We’ve over 25 years of experience in successful soft strip-out works, and we use our in-house expertise to help divert your waste from landfill. What happens when you buy property because you love the location or view, but dislike the actual structure? Hard, or structural, demolition, is a popular way for property owners to start off with a clean slate. For fixer-uppers, it is often a cheaper alternative to salvaging a deteriorating building. Robore are the UK’s leading Diamond Drilling, Concrete Cutting, Controlled Demolition and Passive Fire Protection contractor. We provide bespoke solutions to our extensive client base within the construction industry, which spans the public and private sectors.
Shop confidently, knowing you’re getting the latest, most accurate information for your workplace safety needs. If you’ve never used demolition services before, then you might feel a little in the dark about the meaning of some of the phrases and their importance within the whole process of demolition. We sort and segregate materials on-site to maximise recovery rates and use our in-house recycling facilities for further processing to help divert waste to landfill.
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We provide full details of your waste type/amount and our recommendation to remove, recycle and re-use. Our blog post on ‘What is Demolition Waste’ can give you more information on how the waste is managed. It’s all about carefully taking apart parts of a building or room to make way for exciting renovations and improvements. Soft demolition is a process that helps transform old, outdated spaces into shiny, new ones. Leave us a message or email, and a member of the team will be in touch soon to learn more about your project.
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More Cost-Efficient – Since there’s a more careful process in selecting and removing certain elements in a building, there’s much more structure retained for the renovation. When transforming a building’s function, e.g., converting an old warehouse into residential lofts or an old school into offices, soft-stripping helps in removing the old internal components specific to its former use. Proper waste management and recycling practices reduce the environmental footprint of the renovation project. By carefully planning and executing the demolition process, risks to workers and nearby structures are minimized. Salvaging and recycling materials can reduce the overall cost of the renovation project.
The soft strip demolition will be planned to take place at a time that will cause minimum disruption and disturbance for the buildings which surround the area. Our experienced team transforms buildings by expertly removing data cabling or partition walls, so what’s left is a shell or frame ready for demolition or future refurbishment. For older buildings that need updates to become more energy-efficient, soft-stripping provides a way to access areas where insulation can be improved, old windows can be replaced, or outdated HVAC systems can be removed. Before carrying out extensive renovations, it’s crucial to clear out old fixtures, interior walls, and other non-structural components to make way for the new installations. Soft-strip demolition often prioritizes the reuse and recycling of materials, reducing waste and minimizing the environmental impact of the project. Before any demolition work begins, the building is thoroughly assessed to determine which components can be removed. This stage also involves planning the sequence of demolition activities to ensure safety and efficiency.
Sometimes, before you’re able to renew something, you’re going to have to tear it down first and start from scratch. Remodelling and refurbishments are necessary processes to help revitalise a place, but they should be preceded by interior demolition. A variety of hand tools are used in this method, such as hammers, crowbars, chisels, and saws. These tools enable workers to break down materials and remove them layer by layer. In some cases, small power tools like electric drills or reciprocating saws might be used for added efficiency, but the focus is still on precision and control. Before a new building or addition can be built, any existing structures in the way may need to be partially or fully removed. Soft demolition can remove non-structural walls and partitions to create a more open and efficient space.