Soft Strip is the process of removing all non-structural elements inside and outside of a building to facilitate demolition, refurbishment or re-modelling works. Soft Strip works can either be undertaken by Kings Heath Demolition as a standalone project or as part of a package of overall works for a property.
Soft Strip works include but are not limited to the following activities:
Kings Heath Demolition recycles as much as the waste as possible to minimise the volume of soft strip waste going to landfill.
Our team have a robust technical expertise and experience in Soft Strip of buildings working on projects of all values from small complex projects to large extensive projects, Kings Heath Demolition is committed to meeting our clients programme and budget on all projects.
At Kings Heath Demolition we specialise in the internal stripping of buildings as part of a demolition or in preparation for refurbishment, so that the building is just left of its main structure. In the case of refurbishment, we use only light machinery or hand strip your premises to ensure that the structure of your building will remain unaffected.
As part of our internal soft stripping services, we can remove all floor coverings, windows and interior and fittings, including radiators, lighting and telecoms. We can also organise the disconnection and removal of any utilities, so you don’t have to. Our services are fully comprehensive so that we have full control of the entire stripping process, and that you know it will be left in good hands.
Asbestos Surveys & Removal
Many asbestos materials are low-risk while in good condition, but when cracked, drilled, sanded, worn, weathered by the elements or removed, they become hazardous – not only to those handling them but to future generations that will be exposed to dust left behind in air and soil.
Kings Heath Demolition can safely remove asbestos found in your building, prior to demolition.
Asbestos is highly regulated, and disposal is subject to complex legislation and strict procedures. The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 Asbestos removal is also covered by the Environmental Protection Act.
Work with asbestos falls into one of three categories: “non-licensed”, “non-licensed but notifiable” or “licensed”.
Even the safest non-notifiable category has to be conducted by trained staff with approved equipment and written records kept, but the authorities do not have to be informed. This category normally involves undamaged materials containing low concentrations of “white” chrysotile asbestos.
If materials have to be broken up to dispose of them, the work becomes “notifiable” to the Health & Safety Executive, and workers must be medically monitored.
Working with asbestos requires licensed specialists equipped with full protective clothing and respirators, and work areas must be hermetically sealed.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring silicate material which was historically mined and used to create products with a predominantly insulating purpose. There are six common types of asbestos, 3 well known and 3 lesser known. All 6 types are carcinogenic and highly regulated. Asbestos Removal is the process of removing asbestos containing materials under controlled conditions from a property and the material is then disposed of as asbestos waste at registered waste sites.
Kings Heath Demolition are not a licensed asbestos removal contractor but instead have supply chain of Licensed Asbestos Removal Contractors to undertake any required works with audited standards and agreed preferential rates ensuring that Kings Heath Demolition can always meet our client’s requirements and provide the good quality service that our clients have come to expect.
With over 35 years’ experience and a solid and well-established reputation in the construction industry, Kings Heath Demolition offers the highest standard of demolition services.
Our project management skills and proven demolition methods allow us to tackle the most technically challenging and environmentally sensitive projects, delivering on time and within budget.
We perform our work in a safe, socially and environmentally responsible manner, minimising noise, dust, odours, waste and inconvenience to the general public.
To start any new building works it’s important to have the right ground preparation. At Kings Heath Demolition we offer site clearance services nationwide. Site clearance is also required where existing buildings are beyond repair to make room for new modern ones. We provide an all-inclusive clearance for your site so that it is ready for new buildings or establishments, and there are no subtle structures, such as the foundations, are left behind.
We have all the demolition equipment to remove all unwanted buildings and structures so that we can clear the area thoroughly. This will then be ready for any landscaping or new building work to commence. With skip wagons we’ll also ensure that no rubbish gets left behind, and we’ll recycle at every possible opportunity. We do our utmost to make certain that every recyclable item we come across during the clearance is sent to the correct recycling site.
On Site Crushing
Kings Heath Demolition provide onsite concrete crushing with expert machinery. This allows us to recycle the concrete and save it from landfill. Onsite crushing produces an aggregate which can be reused in construction, making it more profitable. Instead of contributing the ever-growing amounts of waste by getting rid of the concrete, onsite crushing will reduce this, and it can then be used again and again.
Onsite concrete crushing keeps construction costs down by reducing waste disposal costs. You don’t need to pay for the landfill disposal fees or complete any hazard checks for the waste. As the concrete crushing can be done onsite, using the right size crusher for your project, you will also avoid haul off costs and increase your project efficiency.
At Kings Heath Demolition we have the experience and expertise to take on large-scale commercial demolition works right up to full site clearances. Controlled demolition is available across the whole of the country. We’ve worked on many different demolition projects including those for building contractors, commercial companies as principal contractors or subcontractors.
We understand that you need to meet project timescales and have lots more to deal with, so we take care of the entire demolition process for you, throughout your one point of contact. At Kings Heath Demolition we take pride in our ability to take control of all our customers’ demolition work, to take away the pressure. From the initial quote to the clean up after the demolition is complete, we ensure that the highest standards reached by our highly experienced team.
High Rise Demolition
The demolition of high rise buildings reaching the end of their life cycle is increasing. Kings Heath Demolition have experience demolishing multi storey structures, either by scaffold and demolition by hand floor by floor or by the use of high reach machinery (approx. 65m)
Kings Heath Demolition will plan your project to ensure the safest method of deconstruction is utilised.