DDS Demolition has extensive experience in explosive demolition. Our team are experts in controlled demolition, having carried out several demolitions for a wide range of commercial, industrial and even residential clients in the UK.
Controlled Explosive Demolition Planning
Controlled demolition using explosives is no doubt a crowd-pleaser, but it is an extraordinary feat of engineering that carries various risks with it. We will use our 40+ years of experience to determine whether there is another way to demolish the property in question, always seeking an alternative route where possible. If not, we will proceed with the demolition and begin planning.
First, we will look at the effects of the demolition on surrounding properties. We will determine the extent of the exclusion zone based on debris and vibrations from the explosion, and we will also liaise with local authorities to organize road closures and relevant permissions required to carry out the demolition.
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Structural engineers will do a comprehensive site survey and identify any weaknesses in the building, and the whole team compile risk assessments for everyone involved in the demolition, including third parties. The infrastructure of nearby buildings is also assessed to ensure they can withstand the effects of the demolition.
2Preparing the Structure
Once we have completed all the necessary planning – which typically takes months - we will then prepare the structure. Glass is removed, as are all fixtures and fittings. We then drill and cut certain points in the building to assist with the agreed-upon blast pattern with the agreed-upon blast pattern.
When the building and surrounding area have been secured, we check weather patterns and, if happy, place the explosives within the building according to the agreed charge patterns. The area is then evacuated and we detonate the explosives. Once demolished, we recycle all the debris and all restrictions within the exclusion zone are lifted.
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