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Demolition Techniques

Demolition of a building or structure requires careful consideration and the support of a dedicated demolition company. Depending on the size and position of the structure, whether it contains asbestos or precious metals, whether it is a steel frame or concrete frame etc, different methods of demolition may be employed to achieve our main goal of a "safe and controlled demolition".

With over a half-century of experience, Metals and Plant have been involved with all manner of demolition projects, from small private properties to large multi-storey buildings, along with more specialised and non standard building types. We are able to efficiently plan and project manage all types of demolition projects and advise on the quickest, safest and most environmentally sound course of action. We utilise structural engineers calculations, building specification, specialist high reach equipment/excavators and occasionally explosive and implosion demolition techniques, depending on the nature of the contract. This allows us to safely dismantle and demolish the most demanding high-rise buildings whilst maintaining our excellent safety and environmental record.

The techniques and environmental implications on demolition activities have changed considerably over recent years and Metals and Plant remain at the forefront of the field, with strict risk assessment regimes, consistently high standards of training and up to the minute plant and equipment. This facilitates the optimisation of Health & Safety regulations as well as increasing the potential for recycling at every stage of the contract. The methods we employ are the most efficient possible, reducing noise and vibration as much as is practically possible, and our environmental policies contribute to our overall high standards and performance.

With a combination of Demolition and Dismantling techniques it permits Metals and Plant to recover/sell the assets and offset the value against the project cost. This makes Metals and Plant very competitive with the cost savings being passed onto the client.

All these factors help enable Metals and Plant to deliver a safe demolition of a structure and effective site clearance ready for the site to accommodate new uses. We have a proven track record of finishing on time, on budget and most of all safely.

What We Cover

For all your demolition needs call us for cost effective quote

Explosion / Implosion
Explosion / Implosion
High Reach Demolition
High Reach Demolition
Conventional Demolition
Conventional Demolition
Manual Demolition
Manual Demolition
Robotic Demolition
Robotic Demolition

What's Included

Here we have a brief breakdown of the individual items which collectively enable Metals and Plant Ltd to offer such a safe high class service.

Site Visit

A Comprehensive and professional site audit will be undertaken to allow all necessary site specific documentation to be produced.

Environmental Assessment

A comprehensive assessment will be undertaken to highlight any potential environmental issues in line with works envisaged to be undertaken.


A detailed task specific COSHH assessment will be undertaken to enable us to highlight any potential asbestos, substances, fumes that might cause a potential hazard.

Contract Lifting Assessment

If lifting operations are required to complete the work safely, a comprehensive survey will be undertaken to then allow a detailed lifting plan to be formulated in line with all current legislation.

Structural Survey / Report

To complete the work safely a structural survey / report may need to be undertaken to highlight any potential structural failings. This then allows all necessary precautions and support systems to be put in place if applicable.

Risk Assessments

A detailed task and site specific risk assessment will be completed to allow the works to be undertaken safely.


A detailed and competitive quotation will be produced with all potential assets from the works being offset to enable the client to receive the lowest possible quote.

Method Statement

A detailed task and site specific method statement will be completed with all current safe working procedures implemented.

Highways Agency

We will deal with all necessary correspondence with relevant government agencies in relation to possible road closures / permits to complete the work safely and legally.


Proof of Metals and Plant's full comprehensive insurance cover will be presented to the client before work commences.

Project Management

The works will be undertaken by highly trained Metals and Plant Ltd personnel who will oversee the contract through to its safe and environmentally friendly completion.

Waste Stream Documentation

All relevant documentation in regards to monitoring the waste streams produced from our site activities will be recorded and presented to the client for their SWMP.

Peglar Yorkshire
British Rail
Ministry Of Defence
Sheffield Forge Masters