Do you demolish factories and fire damaged commercial buildings?



Often, a steel building, such as a car showroom made of steel, will need to be dismantled and demolished to make way for a larger building to be built in its place. We have demolished countless steel buildings within Wales, we can cut up each section of the RSG, and take the steel for recycling.


Here’s why so many of valued clients in Wales have hire us to demolish their commercial building:

– We have a highly experienced team of demolition experts
– We have many demolition excavators
– We have experience of demolishing factories
– We can offer site clearance services
– We cover a huge area, from Cardiff, through to Exeter
– We can sometimes offer a quote very quickly


Do you demolish fire damaged buildings?

Sometimes industrial buildings can incur fire damaged, and therefore need a highly experienced demolition company like ours, equipped with the right demolition equipment, to safely demolish the building.

We have also demolished many fire damaged buildings within Bristol as well, as well as also right across South Wales we demolished factories, warehouses, fire damaged light industrial units.
Have you demolished many steel buildings in the past?

Yes, we most certainly have, we demolish redundant factories, car showrooms and also light industrial units.

Some of these commercial buildings have incurred fire damaged right throughout the building, and therefore we were hired as the demolition contractor of choice, because we are so highly experienced that we are able to safely demolish steel building in a short period of time. Then all of the non-ferrous, and the ferrous metals, such as the steel, we can take to a scrap yard, so all the steel can be recycled.


Do you have large demolition excavators?

Sometimes there is very heavy pieces of machinery, made of cast iron, which require extra-large are excavators to lift the heavy sections of steel. We like Hitachi excavators, and we can use a Hitachi excavator to lift the heavy steel for you.


How do you safely demolish a steel building or a fire damaged building?

We have very large Hitachi excavators, and on the end of the excavator will be demolition attachment which is known in the demolition industry as a shear.

It’s the shears job to cut through the steel, as easy as a hot knife through butter.

Therefore, the steel then get cut into small sections, so it’s much easier for another excavator, made by Hitachi also, to come along and safely lift the steel and load each section of steel onto the back of a lorry to take it for recycling.


Metal recycling

The steel then ends up at a metal recycling facility, where is often sold and shipped across the world, and often made into new items such as washing machines or even a new car.

Therefore often when we are demolishing a steel framed building, it’s great to know that sometimes close to 100% of building can actually be demolished and then recycled.


Metal recycling

We can demolish an entire building, yet what we can also do, if the building doesn’t need recycling, is to bring in a smaller excavator into a factory and we can then dismantle any unwanted machinery within the building and take it for recycling.

So for example you might have a huge and very heavy printing press, yet this piece of machinery is redundant and no longer used therefore taking up space within your factory.

We can bring in excavators which can safely dismantle this piece of unwanted machinery, we can place it into recycling skips, the skips are then taken to a local scrap yard.


Fire damaged buildings

Fire damaged buildings, which need to be demolished, require extra level of care and attention when demolishing them with a large excavator.

The reason for this is, steel sheets that are applied to the outside, could be hanging on a thread, therefore the building needs to be demolished slowly and carefully.

Also the heat from the fire, could have warped and damaged the steel RSG’s, therefore sometimes with the slightest of pushes, from a large excavator, and the whole building might come tumbling down.


Steel framed buildings

We actually specialise in demolishing steel framed buildings, we have a team, and excavators which travel right across the South-West of England, so Bristol and Bath areas, as well as across South Wales demolishing many steel buildings. Often these are steel framed buildings, which need to be demolished because the site is being reused by a different company, and often a much larger steel building is being placed on the site.

Demolition Cardiff

If you are looking for a highly experienced demolition contractor, that can demolish everything from brick, stone and steel buildings then look no further than our company.

Demolition companies Cardiff- what type of building can you demolish?


We can demolish the following types of buildings within, Cardiff South Wales

  • Factories
  • Warehouses
  • Retail units
  • Houses
  • Garages
  • We specialise in steel/ metal recycling and demolition within Cardiff.


We also offer site clearance services.


Across the United Kingdom there will be companies which specialise in different types of demolition, for example some companies might specialise in demolishing just gas tanks up and down Wales. For example, a Cardiff demolition company, may have a demolition contract to remove petrol and diesel tanks, for a large company.

Our demolition company, South Wales Demolition Ltd, is based within the city of Cardiff, we take on a wide range of different demolition contracts, ranging from demolishing single brick houses, through to commercial buildings, such as car showrooms which are often made of steel beams.

Therefore we have the demolition equipment (Hitachi and Doosan machines), we also have rotor grab’s, and large excavators to demolish steel buildings, and then to take all of that waste for recycling to a scrapyard.

Steel demolition / Metal Recycling in Wales



Our company specialises, in steel demolition. We can demolish steel buildings, and take for recycling non-ferrous, and ferrous metals. If you have a steel framed building, which needs demolishing why not call us?

Demolition of small buildings

You might be looking for a local demolition company, which can demolish say a brick or concrete garage, or you might be looking for a company that can demolish a small outbuilding, for example you might have a building that was once used to house your security guards at the entrance of the building.

So, we can demolish small buildings, ranging from wooden sheds right through to demolishing a small buildings and structures, such as a steel silos or a steel tank, that may not be so heavily rusted, that it needs demolishing.


House demolition

You might be looking for a company which can demolish a house, we have demolished many houses not just in the city of Cardiff, but also in the surrounding areas as well, for example every year demolish many houses in the Vale of Glamorgan, for example in Cowbridge, and Penarth as well as also in Barry.

Commercial Demolition

We also demolish a lot of commercial buildings in Wales, often these buildings made from steel, and therefore require a demolition contractor that has a steel shear, and the cutting gear, that is using oxygen and propane, to cut the steel into sections. We have a huge amount of experience of demolishing industrial as well as also commercial buildings.

This can range from a single gas tank, right through to demolishing commercial buildings, such as steel frames buildings, such as car showrooms, retail building or perhaps even a factory.

We don’t just offer to demolish the whole structure, often we are called to bring in a small excavator, such as a 14-ton excavator fitted with a rotor grab, to clear the contents of the building. For example, this might be a factory, or it might be a warehouse, we are asked to take out all of the steel racking, redundant machinery and perhaps conveyor belts as well which will once use to manufacture food for example.

Demolition companies in Wales


We are one of the longest established demolition companies in the whole of Wales, we have demolished many buildings throughout South Wales, ranging from huge warehouses through to residential buildings.




We have the experience and also the equipment to safely demolish any type of building, as mentioned in this article we can demolish anything from a garage right up to a large car showroom for example.

So, we have the demolition excavators ranging from 10 ton up to 30 ton, which have shears to cut through steel.

Demolition Cardiff

If you are therefore looking for a demolition contractor, which can demolish any type of building, from a house through to a large steel framed warehouse, we can demolish it all. We have site managers, which now have over 30 years’ experience demolishing buildings, that is residential buildings as well as commercial buildings. In their careers there safely demolish car showrooms, they have demolished houses as well as also other types of steel buildings such as factory units which have incurred fire damage.

Therefore, if you are looking for a local demolition company, why not give us a ring?