Having carried out demolitions within London and the Greater United Kingdom and in the latter year acting as a consultant to a well known contractor. We are able to bring the innovation and methodical techniques to form bespoke solutions in New Zealand.
Building on the knowledge base of working within the most complex demolition environment, London, United Kingdom. We have been able to hone our skill set for even the most complex of dismantling or demolition projects.
We believe the detail is in the setting out and planning. A safe and methodical site, will always yield the most efficient and cost effective results. We are able to plan and programme your next demolition project creating a thought out schedule from vacant possession until the commencement of the construction works.
Demolition needs to been founded by a good base of core elements and we implore the following techniques to get the results you desire.
Getting the basics right, allows the high risks elements to be carried out with a rushing or causing undue stress out the site team.
We look to hoard our sites with 2.4 metre hoarding to ensure safety of the works and the public adjacent to the site or those curious who wish to enter the work area. Creating a sufficient exclusion zones between the structure being demolished and anything the debris may strike when considering the parabolic trajectory of the falling materials.
Providing adequate welfare facilities for site staff ensures they have a place to rest during breaks and an area to review plans & documentation to ensure the project can run smoothly.
Soft Strip / Strip out
A safe and methodical demolition should commence with a thorough soft strip removes the dead load of the superstructure and exposes the structural elements. The removal of the non-structural items ensure the machine operations have vision of the structure through the deconstruction and reduces the ejected debris throughout the process.
Soft stripping leads to improved recycling rates and can expose hidden risks within the structural make up. Allowing us to locate and deal with contamination, asbestos containing material or areas of pre weakening before it has an adverse impact upon the project.
A competent and dedicated person will be required to review all service information, drawings and carry out appropriate service detection based on industry training for cable avoidance. This ensure works are safely planned around existing known and unknown services.
Top down demolition
Traditional top down demolition is carried out with mini excavators and an extensive propping scheme. Top down is utilised where a demolition project is abutting a neighbouring property or there are elements of the structure which are retained and the control of debris fields needs to fall within the footprint of the building being demolished..
We would employ a temporary works engineer to design the back propping scheme, coupled with our experiences in the tolerance of the equipment will lead to structural stability throughout the deconstruction process.
Dismantling / Cut & Carve
Where the deconstruction process requires precise reduction techniques coupled with either temporary propping, stability schemes or an methodical scheme of works. We can ensure the management of the process and the expertise to carry out the dismantling of both structural and nonstructural elements.
Employing our demolition management and approved temporary works engineers at an early stage can lead to greater collaboration with the potential to form the temporary solutions as part of the permanent works or bring forward the construction process through programming the demolition works.