Hertfordshire is a beautiful place to live and is home to many historical buildings and landmarks that add to the popularity of the city. However, not all of the older buildings in the area are in good condition and many are scheduled for demolition to allow new buildings and developments. This process of building demolition in Hertfordshire involves several different steps or phases, something that many people may not have realised.
The first element or phase in the process of building demolition in Hertfordshire is an inspection or survey to determine if there is any asbestos present. Most older buildings will contain some asbestos in different building materials. Experts in surveying for asbestos can quickly determine if a more detailed survey is required.
Asbestos may be found in a variety of different building materials. When a full demolition in Hertfordshire is requested the company has to first ensure that all asbestos containing materials are removed according to the appropriate laws and requirements for safe removal and disposal. This means a full testing of the building and isolation of the areas that contain asbestos.
Areas of Asbestos Concern
Asbestos can be found in all types of older residential as well as commercial buildings. The company providing the demolition in Hertfordshire will test for the presence of asbestos, which can be found in all systems through the building, including pipes, cladding, bath-panels and other building materials. It can also be found in composite products such as flooring, window sills, roof-felts, sink pads and the list goes on and on.
Once the asbestos has been located, it can then be safely removed using the appropriate and approved method. This then clears the way for the actual demolition and the removal of materials from the demolition site. This will be done safely and with a specific plan in place to minimize the disruption to the surrounding buildings, landscape and residential areas if so located.
The company that you contract with for your demolition in Hertfordshire will outline in detail the specific steps in your demolition project. As the company will be following regulations and laws with regards to the handling of hazardous material, the asbestos, these steps are essential and will be completed prior to the physical removal of the structure.