Demolition & Deconstruction

Thompsons of Prudhoe offer a fully comprehensive Demolition, Deconstruction, Decommissioning and Industrial Dismantling service. We specialise in working on high-hazard industrial applications such as petrochemical plants and oil & gas refineries and have the business capacity to deploy our services throughout the UK.

 

We have over 70 years of experience working on all types of demolition and deconstruction projects; 

From initiation, through to practical completion, Thompsons of Prudhoe can provide a turnkey project delivery service which is safe, cost effective and meets the clients’ specification.

Our long-standing and loyal team of demolition professionals can engineer project solutions which are suitable for the project environment and meet all the client and regulatory requirements.

So, whether your project involves small value site clearance works or multi-million-pound complex demolition works, Thompsons have the knowledge, experience, in-house plant and resources along with the financial standing to safely support you during demolition works.

 

Please get in touch today to discuss your project requirements.

 

Our Demolition Services

 

Our three areas of Demolition: Industrial Demolition, Commercial Demolition and Residential Demolition.

 

INDUSTRIAL DEMOLITION

Industrial projects usually include the demolition of the following sites:

  • Petrochemical Plants
  • Pharmaceutical Plants
  • Gas Holders
  • Nuclear Licensed Sites
  • Oil & Gas Refineries/Terminals
  • Food & Beverage Plants

 

COMMERCIAL DEMOLITION

Commercial projects take form in the demolition of the following sites:

  • Schools / Universities
  • Hospitals
  • Shopping Centres
  • Car Parks
  • Government Buildings
  • Industrial Estates

 

RESIDENTIAL DEMOLITION

Residential demolition can vary from performing our services on the following sites:

  • Residential Properties
  • Housing Estates
  • Tower Blocks
  • Garages
  • City Centre Premises

How Much Would A Demolition Service Cost?

How much a demolition service costs is dependent on a number of factors:

  • What is it being demolished?
  • Where is the demolition taking place?
  • How long is the demolition going to take?
  • How many people will this demolition require?
  • What equipment will be used during the demolition?
  • What building materials need to be used?

Once all the above information has been gathered, then we can provide an estimate on costing.

What Is The Process Of A Site Demolition? 

Most site demolition projects will ordinarily follow the below process:

  1. Seal off and secure the site compound so that it is secure and inaccessible to members of the public.
  2. Carry out a pre-demolition survey of the site, including an asbestos survey, hazardous materials survey, structural survey and more.
  3. Ensure the building being demolished is no longer connected to any pipes, wires or cables. This includes water, electric or gas lines. This is known as the isolation of utilities.
  4. Carry out removal of any hazardous waste, whether that be asbestos or other potentially harmful materials or substances.
  5. Begin soft strip demolition. This involves all non-structural elements of the interior and exterior building, leaving nothing but the frame and structure.
  6. Begin superstructure demolition. This involves demolition of the structure and frame of a building. This is potentially the most dangerous part as it is where the large elements of a building will be demolished so must be done so carefully and with the right materials and equipment.
  7. Slab and foundation Demolition. This will see the slab and foundation of a building demolished also once the building itself has been demolished.
  8. Arisings of the demolition. This simply involves removing all smaller elements, debris and demolition waste from the demolition such as grass and hedge cuttings, leaves, small materials and litter.

Our Deconstruction Services

We offer specialised deconstruction services which involves the removal of materials and  components from a building however keeping them so that they can be reused or repurposed in the same or a different construction project. Our turnkey solutions approach allows us to carry out multiple services and focus on brownfield sites where we can provide clients with every stage of a demolition and deconstruction project.

How Much Would A Deconstruction Service Cost?

Just like a demolition service, a deconstruction service price would depend on the following factors:

  • What is it being constructed?
  • Where is the deconstruction taking place?
  • How long is the deconstruction going to take?
  • How many people will this deconstruction require?
  • What equipment will be used during the deconstruction?
  • What is happening with the materials and components after deconstruction?

Once all the above information has been gathered, then we can provide an estimate on costing.

What Is The Process Of A Site Deconstruction? 

A deconstruction process will usually include the following steps:

  1. Secure the area surrounding the item that is being deconstructed.
  2. Carry out a pre-deconstruction risk assessment, identifying what risks will be involved, who may be at risk and how these risks can be mitigated.
  3.  Ensure the item being deconstructed is not interfering with any pipes, wires or cables. This includes water, electric or gas lines. This is known as the isolation of utilities.
  4. Carry out removal of any hazardous waste, whether that be asbestos or other potentially harmful materials or substances.
  5. Begin soft-strip deconstruction, removing any elements that are not part of the structure.
  6. Begin superstructure deconstruction, start taking apart the item carefully so that all components and parts remain intact and able to be reused or repurposed.
  7. Transport all reclaimed materials and components that have been deconstructed to wherever it is they are being reused.

SUSTAINABILITY 

It has long been the policy of Thompsons of Prudhoe to recycle as much of the material that arises from our operations as possible. Not only is this more cost effective, but also helps our clients demonstrate and deliver a sustainable approach to their project delivery.

Our commitment to this can be demonstrated through our Integrated Management System, certified to ISO 14001 (Environment) and ISO 50001 (Energy)

Demolition vs Deconstruction

Deconstructing services are the dismantling of a building in a controlled manner that allows you to be able to reuse the components and materials later on in the project, or for an entirely new project. Whereas demolition is the destruction of a site in a manner that results in the components and materials being fit for no other purpose other than being recycled/disposed of. To find out more about our deconstruction or demolition jobs, head over to our projects.

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Get in touch

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    01661 834 422

     

    Email

    info@thompsonsofprudhoe.com

     

    Address

    Thompsons of Prudhoe
    Princess Way
    Low Prudhoe
    Northumberland
    NE42 6PL