What is controlled demolition?

Controlled demolition involves the safe use of explosives to demolish a building in a matter of minutes. It saves an enormous amount of manual labour and it is the best technique to use for large and high-rise buildings that would otherwise present unsafe demolition conditions to an on-site crew.

It involves rigging explosives at key points in the building’s structure. A team then detonates these explosives via remote, usually creating an implosion that pulls the structure inwards and downwards. With a controlled explosion, there will not be any debris that flies away from the building and causes harm to those nearby.

So, why is this service ideal for larger buildings? Here are a few of the reasons:

  • The use of a remote control allows everybody involved to stay a safe distance away from the demolition site. Moreover, it ensures that the crew does not have to use power tools that could cause injury over the long term.
  • It is capable of demolishing thick concrete structures in a very short period.
  • Controlled demolition can make short work of even the most complex of demolition jobs, assuming the explosives are placed correctly.
  • It is an extremely versatile form of demolition that can be used for practically any type of building.
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How Manchester Demolition can help

If you have a large building that requires demolishing, you cannot rely solely on manual demolition to get the project completed. There is only so much that a team of demolition contractors with sledgehammers can do when confronted with a high-rise building. And the old crane and ball method takes a lot of time and effort.

Health and Safety is also a huge importance. How do you demolish a huge building without placing everybody nearby at possible significant risk?

We are a leading controlled demolition contractor offering controlled demolition services throughout the United Kingdom. Leveraging decades of experience in the sector, our team will help you to demolish buildings safely and leave the site ready for whatever new projects that you have in mind.

How to get your project started

Once you have made contact regarding the applicable demolition works, we will arrange a time and date to visit the project to examine the building, we will discuss your requirements with you and get an idea of the scope of the project.

The technician will likely make notes about the building’s structure and will start to create a customised demolition action plan to suit the building.

After providing a quote, we will get to work on more in-depth planning. Our aim is to ensure the safe demolition of the building, which often requires several site inspections. These allow us to ensure the correct placements of explosives to create the most efficient explosion possible.

We will also assist handle all the documentation that goes along with a controlled demolition.

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What is demolition?

The process involves Rotational hydraulic shears and rock-beakers attached to specialist excavators are also used to cut or break through wood, cut steel and crush concrete which reduces the structure to a rubble 

What is a premature collapse?

Premature collapse of these structures is one of the main causes of serious injuries resulting from demolition activities. The most common type of incidents is the lack of planning before commencement

Demolition hazards

If a demolition project is well planned the risks of injury and death can be minimised. It should be emphasised that the planning and execution of a demolition project should only be done by appropriately competent persons.

What is a section 80 demolition notice?

If your considering demolishing an existing building you will need to submit a demolition, Section 80 Notice together with your (RAMS) to your local authority according to section 80 

What is a pre-demolition survey

When a building is to be demolished the (non-domestic) client (usually the property owner) has a duty to provide pre-demolition information to the designer and contractor. This will involve a pre-demolition investigation and survey. 

How to manage asbestos in demolition

One of the key issues arising in demolition these days is asbestos. Widely used in construction projects by previous generations, asbestos is now accepted as the UK’s largest occupational killer and there are strict guidelines for the safe removal 

House demolition in Manchester

Why let your house demolition efforts feel stressful. We have over 50 years experience in house demolition in Manchester,  we are able to deliver a variety of demolition and development services throughout Greater Manchester. 

What is manual demolition?

Among the methods, manual demolition is found to be most applicable for most sites, especially for areas located in the urban zone. The safety of the demolition process would greatly depend on the type of procedure used.

What is non-explosive demolition?

You do not need explosives for every demolition job. Most people assume that for a demolition to be a demolition there is a need for a kaboom. It does not have to be that way

Structural demolition

Structural demolition is not a walk in the park. Total Group is well placed to deliver a safe, environmentally friendly and a budget wise project. We focus on a process that will assist you to salvage and recycle material for reuse.

What is high risk demolition?

The building contractor needs to make a thorough risk assessment to look for both risks and hazards. Control measures are then implemented to prevent any accident that could be fatal. 

Controlled demolition methods

If you have a large building that requires demolishing, you cannot rely solely on manual demolition to get the project completed. There is only so much that a team of demolition contractors.

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