Surrey Demolition & Excavation Company
Demolition Company offering all aspects of Demolition, Including Asbestos removal, Excavation and Site Clearance services for Surrey, London and home counties.
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Concrete & Asbestos Removal
Concrete and asbestos removal are governed by law.
Handling harmful materials and waste disposal are just two areas of a demolition service we offer that includes soft strip crushing and plant hire.
Industrial & Commercial Demolition
We offer competitive quotes for all forms of industrial and commercial demolition services. Tower blocks schools factories and restricted access we have huge experience in this area and work closely to project manage your commercial demolition work.
As demolition contractors for residential demolition we understand that people looking to understand the true costs of demolishing houses or garages factor in both costs and hassle. This is why we offer a comprehensive residential demolition service to any body looking to knock down and clear housing.
Surrey Demolition & Excavation company Limited was formed over 40 years ago by a group of like minded individuals and we have a wealth of experience in all aspects of demolition, excavation and asbestos removal.
We ensure that we give our clientele a very high standard of service providing both budget and firm quotations for all variety of works.
We have experience of demolition of high-rise buildings, careful dismantling and deconstruction of structures, strip-out works, asbestos removal and concrete crushing. We can also remove underground tanks etc. and ground decontamination.
What we can do
Waste Disposal and Recycling
Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012
Asbestos removal has been an integral part of our demolition services in and around London for over 20 years.
If you are planning the demolition of a house, residential block of flats garages, factory or commercial property you need to be aware of your obligations under Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
Blue and brown asbestos materials were banned in 1985 with white asbestos (Chrysotile) outlawed in 1999. Asbestos removal is a heavily regulated by the HSE.
Any asbestos disturbance or removal needs to be carried out by a licensed contractor with thorough documentation of each step of the process including works set up, to removal, transportation and disposal.
Examples of Asbestos Containing Materials
Asbestos comes in many different forms. Here’s a list of the typical places where you will find Asbestos in buildings
Corrugated cement roof sheets commonly found on top of domestic garages and old warehouses
Cement boiler flues commonly found penetrating a house roof or through an external wall
Cement base water tanks commonly found within a roof space
Square plastic in appearance floor tile commonly found adhered to a solid floor with screed. These are commonly stuck down with a black bitumen adhesive on the back which contains asbestos fibres.
Artex ceilings commonly found in houses
Old black coloured toilet systems and toilet seats.
Asbestos insulated board (AIB) commonly used as a wall or ceiling covering in place of plasterboard. AIB is normally softer than plasterboard and commonly found within old commercial properties.
Old fuse board have an off white fabric appearance material behind the fuses
Fascia boards around the outside of a building
A full list of Asbestos Containing Materials can be found at the HSE website.
Do not disturb Asbestos
Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM’s) are generally only a hazard if disturbed. Disturbance allows the fibres to become air borne. As a result, if ACM’s are found in an occupied building they are are normally left undisturbed.
The survey that you will receive will be shown to any person that undertakes maintenance within the building to prevent it being drilled or disturbed in anyway.
This report should then stay with the building for the life of the building being passed on to any new occupation.
Identification: The Asbestos Management Survey
The purpose of an Asbestos Management survey is to identify and manage Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM’s) during normal occupation of a building. This survey is undertaken by an Asbestos surveyor who will conduct a visual survey of the property and fix an Asbestos warning sticker to any ACMs found within the building. The surveyor will then compose a report of their findings along with photos and locations. If any ACMs are damaged or debris is found they will offer advice on how manage or encapsulate their findings.
Analysis: The Refurbishment and Demolition Survey
A Refurbishment and Demolition Survey is required when the premises either in full or part of requires upgrading, refurbishing or demolition. This survey is also known as an intrusive survey as the Asbestos surveyor will penetrate the fabric of the building back to its core fabric i.e. expose the bear brick work or timber joists, looking for ACMs that may have been covered over or used within inaccessible areas as fire breaks etc.
The surveyor will then take a sample their findings and send this to a laboratory to confirm if this is an ACM, what type of asbestos and it hazardous rating. This will then be passed on to an Asbestos removal specialist to formulate a method for removal and submit a notification to the HSE of the works to be undertaken.
Brownfield & Industrial Demolition sites
Asbestos in brownfield sites can often lie hidden. The typical procedure in brownfield sites is to investigate the site history usually via the local authority planning department.