Soft Stripping & Internal Demolition Birmingham

PBM conduct full internal demolition and soft strip works, removing fixtures and fittings across the West Midlands.

On both large and small demolition projects, there is often a requirement for crushed hardcore materials to remain on site as part of the future works.

Competent soft strip demolition professionals leave a clean slate for a new interior, removing, sorting and safely disposing of outdated or unsuitable features. With PBM’s internal demolition crew, buildings are reduced to structural frames quickly and safely.

What is Soft Strip / Internal Demolition?

Internal demolition, strip out or soft strip demolition works involve the removal of all non-structural elements of a building’s interior. Soft strip works can also remove non-essential parts of the exterior. The goal of a soft strip is to leave only the structural framework of the building in a state ready for refurbishment or remodelling. In some cases, strip-outs are performed to salvage materials and equipment before a full demolition.

During a soft strip construction project, we carefully remove items such as:

  • Fixtures & Fittings
  • Furniture
  • Equipment and machinery
  • Internal walls
  • Cladding
  • Flooring
  • Glazing
  • Ceilings
  • Escalators and Lift systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Temporary structures

Certain features need to be dismantled by an expert, such as escalators and other machinery. PBM manage specialist engineers who work to a high standard to complete the job properly. To reduce wastage during remodelling, our team can maintain the useability of fixtures and equipment to be reused at the owners’ request. We separate waste to make sure as much can be recycled as possible.

Commercial Strip Outs – Internal Demolition for Commercial Buildings

PBM’s experienced operatives have also stripped and dismantled escalators and lifts, often safely segregated from a live shopping mall. With temporary screening and good planning, we can secure dust, noise and vibration away from the public.

This may mean scheduling works for early mornings or evenings, when fewer people are using the space, to reduce the impact of noise as an environmental stressor.

What are the safety measures involved in Soft Strip Demolition?

We undertake careful planning, surveys and HSE risk assessments to ensure a safe environment for all those on and around the site. Following HSE guidelines and ensuring regular safety briefings are delivered and followed are standards in all of our demolition works. With soft-strip in particular, we take measures to avoid common risks to health and safety. These include:

High levels of dust

  • Screen areas to prevent the spread of dust,
  • Proper respiratory protective equipment, properly used, to avoid dust inhalation
  • Water suppression or on-tool extraction to remove airborne dust
  • Ensuring there is enough ventilation
  • Supervision

Noise & Vibration

  • Proper PPE for ears, including ear defenders
  • Working with customers to ensure noisy work is kept to times when the impact of noise would be least disruptive

Hazardous Materials & Asbestos Removal

  • Asbestos-trained team
  • Recognising the signs of asbestos and other harmful substances
  • A rigorous asbestos removal and disposal process designed around safety for all.

Work with PBM Birmingham Demolition Contractors for Soft Stripping and Internal Demolition

On multiple sites in the West Midlands, our soft-strip demolition team have managed successful works as principal contractors. We aim to leave our customers with a usable, sound structure for remodelling or retrofitting. With all clients, we prioritise communication and safety so that everything is streamlined and certain. Previous clients often commend our professionalism, reliability and consideration for the public in reviews, and we’re confident that they’re satisfied with our soft strip services.

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