H Smith has vast experience at taking things apart, it is our bread and butter! We have been operating in congested city centre environments since our formation over 50 years ago. Our core business activities involve the careful and considerate de-construction of medium and high rise buildings with public interfaces and adjoining buildings on all sides.
There are many situations where demolishing a building cannot simply be done with explosions or brute force. This is where our vast experience and technical expertise allows us to keep people in the vicinity safe whilst meeting our Client's exact requirements.
As a company there are many services we can offer, excavating and grubbing out existing foundations is one of them. Often as part of our demolition operations our Clients will also require us to remove the substructure below ground. This is something we have the necessary experience and expertise to undertake are happy to include as part of larger projects.
We can also undertake other aspects of Groundwork and Lansdscaping, along with archeological excavations if the need should arise on certain sites.
Please see our 'Services' section for more information on our Excavation operations located under the Demolition section.
We all are very aware these days that Asbestos was a bad idea for industrial use and we will continue with our efforts to help rid the country of this dangerous substance. H Smith has a standalone Asbestos division with our own in house labour team. These qualified professionals can deal with all of your Asbestos removal and abatement needs. We work to the recognised ISO 14001 standard in all of our operations and hold a current, full Asbestos Licence and Waste Carriers Licence. We can offer Nuclear Decontamination and Decommissioning services and welcome the opportunity to demonstrate to clients our innovative approach in this area. Please see our Environmental section on the Services page for more information. In particular Nuclear related services are in our Demolition section of the Services page.
Perhaps more prevalent in innercity projects the need for facade retention schemes is increasingly required to preserve all or part of listed, historic, unique structures. Facade retention is an area we are very knowledgable of and our In-House Structural Engineering Department, headed up by our Technical Director William Hepburn, design all aspects of temporary work systems including surveys, design drawings, calculations and monitoring of the retained structure.
Please see our Engineering, Facade Support, Temporary & Permanent Works section on our Services page for more information.
With vast amounts of urban regeneration happening all over the country, there are many times when outdated structures or large buildings are given the go ahead for demolition. Controlled demolition via the implosion method is the simplest way to bring something down if the circumstances are right.
H Smith have in the past worked on numerous projects where explosive techniques have been used and we are keen to expand on our current portfolio.
More information is available on our 'Services' page under the Demolition section.
We don't just knock things down you know.......we are also pretty good at putting things back up!
Steel & Concrete Permanent Works often form a vital part of our service and we have wide ranging experience in their installation.
Please see our 'Construction' section on our Services page for more information.