What is demolition?
Also known as wrecking, dismantling and razing, demolition is the act of pulling down a building or structure. For smaller buildings, like houses, safe and efficient demolition will require manual labour or mechanical hydraulics such as cranes, elevated working platforms and excavators. While for larger building demolitions a wrecking ball might be used to break up the masonry. Rotational hydraulic shears and silenced rock-breakers attached to excavators may also be required to cut through wood, steel, and concrete.
Often carried out before demolition, a soft strip will leave just the shell of a building. Everything from walls and ceilings to fixtures and fittings will be removed. After the necessary surveys, we will determine the best soft stripping techniques to get your site demolition ready. Read more about soft strip demolition.
A site clearance could be useful to remove rubble and debris such as construction waste and asbestos-containing materials – as well as any hazardous waste – that has been left on-site from your planned area of demolition. This will help make the demolition work easier and safer to carry out. Read more about site clearances.