Strip Out Works
Prior to refurbishments we can completely strip out offices, houses or most buildings ready for the refit or new building works to commence.
We can also remove asbestos which must be approached and dealt with carefully and to current HSE and Environment Agency regulations.
Whatever your project, we advise a site visit as soon as possible to enable all potential issues to be assessed and planned for.
Many projects are needlessly delayed because of a lack of preparation – contact Shorts today and don’t get caught out by any surprises.
Frequently Asked Questions & Answers
To view our frequently asked questions on Demolition, please select a question above.
The information contained in this FAQ is only very basic and is designed as a general guide – it is certainly not exhaustive. For further help, advice and to make sure you are doing everything you need please also see:
1. Your local council / Planning Department / Building Inspectors
2. Your Principle designer/ Principle contractor/ Architects
3. NHBC (National House Building Council)
4. Your Builders / Building Company
If there are salvageable materials in your house or building we will determine a value for these materials and then deduct their value from your quote.
The electricity and gas will need to be disconnected at the property boundary prior to the start of any demolition works. Water can usually be shut off on the road supply, whilst telephone cables can be cut, rolled up and attached back to the pole. Disconnecting the services is crucial to quick progression and worth doing as soon as possible, as it can take between two and three months to organise this with the utility services.
Asbestos falls into three categories:
(1) License Notifiable – where HSE notification is required (the notification takes 14 days before removal works can start) and removal involves specialised decontamination units and removal which can prove costly; or
(2) Non-licensable notifiable asbestos where the HSE require notification of removal and then finally,
(3) Non- notifiable – where HSE notification is not required and removal is less costly in comparison. Disposal is the same for all types. At Shorts Demolition, we can help with ALL types of asbestos removal works.
Under current law, each developer or property owner is required to conduct a pre-demolition and refurbishment asbestos survey prior to beginning demolition. This is an intrusive survey and involves knocking holes in walls, ripping up floorboards and pulling down ceilings. The aim is to uncover any potential asbestos based health hazards so that they can be removed without presenting a danger to workers or members of the public. Shorts Demolition can provide a pre demolition and refurbishment asbestos survey, so please ask!
Yes, the local authority will need to be notified with what’s called a Section 80 application. The council will then issue a Section 81 demolition notice. At Shorts Demolition, we can do this for you as part of our service, there are sometimes costs associated with these.
During 2015 the Construction Design Management Regulations were reviewed. Where a project is going to exceed 30 days or have more than 20 workers working simultaneously or exceed 500 person days, you must notify the HSE (or other relevant bodies) before the start of the construction phase. On all projects now, there must be a construction phase health and safety plan in place for all phases of the work, and a principal or main contractor appointed. This also now includes projects for domestic clients (projects/developments that are not for income).Shorts Demolition have a proven track record of assuming the role of principle contractor or main contractor.
Yes, if your project falls into notifiable works under Construction (Design and Management) Regulations Act 2015 regulations (CDM) then you or your CDM Principle Designer will need to submit to the HSE, a particular application form, called an F10 (Notification of Construction Project). Every site should have one of these displayed in a prominent location.
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