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Demolition/Asbestos

Fair and competitive pricing on all projects.  Highly skilled and safe workforce.  Large range of equipment.

DEMOLITION INFORMATION:

Equipment:
Demolishing small buildings and structures is quite simple and does not require huge machinery as these can be pulled down or broken down manually using small equipment and machinery. Large buildings and structures will require larger machinery and equipment . The amount of time required to pull down a building depends on the method of demolition used. Below is a list of the most common equipment and machinery used for demolition projects.

  • Hydraulic Equipment
  • Bobcats
  • Excavators
  • Jaws of Life Cutters
  • Flip Screen
  • Mechanical Hammers and Grabs.
  • Prime Movers /Semi Tippers
  • Tip trucks
  • Flat Top Truck and Trailers
  • Excavator with Magnets

Planning Your Demolition:
Before you can start the demolition process you will need to attend to the following:

  • Obtain a demolition permit from your local council. Heritage-listed area, a request to demolish your home will require approval from the Heritage Association as well as special approvals from local Council.
  • Obtain tree removal permits if required. (Contact your local Council for further information)
  • Get an asbestos check. (Most demolition company’s will be able to organise this) If your house was built before the 1980s it's more than likely asbestos was used.
  • Contact electricity, water and gas suppliers. The electricity and water will need to be abolished and the gas metre will need to be physically removed from the premises. It's illegal to do any of this yourself. You must contact the relevant utilities companies to carry out the work.

Demolition Process:
Prior to demolishing a building it is carefully studied and analysed. All the parts of the building are checked with details.  An asbestos check is performed prior to any commencement of demolition works.  If needed asbestos removalist is notified to carry out the required works. At all times only a licensed Asbestos remover will be used. Once clearance of asbestos has been obtained (if any present) a safe work method is decided upon. Demolition begins only when all services have been abolished and all Council Approvals have been obtained and documented. Once all these matters are taken care of the actual demolition work starts where the building is actually pulled down using different machines, tools and equipment. All debris is loaded and transported to the appropriate Waste Transfer Stations.

Asbestos Removal:
All Asbestos removal will be carried out in accordance with all Occupational Health and Safety regulations and all relevant WorkSafe New South Wales requirements.  All removal is carried out by fully qualified and licensed removalists, and disposed of in accordance with all regulations. Once removal is completed, the site is checked by an independent hygienist and the relevant clearance certificate issued prior to demolition works.                                                                                                     

Asbestos Facts - What is it?
A natural, fibrous mineral. Valued for its durability, fire resistance and excellent insulating properties, it was used in the Australian building industry between the 1940s and late 1980s. Asbestos is difficult to identify with the naked eye and we recommend a visit by a qualified occupational hygienist (usually an environmental scientist) or licensed asbestos removal contractor can confirm whether asbestos is present in a house or apartment .

For further information you may contact Work Cover to obtain the guidelines for the safe removal of asbestos. Generally, the presence of asbestos in home building materials is not risky, unless it is broken, in a poor or deteriorated condition. In buildings, asbestos fibres are found either firmly or loosely bound in a number of products. Firmly Bound Asbestos is generally found in corrugated sheeting, roof shingles, vinyl floor tiles, flexible building boards and imitation brick cladding. Loosely bound asbestos may be found in older forms of insulation used in heaters and stoves

Excavation:
Dial Before You Dig plays a key role in protecting Australia’s workers, a vast array of underground services, and providing member organisations with invaluable information on excavation activity that affects them. The Dial Before You Dig service is free to the user. The easiest way to lodge an enquiry is via the interactive web service at www.dialbeforeyoudig.com.au.

Transport:
Luckys Scrap Metals provides transport for machinery and equipment to be used for each demolition.