Timmins have been designing and constructing structural steel buildings for over 35 years. However, the team are also on hand when it comes to building demolition and steelwork dismantling. Maintaining the very highest levels of health and safety throughout the process. Ensuring that your building is removed with minimal disruption.
There are some things that you need to take into consideration when it comes to building demolition. Have a browse through our quick guide to make sure you are asking all the right questions before demolition commences.
Duty of care
The first thing to be aware of is that construction companies have a legal ‘duty of care’ when it comes to building demolition. They are responsible for the removal of any waste that they generate on the site. Companies must ensure:
- Waste is stored, recycled or disposed of safely and legally
- A record is kept of all waste transfer, via a signed waste transfer note (WTN) between businesses)
- All WTNs are stored on file for at least 2 years
- Any hazardous waste has to be clearly identified, and a consignment note signed between businesses
- All consignment notes must be held on file for at least 3 years
All of these points must be adhered to whether it is the construction company, or a sub-contractor carrying out the physical building demolition.
Building demolition protocol
This protocol provides an overall framework on how to manage buildings at the end of their lives. It is quite a technical legislation, but the core things you need to be aware of are the documents that need to be provided. Upon demolition of a building. A Demolition Recovery index (DRI), Demolition Bill of Quantities (D-BOQ), and a New Build Recovery Index (NBRI) all need to be produced by the demolition company. As well as complete compliance with general site waste management regulations.
Waste structural steelwork
When the majority of structural steel agricultural and industrial steel frame buildings are deconstructed, the products can be reclaimed. So not all is lost! With over 96% of steel from deconstructed buildings in the UK being recovered, there is certainly no need for it to go to waste. So ask your building demolition company what they propose to do with the steel once finished with it too. It may even be that the steel can be recycled and reused for another structural steel building that you have in mind.