6th February 2020
The demolition of commercial and residential buildings requires a great care of planning. It’s vital that the demolition contractor you choose to carry out the destruction of any building follows strict health and safety codes.
Safety should always be a top priority when it comes to destructing any building and all logistics should be well thought and carried out.
With this in mind, there’s a lot to consider when choosing the right demolition contractors. Here are our top tips.
A proven track record
When choosing a demolition contractor, it’s always worthwhile asking to see testimonials, case studies and safety records. This will give you an insight into their track record as a business and whether or not they are a credible, trustworthy contractor.
Once you have asked for references and testimonials, it’s time to start weeding out the bad apples. You should look carefully at what past customers have had to say about professionalism on the job, the quality of work carried out, safety on site and punctuality.
Get several estimates
For any demolition of construction contract, it’s important to get several estimates from different companies, so you can compare price points, quality of work and track record.
The majority of demolition contractors are more than happy to provide a free, no obligation quote.
Pride in their work
Any demolition project requires a whole host of materials to be cleaned away as quickly as possible. So, when you are searching for a demolition contractor, make sure you check that the contractor you choose provides a cleaning up service. The land will need to be made secure and safe after the demolition.
Do not be held liable
All demolition projects come with risk so it’s important that all necessary precautions are taken to ensure that your workforce and members of the public are kept safe.
It’s vital that you use a credible and qualified demolition contractor to carry out any work safely. Make sure you ask for proof of insurance and of course, to see the contractor’s licence. If you fail to do this and something goes wrong, you will be held liable.
Leave it to the professionals
Demolitions can be extremely dangerous. Each stage should be meticulously planned to ensure that the project goes smoothly. The work should be left to the contractors, even when it comes to arranging permits and obtaining planning permission.
Remember, demolition contractors have undergone years of training to complete every demolition project safely.
Finally, make sure you choose a demolition contractor that is punctual! The last thing you want is for the contractor to delay any building works that have been planned to follow the demolition.
Article By Nicola Wallace
Nikki has worked at Hughes and Salvidge since 2013, working on some of our biggest tenders and projects for major clients, including Ford, Ineos, Portsmouth City Council, and Shell UK.More article by Nicola Wallace