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Demolition services explained

Demolition companies in Australia are licenced to perform a variety of services, ranging from small residential jobs to large commercial demolition projects. The type of work they do is determined by the size and scope of the project, as well as their expertise. A demolition company will also typically be licenced asbestos removalists, offering asbestos removal and site clean-up services.

Residential demolitions

Residential demolitions usually involve the demolition of a house, unit or duplex. The process can be broken down into three main stages:

  • The first stage is preparation, which includes disconnecting services and, if necessary, asbestos removal.
  • The second stage is the actual demolition work, which is done using a range of heavy machinery like excavators fitted with hydraulic attachments.
  • The third and final stage is site clean-up, which involves removing all debris from the site and preparing it for rebuilding.

Commercial demolitions

Commercial demolitions are typically more complicated than residential demolitions because they frequently involve the demolition of multiple buildings at the same time. Depending on the size and type of structure being demolished, they may also require specialised equipment.

As with residential demolitions, commercial demolitions typically have three stages: preparation, demolition and site clean-up. The first stage of commercial demolition involves disconnecting utilities, removing asbestos and other hazardous materials, as well as possibly installing supports to protect neighbouring buildings from damage during demolition.

The second stage is where the actual demolition takes place, which involves the use of heavy machinery. The method chosen will be determined by the type of structure to be demolished, its location, and the surrounding environment. The final stage is site clean-up, which involves clearing all debris from the demolition site and restoring the area to its original state.

Industrial demolitions

Industrial demolitions are by far the most complex type of demolition, as they typically involve demolishing large, multi-story buildings or even entire factories. The first stage of industrial demolition is usually the same as the first stage of residential demolition in that all services must be disconnected and any fixtures or fittings removed.

However, the second stage is where things get really complicated. To begin, the structure of the building will need to be evaluated to determine the best way to demolish it. This may involve dismantling it from the top-down or bottom-up. After deciding on a demolition method, the actual work can begin. This is typically done by a team of demolition experts using heavy machineries such as excavators, loaders and cranes.

Brajkovich Demolition and Salvage are demolition contractors who can handle any size or type of demolition project. Our goal is to complete small and large jobs in Perth and regional Western Australia safely and successfully. Give us a call today if you need an experienced team to assist you with demolition or salvageable material.


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