Local Demolition Companies

 

 

In this article, we will talk about why so many people choose our local demolition business to demolish commercial and industrial buildings in Wales.

Whether it’s demolish industrial factory, steel framed building, such as a car show room or a brick built residential house, that needs safe demolition- we can help.

Here’s the demolition services we can offer:

 

–            We can demolish any structure within Cardiff

–            Site clearance

–            Commercial demolition

–            Industrial demolition

–            Steel recycling

–            Factory clearance work

 

Demolition services

We can offer to demolish any structure, whether it requires a one ton digger or a high-reach demolition excavator we can help. We don’t just operate within South Wales; each week, we send out our vans and men out to demolish structures all across the South West of England as well.

 

Carefully managed

All of the buildings we demolish and are overseen by a site management with over 30 years of experience in the demolition industry.

This means that a highly experienced demolition manager will oversee the demolition work, this means they will be involved from the writing of the method statements and the risk assessments to finishing the demolition contract, and will ensure that all the demolition work progresses safely and in accordance with the method statement.

 

Industrial buildings

Some large industrial buildings within South Wales are often constructed using RSJ’s, so they are steel-framed, or perhaps you have an old, redundant Victorian factory-made bold red bricks.

These need to be demolished safely using large demolition excavators, and often, the client will want the aggregates to be crushed using a jaw crusher.

We can offer our demolition services right throughout the South West and South Wales.

 

Demolition services

Therefore, regardless of the type of structure, it could be a giant factory or a massive warehouse, it could be a huge shop that needs demolishing, and we can demolish it for you.

Using large excavators, we can demolish the structure safely.

We will then lift the steel with our excavators, the specialist demolition attachment that can cut the steel into small sections.

The steel is then loaded again into metal recycling skips using the excavator. These recycling skips are then driven to the local recycling yard, where the metal is recycled.

 

Metal recycling

There are structures within South Wales, such as a warehouse, where a large proportion of the building will need to be made from steel.

Therefore, you will often need a specialist demolition contractor with large demolition excavators fitted with powerful steel shears, that can cut through the steel. The steel needs to be cut into small sections; it still can’t be lifted by hand, because it’s too heavy, so our excavators then load the steel and non-ferrous and ferrous steel into recycling skips.

 

Recycled waste

Whether it’s steel or aggregates, these will need to be recycled to help protect the environment.

We have several ways to help you recycle more of your old building: whether its brick, concrete, or stone, and we can feed this into a large jaw crusher.

We can also send 100% of the steel, copper, lead, and aluminium for recycling so it can be fully recycled and made into new products around the world.

 

Demolition in Cardiff

Regardless of the type of structure or building, we can demolish it safely. We specialise in demolishing metal factories, buildings, and industrial structures such as old metal silos.

This can be a considerable aluminium silo; perhaps it’s redundant, or a whole factory might need demolishing, or perhaps you need us to just to break up and demolish a concrete slab?

We can help.

 

What type of buildings do you demolish within the city of Cardiff?

We are a highly experienced demolition company. We have been demolishing a wide range of different buildings for over 30 years now. This could range from demolishing, let’s say, a fire-damaged steel factory, right through to demolishing a large 5-bedroom house in Cyncoed area of Cardiff.

Therefore, we thought it would be a good idea to write a whole article explaining the different types of buildings we can demolish.

 

Large factories

All over South Wales, there is a large number of factories, warehouses, commercial buildings, like shops which need demolishing by our team of Cardiff demolition experts.

Sometimes, these might be Victorian factories, so they are made from bricks and stone, with wooden A-frame to make the roof.

More modern factories often use a steel frame- therefore they will need a powerful excavator, such as a huge 50 ton Hitachi excavator, with a steel shear, to cut through the steel RSJ’s and angle iron, like a hot knife cuts through butter. If these buildings need to be demolished, we can use a wide range of different excavators, ranging from high-reach excavators, to much smaller 10-ton excavators fitted with a demolition attachment called rotor grab, which can pick up the steel quickly.

 

Commercial buildings- we can demolish any type of commercial building

Sometimes, when a new company takes over the lease of a commercial building, such as a large warehouse say in Cardiff Docks, they need the racking and the internal buildings to be demolished. This is so they can make the building ready for when they will rent the factory. We can therefore bring in a small excavator, or many of these, such as using Kubota diggers, which can take down the internal racking, we can also demolish internal buildings.

For example, there might be a staff canteen area, made using breeze blocks, that needs to be demolished via a demolition excavator, so that the warehouse is just brought back to the four outer walls. We can complete this work for you.

Residential demolition

Because Cardiff is a capital city, it’s very built-up area, which has many houses, apartments, and garages. We can demolish any residential building; for example, you might want a three-bedroom home to be demolished, so that you can make way for a brand-new house that might have over seven bedrooms.

 

Demolition and Crushing

Sometimes, a commercial building, such as a warehouse or a factory, must be crushed using say an Extec crusher, these are fantastic crushers. This means that the giant jaw crusher needs to be brought onto the demolition site, and then the stone aggregates, such as the stone, the brick, and the breeze blocks, need to be fed into the crusher and made into hardcore.

We can, therefore, demolish any building and crush it for you.

 

Would you like a demolition quotation?

If you plan on demolishing a building anywhere in Cardiff, why not call our demolition company?

We can demolish houses, warehouses, and factories, whether made from stone, brick, or steel. We also aim to recycle as much as possible.

If you would like a demolition quotation, why not call us today?

Things to think about when choosing a demolition contractor

Date: 10/02/2024

 

Whether it’s a commercial or a residential building that needs demolishing, great care must be taken when demolishing the building. For example, which size excavator you plan on using, and also what demolition equipment is needed needs to be carefully considered.

It’s essential to have detailed, well-written method statements and risk assessments in place as well, this to plan the demolition works out, before demolition takes place. Whether it’s a house, factory or warehouse that’s being demolished, its important to write demolition method statements.

 

Have a look to see If the demolition contractor has undertaken similar demolition contracts:

There’s no point in hiring demolition contractor, that only has experience of demolishing houses, when it’s a large industrial factory that needs demolishing.

This type of demolition is entirely different; as a matter of fact, you need specialist demolition equipment, such as metal shears to cut through steel buildings. Therefore, you will need a demolition contractor that has experience demolishing this type of building.

 

 

Are you crushing the stone or taking it away?

It’s essential to carefully consider whether it would be best to crush the bricks, stone and rubble onto the demolition site.
To do this, often a demolition company will often use a “jaw crusher”.

Alternatively, you might use eight-wheeler lorries, for example, a Mercedes eight-wheeler lorries, to take the stone away?

The reason why it’s so important to consider whether you are crushing, or taking the stone away from the demolition site, is because if you’re taking the rubble away, this will burn a lot of extra diesel to do this.

For example, transporting 10, 8- wheeler loads and driving it some distance will burn a lot of diesel.
However, if the demolition company also has a good quality jaw crusher, or they can hire a crusher in to do the crushing and then you can crush the aggregates to the site.

This often means that a lot less diesel is consumed, which is obviously better for the environment.

 

Experience

Just as a highly experienced carpenter visualises how they will craft something out of wood, and plan how they will build something, well a highly experienced and knowledgeable demolition contractor, needs to plan there demolition work out as well.

The demolition company will need to write a method statement, this is to detail how they are going to demolish the building.

This should be written as a step by step guide for how they plan on safely demolishing the building.

Whether it be a hotel, factory or a house, a method statement needs to be written.

For example, it could be a front elevation of the building that’s particularly close to a very busy footpath.

Therefore, careful consideration will need to go into how to demolish the building in a way that causes minimal disruption to the general public, so that the building can be safely demolished.

Site managers

Whichever demolition company you hire in the U.K, whether it’s a company to demolish a power station, somebody to demolish an airport, or perhaps even a demolition company to demolish a huge range of metal factories, which might span multiple acres.

It’s essential to hire a company which has highly experienced demolition management.

We have some most highly experienced demolition managers, not just in Wales, but in the whole of the United Kingdom.

Some of our demolition managers now have 30 years of experience demolishing and decommissioning industrial, commercial, and residential buildings.

Therefore, to hire a highly competent and experienced demolition team, why not call us today?

Why dust suppression is so essential on a demolition sites

 

 

When demolishing any building, it’s absolutely essential to consider dust suppression. Dust, also known as “silica”, causes a wide range of health problems. Therefore, demolition contractors must carefully consider how they will suppress the dust that’s generated on demolition sites.

Dust can be created at many different points during the demolition process. For example, dust can be created during the demolition phase, when lorries are being loaded, or the stone, rubble and bricks are being loaded into what’s called the “hopper” of a jaw crusher.

The good news is that whatever company is undertaking the demolition, whether it be a house demolition or a vast factory, there is a lot of demolition equipment to make the suppression an absolute piece of cake. There are now water cannons which can blast water high up into the air, making it easy to suppress the dust.

 

 

How do demolition contractors suppress dust on demolition sites?

Well, in the past, demolition contractors have sometimes used redundant and old fire engines. This is quite effective. However, as more and more quality demolition equipment has become available and is made by various manufacturers, and many companies now manufacture specialist water cannons.

These water cannons can shoot water high into the air and produce a fine mist.

When you consider on demolition sites, a wide variety of dust can be put into the air.

For example, it could be fibreglass, it could be dust when breaking stone or concrete, or it could even be dust created by woodworms that have eat away at all the roof rafters causing fine wood dust.

Therefore, these water cannons are needed to blast water into the air to suppress all of that dust.

Demolition contractors must use dust suppression on demolition contracts, not just in built-up areas but all on all demolition contracts.

Even if there’s a demolition, say, of a factory, and let’s say the building is in a countryside location, so there are not many residential houses nearby, dust suppression should still be used even if the Cardiff demolition contract, is not in a built-up area.

Dust suppression is not just needed to help protect the general public from the dust. It’s also to help protect the workers on the demolition site as well.

Whether it’s the labourers, the demolition excavator drivers, or perhaps the people who watch the crusher to make sure there are no blockages in the hopper, they will need dust suppression so that the demolition staff does not breathe in the dust as well.

 

 

Have you demolished many buildings?

Yes, we have demolished many structures and buildings. This could range from simply taking down a galvanised steel chimney to demolishing a giant factory or demolishing a single residential house.

It’s essential to consider what type of dust suppression is needed on all of these demolition contracts.

We have vast experience demolishing a massive range of different buildings.

If you have any questions about our demolition services, why not give us a call? We will be happy to help you.

What types of excavators / diggers are used on demolition contracts?

 

 

Every demolition contract is slightly different and therefore different excavators / diggers will be needed—such as an industrial demolition contract will often need much larger excavators. Sometimes huge high-reach excavators will be needed, sometimes a mini-digger will be needed for internal demolition, so a wide range of excavators are often needed.

Therefore, the demolition company must carefully select suitable excavators, the use the correct size machine is important, and ensures that we safely demolish the building.

Whether the building is huge hotel or a house, we have the demolition excavators to demolish any type of building. We use Hitachi excavators, these are brilliant and powerful machines.

Once equipped with the right demolition attachments, we can demolish any type of building.

 

Commercial demolition

We have demolished a vast range of buildings, ranging from steel warehouses / factories through to houses. Therefore, we need to use a range of different excavators, ranging from 10-ton machines, up to 50-ton excavators.

Therefore, we use various excavators, whether the Cardiff demolition requires a huge building to be demolished, such as a large factory, a warehouse, or a light industrial unit- here at South Wales Demolition Ltd, we can safely demolish any building.

Therefore, the different types of machines we can use are:

– Kubota mini-diggers
– JCB 3CX machines
– Large 30 ton machines
– Crushers

 

Different demolition attachments

Depending on the demolition contract, different demolition attachments need to be used.

Therefore demolition companies use the following demolition attachments:

– 360 Rotar grabs
– Hydraulic hammers
– Steel shears
– Crusher buckets

 

High reach demolition

Sometimes, a building will be so tall that a demolition machine, called a “high-reach excavator”, will be needed. Made by companies such as Kobelco or Hitachi, and there are many other manufacturers as well, these machines are very powerful.

Fitted with a huge arm, they can reach the top of most buildings, helping to safely demolish the building.

Then once the concrete has hit the ground, often it’s in small pieces. If it’s not, then a smaller excavator will be needed, fitted with what’s called a hydraulic hammer; this will hit the concrete and break it into smaller pieces.

Then the concrete rubble can finally get fed through a jaw crusher, then the hardcore can stay on the demolition site, ready for the construction company to use it in the foundations of the new building.

 

Crushers

Whether it’s an industrial, commercial, or domestic demolition contract, different jaw crushers will be suited to crushing certain different types of buildings.

Crushing has become massively popular with demolition contractors, and construction companies alike

The reason is the building can be crushed, and the hardcore can stay on the demolition site.

This way the hardcore can be used again when constructing the foundations of the new building.

Less lorries are therefore used to transport the stone waste away. Less diesel is also burnt, as less lorries are used, which is good for the environment.

If its a single house that’s being demolished in Wales, then a small crusher could be used. On a large industrial contact, a more larger crusher is often used.

For example, some crushers could easily exceed over 100 tonnes in weight; this might be a quarry crusher, for example, they could crush a massive amount of concrete, brick or stone per hour.

 

Have you got a demolition contract in Cardiff that is about to get underway?

If you are looking for a local demolition contractor, then why not call our business today?

We can demolish commercial buildings, residential and also industrial buildings.

We have been safely demolishing buildings for many years. We can supply crushers, excavators and the labour to demolish any type of building, so why not call us?

How much does it cost to demolish a building?

When offering a customer a demolition quote, it’s essential that we consider the following factors when offering a quote. Within this article, we will walk you through the thought process our estimators use when pricing demolition contracts throughout the United Kingdom.

Walk around the demolition site

 

Walking around the building due to be demolished is essential, we therefore often need to walk both outside and within the building.
The main reason is that the demolition estimator can determine which excavators are needed and roughly how many personnel will be required to demolish the building.

How many excavators will be needed?

 

When working out a price for that particular demolition contract, the estimator must determine how many excavators will be required. For example, on some demolition contracts, it will be apparent that only one demolition machine will be needed.
However, on another demolition contract, multiple excavators might need to be required to safely demolish the building.

 

How far the building is located from recycling facilities

 

If a building is relatively close to a place where the aggregates / waste can be recycled, then the cost of the demolition can be lower.

However, if there multiple tipper lorries needed, that is, the eight-wheeler trucks, and they need to drive some distance before they can arrive at the nearest recycling facility, the cost of the demolition will need to increase.

This is because additional diesel and driver time will be needed to transport all that waste, brick, stone and breeze blocks to the recycling facility.

 

Which building materials need to be recycled?

 

Some building materials are much cheaper to recycle than others. For example, if it’s a concrete roof tile, it is much cheaper to recycle that roof tile, than other types of roof tile.

On the other hand, if the roof tile is made of asbestos, a specialist asbestos removal firm will need to come in and remove the asbestos before any demolition work can start.

How long will demolition staff and equipment need to be on-site?

 

It’s then down to the estimator to work out roughly how long the demolition equipment, such as the excavators and the crushers, will need to be left on site.

If the demolition equipment is needed for a long period of time, then this will increase the cost of the demolition.

Also, the estimator needs to calculate how many staff are required, and how much this will cost in terms of labour costs.

Therefore, if there is a lot of what they call soft stripping, which is removing the plasterboard, timber, and plastics from the building, this will substantially increase the demolition costs.

If the job doesn’t need soft stripping, perhaps it’s already been gutted, or the building is fire-damaged. Therefore, soft stripping the building is not required because the contents of the building may have been burnt, so sometimes, it is cheaper to demolish these types of buildings, as theres less waste.

Steel buildings

It is often cheaper to demolish steel-framed buildings, that’s because steel can be widely recycled.
For example, items such as copper cables, which are nonferrous and ferrous metals, can be recycled very easily.

Large excavators, fitted with a sheer, can cut through the metal and place it into awaiting recycling bins to be easily recycled.

We specialise in demolishing steel buildings, such as large factories, warehouses, and retail buildings.
Often, these commercial buildings need giant excavators; that’s to safely pull the building to the floor. We have large machines capable of demolishing large steel factories, and other types of buildings.

Therefore, if you would like a demolition quote, why not call our Cardiff demolition company? South Wales Demolition Ltd has been providing good quality demolition services for a very long time. We can demolish anything from steel buildings to domestic buildings such as houses.

We also offer free quotations and aim to get your quote back to you within seven days with a quote. So we are the company to call, whether it’s a giant factory, that’s incurred fire damaged, or perhaps just a single house that needs demolishing and crushing. We can bring the excavators and the crushers to demolish any building safely.

 

 

 

Could our concrete crushing services help to reduce your demolition bill?

 

Introduction

What’s great about having a building demolished and crushed to the site using a jaw-crusher, is that it’s helping to protect the environment and reduce the overall demolition bill.

What we mean by this is most demolition contractors, us included, will reduce the cost for us to demolish a building if we can crush it to the site. We can use a powerful jaw crusher, to crush all of the aggregates, brick, concrete and stone at the site.

 

 

Which type of buildings can often be crushed?

-Houses
– Factories
– Industrial buildings

 

How does concrete crushing help to reduce the overall demolition bill?

When you think of the amount of haulage, that is required on most demolition contracts, a 8- wheeler tipper is often needed haul concrete away from the demolition site, this can sometimes significantly increase the bill.

For example, having lorries, with the cost of the drivers and diesel, this can significantly increase the cost of the demolition contract.
So, for example, the vast majority of the demolition contracts we manage are within Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan areas are now crushed to site, using a jaw crusher.

Now, when you think a typical house might need about ten loads of hard-core taken away, this can significantly increase the bill for us to demolish the building.

 

Jaw crusher

Yet if the building is going to be crushed to the site, with a powerful jaw crusher then, this can crush the building and make the stone into hardcore, which can then be reused to make say the foundations for the new building.

 

Left onsite or taken away

Sometimes, the client will want all the hardcore to taken away via a eight wheeler lorry, such as using DAF – eight wheeler lorry. Sometimes a aggregate is sold to another company which will use it for, let’s say, the base to make a new road, such as a motorway.

Alternatively, sometimes, the client will want the hard-core themselves; they can level it over the site and use it as part of the foundations for the new building.

 

Helps to protect the environment

Crushing the building and reusing that aggregate on the site, rather than transporting it away via trucks, helps protect the environment because less haulage is required. This means less diesel is burned and, therefore, less carbon is created during the demolition process.

Demolition contractors that can crush a building using a jaw crusher
We can use a powerful jaw crusher, which can crush all of the concrete, the brick and the aggregate, and we can stockpile it on your demolition site for you.

 

Crushing the concrete slab

Often, we use what is called a hydraulic hammer, which is fitted to the end of an excavator; this is used to break the concrete slab into much smaller pieces; once this process has been undertaken, it’s time to feed the jaw crusher.

One part of the jaw crusher is called a hopper; this is where the concrete, the stone, and the aggregate are fed into this part of the machine.

What comes out the other end is hard-core.

 

Local demolition companies that offer crushing services

Our demolition company can haul the stone away using an eight-wheeler lorry, yet alternatively you may want us to use a jaw crusher and crush all of the stone to the site.

We, therefore, can demolish and crush any building. Whether it be a house, a factory, or a warehouse, we can crush the stone, bricks, and aggregate for you.

 

Demolition company

Do you need a Cardiff demolition company? Then why not call us? We can demolish any building. If you are looking for a company that can crush the building using a jaw crusher, why not call us?

 
Demolition and crushing services South Wales

 
We can demolish any type of building and crush the building to site. We can use a jaw crusher, to crush concrete, brick and stone.

 

What type of commercial buildings can your demolition company demolish?

 

Introduction

We are asked to demolish many commercial and industrial buildings located throughout the United Kingdom.

The reason for this is that we have the demolition excavators, such as Hitachi machines, and we also have highly experienced staff, meaning that whether it’s a huge, steel-clad warehouse or perhaps a fire-damaged factory, we can demolish it safely and efficiently.

 

Range of demolition excavators

Because we have an extensive range of different demolition excavators. This means that we can demolish a wide range of steel buildings, ranging from huge steel factories to huge warehouses and commercial buildings such as shops.

Whether the building is constructed using breeze blocks or it’s a steel-framed building, we can demolish it quickly and safely.

With a range of powerful demolition excavators, crushers and vans, we can demolish any building; we also have demolition attachments, which allow us to demolish the building even quicker.

 

Steel recycling

What’s great about demolishing a steel building, such as a warehouse, is that it’s often made of using steel sheets, steel beams and perhaps even steel framed windows.

Our powerful excavators can lift all of these heavy bits of metal into a waste bin, and then the metal is recycled at a local scrap yard for recycling.

Therefore, many steel buildings can be completely recycled, and steel-framed buildings might then be turned into new cars, washing machines, or even tins for your baked beans.

 

Factory Demolition

Quite often, a new company will take over a factory, and it might need the old demolished to make way for a newer, much larger building.

It could be that your building has incurred a lot of rust which is eating away at the RSJ beams, also rust could be affecting the exterior metal sheets or perhaps even the roofs angle iron could have a lot of rust.

Therefore, sometimes, it’s more economical to simply completely demolish the building and ultimately build a new steel-framed building in its place.

We have the powerful Hitachi demolition excavators, which can eat away at the steel building and safely demolish it, lifting each piece of heavy iron into a waste bin and we can then drive all of the non-ferrous and ferrous metal to a local scrap metal recycling yard.

 

Industrial demolition Cardiff

It could be that an old cast iron chimney as part of a factory, a heavy piece of machinery, such as a large printing press within the building in Cardiff, or perhaps an overhead crane that used to lift heavy equipment is now redundant and no longer used- we can therefore dismantle and demolish this for you.

 

A considerable amount of experience demolishing steel buildings

We have demolished many commercial buildings, ranging from fire-damaged factories, through to large factories.

We have the low loaders, the demolition excavators, and the staff to demolish any commercial or industrial building safely anywhere within South Wales.

We also travel right throughout the country, demolishing steel buildings.

 

Crushing of the concrete

We can also use our hugely powerful excavators to break up the concrete foundations using a hydraulic hammer.
We can put all of the concrete through a crusher; this way, most of the steel building, including its concrete foundations, will be fully recycled.

Therefore, the steel can be taken to a local scrap yard, where it will be fully recycled.

The concrete can also be broken into small pieces through a crusher and made into hardcore.

This concrete hardcore can, therefore, sometimes used to make the new foundations of the new building.

Or the hardcore might be taken off-site and used as the foundation for a road, for example.

Therefore, the concrete and the steel will be recycled completely, and what’s also great is that our demolition company is often chosen because we can offer some very competitive prices for demolishing steel-framed buildings such as warehouses, shops and factories.

We have been completing Cardiff demolition of steel buildings, such as factories and warehouses and shops, for a long time, so if you want a metal building demolished, why not call us?

We, therefore demolish the following types of structures:

 

  • Fire damaged buildings
  • Factories
  • Warehouses
  • All types of steel buildings can be demolished by us

 

Highly experienced demolition contractors

If you are looking for a demolition company that can safely demolish a steel building, why not call us today? We can offer you a free quotation.

 

 

 

 

Why steel buildings require highly experienced demolition contractors to demolish them

 

Introduction

A lot of the Cardiff demolition that goes on every year within the city will involve dismantling and demolishing steel-framed buildings.
These need to be demolished and approached differently than how you would demolish say a building made from brick, stone and masonry.
The reason for this is that often very heavy, sections of steel will be at great height, therefore extra care needs to taken when demolishing these buildings.

The excavator needs to approach the steel building quite close, and we then use something called a metal shear, which cuts through the RSJ beam.

 

Demolition and factory strip-out

Sometimes, a company will take over a large warehouse, yet the previous tenant might have left vast amounts of steel racking, machinery or internal buildings that are no longer needed.

An excavator often needs to track through the roller shutter doors and then start dismantling the racking and taking all of the waste to be recycled.

 

 

Factory strip-out

We, therefore, can completely demolish and flatten the whole metal building, or we could carry out internal demolition work, simply removing plasterboard partitions, that are no longer needed, or perhaps lifting a heavy piece of cast iron machinery onto a lorry, or it may entail demolishing a breezeblock building.

We can do it all, whether the buildings made of metal, stone or brick we can demolish it for you.

Why steel buildings need extra attention when demolishing

However, the steel framework, that is used to construct the building can often be under a lot of tension, and also stress, so this is why you need a highly experienced demolition company to undertake the work.

For example, the demolition excavator often needs to be close to the building, and if the steel beams are not cut the correct way, the shear could slip, and the metal beam could fall potentially hitting the cab of an machine.

This can result in a loss of life, because the metal beams used to construct buildings are so heavy, and it’s not like a few bricks, stone or masonry simply bouncing off the cab of a machine, no a metal beam will simply crush the occupant within the excavator, so this is why extra care is needed when demolishing metal buildings.

 

Method statements and risk assessments

A highly experienced demolition company, like ours, based in Wales will often need to visit the demolition site, and have a walk-through and around the building. This is of course if it safe to do so.

With some fire-damaged buildings, it might be unsafe for anybody to enter say the factory. Therefore, looking at the building from a distance, a plan of work needs to be considered, then this is when the method statements are drafted.

 

Method statements and risk assessments

Then, detailed method statements and risk assessments must be created; and these must be written carefully with great thought going into how the steel building will be demolished.

 

Factory Demolition

There is a need to set out exactly how the factory will be demolished; usually, the safest way is to use a vast, perhaps even a 50-ton-plus excavator fitted with a hydraulic shear, which will cut through the metal quickly.

There are many highly experienced demolition contractors throughout the United Kingdom.

However, there is a reason why South Wales demolition Ltd are asked to demolish so many steel buildings throughout the United Kingdom.
That is simply because we have a highly experienced team of demolition managers who can advise on how the method statements and risk assessments should be written. also, sometimes the company will need to obtain advise from an external health and safety adviser as well.

Because we have demolished so many metal buildings here in Cardiff, ranging from vast and car showrooms, through to fire damaged buildings in the Valleys, which have had equipment left in the building, which is well over 10 tons in weight, often that item can’t be salvaged it, therefore, needs to be lifted by our powerful excavators.

Therefore, we have successfully demolished many steel buildings throughout the United Kingdom, transporting our excavators and a low loader to all corners of Britain to carry out our demolition work.

Our powerful excavators can be fitted to the end with a shear, so that we can cut the steel, and then another digger can lift them and load them either onto a truck or into a waste bin.

The metal is then transported to a recycling yard; often, the steel is exported worldwide.

 

Steel dismantling and demolition Cardiff

We offer some of the best prices to either partially demolish part of the building or take away the building entirely. We have a range of trucks, excavators, and attachments that can be used to demolish the building.

 

Would you like a free quotation?

If you would like a free quotation, whether its demolish a large Victorian house made from brick and stone or a massive factory that might span easily over 7 acres. In that case, we are the demolition company you should call, with some of Wales’s most highly experienced demolition management working for us.
We have the demolition excavators, the staff, and the attachments to demolish any building safely. So please do call us today.

How do you ensure that the majority of the waste from your demolition contract is recycled?

 

Introduction

When you are demolishing a huge building, such as a hospital, there are quite literally tons of waste are created. This could be plastics, rubble perhaps it could even steel. This all needs to be sorted and then recycled. However, with that said, some demolition companies will recycle more waste than others. So, we thought we would write a comprehensive article, explaining exactly how we recycle as much of the waste as we possibly can.

 

Do you demolish steel buildings in Wales?

We most certainly do, we have invested in large excavators, which are very powerful and allow us to demolish metal buildings.
Are you also able to demolish residential structures as well?

We most certainly can, whether it is a house, perhaps it’s a block of flats, we can safely demolish the whole building in a short period of time.

 

Can you write the health and safety method statements and risk assessments?

We most certainly can, in-house we can create certain method statements and risk assessments these can be created in a relatively short period of time then they can be submitted to local councils, such as Cardiff County Council for approval.

 

A large powerful jaw crusher is

A jaw crusher is simply a very powerful machine, dates are powered by a large diesel engine, which moves open and closes a jaw, The excavator is used to drop rubble, such as bricks, stone, and mortar into what is called the hopper.

Out the other end emerges aggregate, known as hard-core, which is widely used as the base for roads, and also to construct the foundations of the building. Therefore around 100% of the bricks and the stomach can be recycled, what’s even better, is this reduces the number of lorries that are needed to transport the stone off the demolition site, so not only are you recycling the product, but you are also reducing the amount of trucks, that are needed to transport the waste to another recycling yard.

 

Metal recycling

Again around 100%, of the steel that comes out of a demolition site, can often be completely recycled and made into for example new cars. We have huge, very large excavators, which are fitted with specialist demolition machines, these cut through the metal like a hot knife through butter.

Then once the steel has been cut into smaller sections, it’s time to take it away recycling yard, where it can get completely recycled.
We have a range of huge excavators, these demolish many buildings within the city of Cardiff, yet we also frequently travel to the large Bristol as well. We then completely demolish factories, warehouses, and light industrial units.

We also have other demolition equipment such as 360° rotating grounds, which can pick up the steel from the ground, and it carefully into a skip.

 

Plastics

When you are demolishing a house, or perhaps a commercial building, a lot of waste comes from the UP the sea windows and doors.
What’s great about the DC windows and doors is that the frames are wanted, as the company often manufactures back into new doors and windows, therefore using our excavators that have a rotating wrap, in a matter of seconds we can pick out those items, and we can place them into a separate skip, so that they can get recycled as well.

 

Would you like to hire our Cardiff demolition company?

What’s great about hiring us, is that here, at South Wales Demolition, we have some of the most knowledgeable demolition management,

We have some of the most experienced demolition managers not just here in Wales but working for us, in Britain.

We also have a lot of excavators, so we can demolish any type of building, whether that be a factory, or perhaps it’s a residential house.

 

Would you like a quote for demolition?

Perhaps you were like a free quote, for an industrial, or perhaps it’s commercial or residential demolition that’s required, we have the machinery we have staff we also have a huge amount of knowledge on how to safely demolish any type of building, so why not give us a call today.

How are various building materials recycled on demolition sites?

 

 

Introduction

Each and every year a wide range of different buildings are demolished right across the city of Cardiff. From hospitals, through to just a simple humble garage require demolition, and then all of the waste will need to be recycled.

We demolish everything from Victorian houses through hospitals

Every month, we demolish a wide range of buildings, ranging from Victorian house, but that’s mostly made of brick and stone. On the other end of the spectrum, could be a large concrete-built building that requires what’s called a “hydraulic hammer” to keep striking the concrete until its broken into pieces.

 

 

Helping to protect the environment

As more people rightly focus on protecting our amazing and great planet, protecting the environment and the eco-system is of huge importance, so is now a much greater emphasis now more than ever to recycle building materials, such as stone, brick and plastics.

So how are building materials recycled on demolition sites?

The vast majority of the buildings, but that we demolish within the city of Cardiff in South Wales, as well as right throughout the Vale of Glamorgan, will include buildings that have a large amount of stone, brick, plastics rubber within the building, there’s also likely to be a lot of timber as well.

 

 

How is timber recycled?

Timber within a building, is often found within the wooden floorboards, within the structural timbers which make up the roof joists, batons and timber beams as well as also within the walls sometimes as well.

Wood is often recycled in a few different ways; we think that the best way is to salvage the timber, that’s so it can be reused. Even if the wood is given away for free, yet goes on to be used within a home for perhaps the next 100 years, well, that’s great way of helping to protect our planet, as less trees will need to be cut down.

 

Why not purchase timber from a Cardiff reclamation yard?

The timber can then be sold to say a reclamation yard, such as a reclamation yard in Cardiff, where it can go on to be reused, for example the floorboards could perhaps go into another property, and they could be therefore around another hundred years?

The alternative, is to send the timber to a recycling facility, such as a biomass / wood recycling facility whereby it often put through a machine and made into wood chips.

The wood chips can then be made into biomass, which helps to generate electricity.

 

How is stone and masonry and bricks recycled?

Bricks and also the stone can be 100% recycled, they can be put through something called a “jaw crusher”– this is a brilliant machine, whereby you feed at one end stone and bricks, and out of the other end flow what is called, crushed hard-core.

This can be reused as the base for roads, it can also often be used within the foundations, of new buildings.

 

What happens to the plastics?

Within a building can be quite a lot of plastics, for example plastics can be within the UPVC windows and doors.

On top of that there could be also plastics which are used in the soffit boards of the house.

What’s great is that UPVC doors and also the windows can be easily recycled, this plastic is often used to make new windows and doors.

 

Non-ferrous and ferrous metal recycling

Throughout a house there will be quite a lot of ferrous and also nonferrous metals, such as lead, copper and aluminium.

For example, there is often a lot of copper pipework used throughout the house, as well as sometimes copper hot water tanks, to help keep it warm through the homes central heating system.

Then you will also have a lot of ferrous metals, for example you will also have a lot of steel that is sometimes used within the guttering, it might be used also for some RSJ beams as well.

 

Demolition within Cardiff

We have demolished many properties, such as houses within the city of Cardiff, this could range from say very large 5-bedroom Victorian houses, that made from brick and also stone.

We have also demolished much more modern properties, for example a house that might’ve been built fairly recently within the 1980s, so the house might not that old, yet an architect may advise that it’s best to be demolished, that’s if you want a house to have a totally different internal layouts inside and for the building to be heavily extended.

Sometimes its more cost effective, to demolish and rebuild a new property.

What’s great about picking our company, is that we will aim to recycle as much of the waste as we possibly can, either through using jaw crushers or perhaps simply taking the wood, to timber recycling facility.

We are also one of Cardiff’s most established and also respected demolition and site clearance companies, we have a large range of different excavators, we have a fleet of Hitachi excavators, which are perfectly suited to safely demolishing any type of building within the city.

We can demolish anything, perhaps it’s a large fire damaged warehouse, that is incurred a lot of damage through a large fire which may have partially collapsed the roof?

The heat might have been so intense, during the fire in a warehouse, that it might have actually bent the steels within the building.

Then, we can also demolish residential housing as well, we also offer free and competitive prices throughout the city.

Therefore, if you are looking for a company to undertake any of the following work why not give us a ring?

 

  • Residential Demolition
  • Commercial Demolition
  • Steel Demolition
  • Metal Recycling
  • Nonferrous and Ferrous Metal Recycling

 

We are one of Cardiff’s most established demolition contractors, when you hire us, we will safely demolish the building, and we will also aim to recycle as much of the building as possible.

So, if you are looking for established demolition company why not call us today?

 

We also specialise in steel demolition.

We demolish commercial, residential and industrial buildings within Wales

We aim to recycle as much of the waste, as we possibly can. We aim to recycle steel, brick and also wood.

 

 

The different types of buildings that we demolish within the Cardiff area

 

At any one time, there are various buildings being demolished within the city of Cardiff in South Wales. From large steel buildings, such as car show rooms, through to streets of housing that need to be demolished, for better for energy efficient housing to be built in its place. Therefore, demolition contractors Cardiff, are always in strong demand.

 

Demolition management that has 40+ years’ experience.

When it comes to demolition management, we have managers that could quite literally right the book on how to demolish buildings. Whether it’s a large car show room, buildings made of concrete or brick, our managers will know how to safely demolish the building. Which type of machine should be used.

 

We specialise in demolishing steel buildings, such as factories and warehouses

Steel buildings need to be demolished in a different way from brick-built structures, such as houses.
The reason for this is, steel buildings are very strong, and the steel needs to be cut, it requires cutting via using propane, oxygen or it can be cut using a shear, which is attached to an excavator.

The shear can then cut the sections of steel, and cut the RSJs into manageable sections of metal, which can be loaded onto lorries, and taken away.

Often large excavators are needed for this type of Cardiff demolition, for example, often 30+ ton machines, which have the power to cut through the steel, often cutting large angle iron, RSJs, and also metal beams in seconds.

This metal can then be taken to a local scrap yard for recycling. We specialise in steel demolition, whether that’s demolishing a warehouse, a factory or a light industrial unit.

 

 

We demolish steel buildings, right throughout South Wales.

Internal demolition

Its sometimes the case, that the owner of say a large factory, doesn’t want the whole building demolished, using large high-reach excavators.

Sometimes, instead, the owners may want say an old piece of machinery, metal racking, or let’s say an internal building demolished.
Often this work needs to carried out over a weekend, such as during a bank holiday, so the noise and vibration doesn’t affect the business when it is open, and say manufacturing items.

We have the demolition equipment, the excavators, the staff, to demolish any type of metal building.

 

Do you need to hire a demolition contractor?

If you need to hire a demolition contractor in Cardiff, to demolish anything from houses, through to factories, why not call us. With a range of Hitachi excavators, we can demolish any type of building, as well as producing the method statements and risk assessments.
We also travel right throughout the U.K demolishing steel buildings, such as fire damaged warehouses, light industrial units, and huge factories, that require large excavators to safely dismantle the building.

 

We offer some of the best prices to demolish steel buildings

We can demolish steel buildings, separating the non-ferrous, and ferrous metals, we can use a range of Hitachi excavators, which can range from 14 ton to over 30 ton.

We travel throughout the United Kingdom, demolishing steel buildings, whether the structure needs to be cut into sections by a burner, that’s a person who uses oxygen and propane to carefully cut the steel into sections, then the sections of steel, can get loaded onto a lorry.

Sometimes the building will need to cut into sections, via use of a metal shear, the excavator can pull down the steal RSJ’s, then using a shear, the metal can be cut into sections, then loaded into recycling bins, where the scrap is taken to a local metal recycling yard, where the non-ferrous, can be sorted from the ferrous metals, and sent for recycling,

 

Metal recycling here in South Wales.

Our company can therefore demolish steel buildings, we can take tons of metal to a scrap yard, so that all of the metal can get recycled.
The metal then is often made into new cars, washing machines, or even tin cans, for baked beans!

Hire an experienced demolition company

If you are looking for a local demolition company, then why not call us?

How we safely dismantle and demolish steel buildings

 

Introduction

Right across the United Kingdom, a large number of steel framed buildings, will often need to be demolished and dismantled every year by various demolition companies.

This is often because a company or landlord has bought the site, therefore they might need to build a larger factory or warehouse on that same site.

Therefore, the old building, that is the factory might not large enough for the new company that has bought that site.

 

If you need the following buildings demolished, we can help:

– Steel factories
– Warehouses
– Steel framed buildings

 

How do you demolish a steel building?

First of all, an asbestos report will be needed.

Therefore, first of all an asbestos company will need to go out and visit the demolition site and to carry out an asbestos survey to sea if there is any asbestos within the building.

Therefore before any demolition work can be carried out, and before any demolition excavators start working, the asbestos will need to be fully removed from the building in its entirety.

 

Health and safety method statements and risk assessments

The next stage is to create health and safety method statements and risk assessments these will need to be created.

A detailed demolition method statement will need to be created, which gives step-by-step instructions for the site management to follow.

It should detail everything from the excavators that will be used, right through to how the demolition company will prevent noise from disturbing the local residents during the demolition process.

 

The next stage would then be to consider dust suppression

When you are demolishing any type of building, whether it be a residential house or perhaps a large factory, normally a lot of dust will be created during the demolition process.

When you consider an old factory that needs to be demolished, the steel sheets, or the steel beams, on the steel angle iron will often have a lot of dust, built upon the steel building during years that the building was used to manufacture goods.

 

How do you manage dust during the demolition process?

If a large excavator was to come along and start to rip off all of those exterior metal sheets, then dust is likely to escape into the air, causing health issues and also a nuisance to the local area, such as the local residents would see a mass of dust blowing over and into their properties.

 

Dust suppression

Therefore dust suppression equipment will need to be brought into the demolition site, this could be a water cannon, or even a old fire engine can be used, which puts a huge jet of water into the air to help reduce the amount of airborne dust and also pollutants that are caused by the demolition process.

 

Next, it’s time to bring in the demolition excavators

Depending on the size of the steel building, will dictate what demolition excavators need to be used.

For example, for a single story steel building, sometimes it’s perfectly sufficient to use a 14 ton excavator fitted with a rotor grab fitted to a machine such as a Hitachi excavator.

Then it’s time to start taking down the building, but sometimes a 14-ton machine won’t be enough, sometimes a larger excavator is needed such as a high reach excavator.

 

What is a high reach excavator?

For those that do not know a “high reach excavator” is, well its simply an excavator that is normally around 70 tons in weight or above, it has a huge arm, rendering it capable of reaching the top of some tower blocks, steel framed buildings, as well as also other types of structures as well such as bridges for example.

 

Demolition

Then it’s time for the demolition work to begin, and this normally starts with taking off the steel sheets, which clad the outside of the building.

This is often done through use of a rotor grab, fitted to a Hitachi demolition excavator, which can rotate 360° and grab the steel sheets, and place them in a steel recycling bin.

There is time to start cutting the structural steels, normally a shear is used for this, a sheer will cut the steel angle iron, and snip into bits.

Then it’s time to bring in the shear so that it can start cut the RS J beams and cut these into sections, and either place these on to an 8-wheeler lorry, or a large recycling skip.

 

We can demolish steel buildings anywhere within the United Kingdom

If you need a steel building demolished in the U.K then why not give us a ring? We have the demolition excavators and we have the staff with the expert knowledge to safely demolish any type of steel building.

 

Do you demolish factories and fire damaged commercial buildings?

 

Introduction

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.

 

Experience

 

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?