Demolition & Dismantling

Demolition & Dismantling

Taking advantage of over 20 years of experience within the business, Demcom can provide a professional demolition package geared towards your specific site needs. Our approach is focused on ‘safety first’ and all staff receive the latest industry training. We are genuinely interested in all size projects from removing a small shed or garage to demolishing schools, flats or sports stadiums and everything in between, such as houses and bungalows.

Get in contact today to find out how we can help you with your project.

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The Demolition Process

Demolition is a complex and technical process, you can’t just turn up to site and demolish a house in a day. The whole job has to be planned out, risks evaluated and minimised, before the work can be completed in a safe and methodical manner.

Before any demolition works start, it is a legal requirement for a refurbishment and demolition asbestos survey to be conducted on all areas of the building which are being demolished. At Demcom we have our own in-house asbestos surveyor who can conduct the survey for you.

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After the R&D asbestos survey has been conducted, any identified asbestos has to be removed prior to the demolition. We have our own asbestos licence (Licence number: 202005976) which allows us to work with all types of asbestos materials.

Once all asbestos has been identified, a comprehensive and site specific method statement and risk assessment are created for the job. These documents are put together with input from of our in-house health and safety director and independent health and safety consultants. This is to ensure all projects are completed in an efficient and safe way.

The first task on site is to prepare the site by clearing away any waste or debris. This is to ensure operatives, machinery and skips can access the site safely. Utilising the R&D survey, all asbestos is then removed from the building before any other demolition works can start. Once all asbestos has been removed, the inside of the building is stripped and gutted taking the building back to a shell. This is done to maximise the recycling of waste materials and to improve the safety and productivity of the main demolition.

Once the main demolition commences, the building is typically taken down using an excavator, with the help of a banksman. The excavator starts at the gable end and demolishes the building top to bottom. Materials which make up the main structure will be lifted down by the excavator if possible, or they will be pushed/pulled into a drop zone inside the footprint of the building. While the building is being dismantled, the waste materials will be loaded into the appropriate skips/hardcore heaps.

Sometimes using an excavator is not the most appropriate method of demolition. This could be for a variety of different reasons. For example, there may not be enough space on site to operate an excavator safety. In these circumstances, Demcom can install scaffolding around the building and then demolish it by hand.

No matter the demolition requirements, Demcom can help!

Get in touch today to find out how we can help and to receive a free no obligation quote.

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ABOUT US

Demcom is a young, innovative demolition business based in Cambridgeshire, working across the East of England. We aim to be as cost effective as possible without compromising safety, which is Demcom’s priority in all projects. Work safely, safely home.

Our ‘Project X’ client portal will provide you with an x-ray view of each of your projects.


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