Demolition can be a noisy and messy business. If you are planning to have a property demolished, you may be wondering about the steps demolition contractors will take to limit the impact of the work on your neighbours. This article details the steps which can be taken during demolition work to protect those who live nearby. Read on to discover more.
One of the first steps you can take is to minimise dust by using a misting system. This uses a water pump that is mounted near the top of a building. The water is then sprayed into the atmosphere around the building during demolition work. The drops of water trap dust and other particles and bring them down to the ground. This prevents dust from escaping from the property and dropping onto neighbouring properties and motor vehicles.
Rubber lining bin chutes and skips
Walls surrounding bins and skip containers should be lined with rubber to prevent the noise caused by items falling into them from disturbing neighbours. The walls at the base of these bins should also be lined with rubber, along with the front lip of the skip container, to reduce noise levels when loading and unloading items into it.
Erecting shields around neighbouring properties is another way of protecting them from damage. These shields are made out of sheet metal and wood. The shields are linked to scaffolding or the building so they remain secured in place when work is being carried out. If any items such as bricks, planks of wood or other debris are propelled through the air during the demolition, the shields can help to stop them before they reach a neighbouring property resulting in damage.
Limit working hours
For demolition work to go ahead without disturbing neighbours, always contact the local council first. The best way of avoiding nuisance neighbours is to make sure you have permission from the local council. This can include contacting them before starting any work, obtaining a no-objection letter and undertaking work between 7 am and 7 pm with as little noise as possible. By avoiding work during anti-social hours such as the nighttime when people are trying to sleep, you can help neighbours to maintain their quality of life during the demolition.
If you would like to find out more about this topic, you should make contact with a local demolition team today. A member of the team will be happy to answer any questions you may have.