be associated with the job in hand.

Finally, it is vital for all the people taking part in the demolition to abide by all the health and safety rules, procedures, plus building regulations prior to beginning the demolition work.

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When you are next researching for a quality and competitive demolition company for whatever construction project, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team, we offer a free quote and site survey.

Call us today on 01322920 053 to get a quote for your next demolition project.

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