Floor by Floor Demolition
In certain circumstances the option to use long reach machines to demolish high rise structures without taking unnecessary risks is not feasible. When such doubt in methodology occurs, perhaps due to environmental considerations or adjoining buildings, the only sensible option is to employ a Top Down ‘Floor by Floor’ demolition technique.
Following the erection of scaffolding, crash decks and protective sheeting, the building is systematically ‘soft stripped’ of its doors, windows, services and non-structural elements, until only a bare concrete shell exists. If asbestos has been detected in the initial survey, this too will be removed under controlled conditions by our specialist Asbestos removal team.
In many cases a Mobile Telescopic Crane will be installed to facilitate the lifting of excavators and equipment to the working floor level, as well as assisting in the prime dismantling of the structure and lowering of structural members to the ground. The size and number of both excavators their attachments and tower cranes employed on each contract vary tremendously pending on the nature and design of the structure.
Floor by Floor deconstruction is a complex and technically challenging procedure that involves the highest degree of structural and engineering investigation and design throughout the planning and implementation stage of the works. Our demolition teams are highly skilled and experienced with all methods and techniques involved, ensuring your project is always in safe hands from the embryonic stages to the day of completion.