When it comes to carrying out a demolition project, you should always ensure you partner with an experienced and qualified demolition services provider. At Jett Earthmoving, we can oversee every aspect of the demolition procedure from start to finish, and are available to conduct works on projects all across Sydney including the Northern Beaches and Mosman council areas. Reach out to our team today for more information and an obligation free quote.

The most important step - contact the right contractor

The day has finally arrived and your structure has been torn down. The question now is, what are you going to do with all this rubble and waste? You should always ensure that demolition waste is transported and disposed of safely and arrangements should be in place well before the day of the demolition. As an end-to-end demolition services provider, Jett Earthmoving can arrange for the removal and disposal of all waste materials, leaving you to get on with the rebuilding or repurposing process.

Plan for effective disposal of demolition waste

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Determine the method of demolition

There are several modern methods of demolition that can be utilised to bring down a structure. Depending on your demolition plan, you may have a few options to choose from. The most common means of demolition are manual demolition, mechanical demolition, induced collapse, and, of course, using explosives. At Jett Earthmoving, we specialise in mechanical demolition, which involves the use of excavators and other heavy machinery to dismantle a structure. We find this is ideal for small to medium sized structures and it is the preferred method for residential demolitions.

Ensure there are no hazardous materials on-site

For the safekeeping of the surrounding environment, eco-system, and any nearby neighbours, the next phase of the demolition procedure involves the identification and removal of hazardous materials. This can involve anything that may be inside the structure or incorporate part of the building itself that has the potential to pose a safety risk. The main culprit under this category, especially in residential demolition, is asbestos. Should any hazardous materials be identified, you must ensure that specialists are contracted to oversee its safe removal and disposal.

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A step-by-step guide to demolition

June 5, 2022

When it comes to carrying out the successful demolition of a building or structure, most people think it’s as simple as going at it with heavy machinery or scattering about some explosives. In reality, the demolition procedure is quite a complex and lengthy one which, as an experienced demolition services provider, we at Jett Earthmoving know all too well. Demolition of existing buildings is a highly specialised task that requires expertise to get the task completed safely and in the optimum time frame. We’ve put together some of the major steps that need to be taken across most forms of demolition before the actual work is carried out.

Create a demolition plan

Before you begin dismantling a structure, you need to get to know it a little better. A thorough assessment of the site must occur before commencing a demolition project. Things to take into consideration during this initial stage include the location, type, size, and behaviour of the structure, as well as the level of safety required and the type of equipment that will need to be used.

Secure the necessary approvals

In New South Wales, a demolition project, regardless of the structure, is classed as a development and will require the appropriate approvals before work can commence. This part of the demolition procedure –while by no means the most glamourous – is a non-negotiable step to having your project completed.

There are two means by which you can obtain the correct approvals. The first involves applying for Development Approval (DA) from your local council. Legislations vary depending on your council area so the application process is not always the same, which means it’s always best to check beforehand. The alternative means of acquiring approvals is to have a Complying Development Certificate (CDC) arranged via your demolition contractor. Be aware that the processing periods for these approvals can take up to 21 days.

Disconnect utilities

While you wait for approvals to come through, it’s a good opportunity to carry out the next step in the demolition procedure - utility disconnection. Whatever is currently hooked up to the structure, whether it be gas, electricity, or even broadband, you need to make sure it is disconnected. If there are air conditioning units on-site, you also need to ensure they are professionally degassed prior to demolition.

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