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Gloucester Construction – The Importance Of Safe Demolition Before Work Starts

Gloucester construction projects will often begin with the demolition of any existing structures left on the site. This phase is one of the most dangerous of any activity carried out within the construction industry. It is not as simple as knocking down a building and removing the debris. Strict controls are in place.

One of the most important considerations for the client – in other words, the person who has commissioned the project – is to allow a proper amount of time for planning and carrying out the demolition phase. It is also essential when hiring builders Gloucestershire to knock down and remove a structure to check that the firm that is awarded the contract has the appropriate level of skills, experience and credentials. There are a number of factors that must be taken into account before work can start, including establishing a suitable risk framework and carrying out a range of environmental and other surveys. Planning permission may be required, for instance. Hazards and potential hazards onsite must be identified and managed appropriately. This can cover everything from identifying the presence of asbestos to uncovering where utility pipes and cables lie. It also covers identifying any other possibly harmful waste and preparing a plan to dispose of, or recycle all debris in a responsible and appropriate way. Depending on the size of the structure, demolition can take place by hand, by machinery or by explosive – each has its own risks. For all these reasons, it is therefore critical that you employ expert builders Gloucester for this phase of the works.

When it comes to demolition, at Greenbase Groundworks and Construction Ltd, we have the necessary skills and experience to carry the work out safely and to the standards required. If you need assistance with this aspect of a Gloucester construction project, call us for an estimate on 01242 220 572. See more about the services we provide at