Demolition is a complex, specialised process that requires careful organisation and execution. The process can be broken down into four stages:
- Researching and Hiring a specialised Demolition Contractor
- Planning the project
- Tidy up and disposal
We are going to look at the planning stage, which involves scoping out the project, agreeing what will be carried out and the costs required.
The first thing to do during the planning stage is to find out if you have permission for the demolition work. If not, then a permit and relevant paperwork will be required.
Next, you need to make sure there is no asbestos in the property as asbestos disturbance can release fibers that are very dangerous to inhale. Risk assessments are undertaken before and during the works, and problems identified are dealt with before workers enter the buildings. Asbestos can be found in many places such as insulation, floor tiles, popcorn ceilings, plaster, joint compounds, and many other building materials.
Communication of planned demolition works to local neighbours and buildings is often a good idea to ensure things go smoothly and minimal disturbance to surrounding areas and people.
The proper equipment, training and work practices must be put into place by professionals to ensure that a project goes smoothly.