Building a new office block
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Building a new office block

We have a big site at work but after the company expanded we were running very short on office space. Most of our accounts team was in a demountable office and they were really hot in summer and cold in winter. It was so much better for the whole team once we got the new office block built on site. This blog talks about the process of building a new office block, including the design and construction of a block for your team. I hope it will be useful for anyone looking to build a new office block on their site.

Building a new office block

Two Tips to Follow When Hiring a Demolition Contractor

Troy Medina

Below are some tips you should follow if you need to hire a demolition contractor.

Find one who can clear away the rubble for you

Not all demolition contractors include the clearing away of the rubble in their demolition fee; this is mostly because not every client wants the rubble removed. Some, for example, may want to rummage through it for building materials they can reuse or sell. However, if you don't plan to use any of the rubble that the contractor will create when they perform the demolition, then you should pick a contractor who either includes this service in their demolition fee or who offers it as an extra service.

People who have never been involved in demolition projects before often underestimate not only how much rubble this process generates, but also how heavy, messy and hazardous these demolished materials can be. If you don't use the demolition contractor's clearance service, and you need the demolition site cleared quickly so you can sell the land or start building something on it, you may find that you have to put these plans on hold, due to how long it will take you to get rid of all of the rubble. By ensuring this final task is dealt with by the demolition contractor, you can get started on your next project immediately after they and their team have left.

Check their portfolio of past demolition projects

Like most types of contractors, demolition contractors often have portfolios of their work. It's important to view the portfolio of the contractor you wish to hire, as this will tell you how safely, tidily and efficiently they work.

For example, if the photos of their previous demolitions show that they employed plenty of safety measures (for instance, if the photos show clear exclusion zones, lots of high-visibility safety signage and the entire team wearing hard-hats) and if they show you a timeline of images that indicate that they finished each demolition quickly, and it's clear that they kept each site as tidy as possible, with several rubble-free walkways, then it's likely that they will do a very satisfactory job if they demolish your structure.

If you're unfamiliar with demolition work, viewing the contractor's images of other demolitions they performed on buildings that are similar to yours will also give you a better idea of how much dust and rubble you can expect this work to create. This will then allow you to forewarn the occupants of any adjacent properties about this mess if you need to.