What are the different types of demolition services?

5th August 2021 by ProDEM

Demolition is all about removing existing structures and buildings so the land can be used for another purpose. There are several types of demolition available to you, with the most common option being to tear down entire structures. In some cases, clients only require a part of a building removing or the interior demolishing. If you’re wondering what are the different types of demolition services, read on. 

Complete demolition


Demolition Services in NottinghamWith complete or total demolition, we demolish the entire structure. Complete demolition is often necessary when something brand new is to go on the site. This can include everything from a new housing estate or a retail unit to a new school or hospital.

Partial demolition

There are many reasons why one of our clients may only require partial or selective demolition services. For instance, one section of a building may be dangerous to use or no longer fit for purpose, whilst the rest of the structure remains safe and functional. You may also need a partial demolition service if you’re in charge of a listed building and you can’t demolish all of it. It’s common for our clients to request partial demolition so they can rebuild part of their site with better materials and facilities.

Interior-only demolition

When people ask us what are the different types of demolition services, they are often don’t expect to hear that we offer interior-only demolition. From time to time, we are asked to demolish the interior of a building only so the exterior is protected. This work can include the demolition of ceilings, walls, and partitions. This option can be ideal for those that wish to remove problem areas or free up space for more facilities.

Dismantling and deconstruction

Some of our clients require us to carefully deconstruct or dismantle buildings. This is so they can then recycle or reuse various parts. This work is more labour-intensive and time-consuming than a simple explosion.

High-reach structure demolition

Demolition in Nottingham

Explosives are often necessary to demolish high-reach structures such as tower blocks. This work requires careful planning so that the structure simply collapses in on itself, protecting the wider environment.

How can demolition be carried out safely and effectively?

Demolition work should be carried out by experienced professionals who can identify the best and most suitable approach for the job. Health and Safety regulations need to be followed to the letter, and a great deal of expertise is needed if the building or structure is to be destroyed safely, in line with demolition laws.

Planning a demolition

Many factors need consideration before demolition work takes place. The work needs discussing with the local authority and the owner of the site. Specific parts of the building may need protection, and safety standards will need to be watertight. You will need to book a survey to identify potential risks and challenges. Asbestos remains a big concern during demolition works as it is present in many pre-1999 buildings.

Complying with demolition regulations

Everyone involved in the project must comply with the Construction Regulations (such as CDM 2015) before any work begins, and the local authority must provide their approval. We may need to remove hazardous materials such as asbestos from your site before we can start the demolition process.

How long do buildings usually last before being demolished?

What happens to the building materials during demolition

Whilst some buildings remain in use for hundreds of years, most only have a lifespan of up to a century. Once buildings reach these limits, they are likely to become more dangerous to use or live in. They may also cause problems for buildings located near them. Buildings often need demolishing because they are no longer as stable. Replacing the building may be more desirable than replacing it.

Why choose ProDEM?

There are many great reasons for choosing ProDEM when you require demolition contractors and demolition in Nottingham or Leicester. We have been a leading player in our field for many years, always leaving our clients satisfied with the quality of our work. Our team always follow the strictest of guidelines to ensure that our demolition services are carried out safely. We are also passionate about protecting the environment, ensuring that nothing we do affects it adversely. 

A safe and effective service

We have expertise in all aspects of safe, effective demolition, with our team demolishing a diverse range of structures over the years. We are confident we can provide the outcome you require no matter what your needs are. ProDEM is the leading service for demolition in Nottingham, and Leicester. What’s more is that we’re able to offer some of the most competitive prices for Midlands demolition work on the market, without ever forcing you to compromise on quality.

Asbestos removal specialists

As we mentioned above, many of the buildings that require demolishing are likely to harbour hazardous asbestos. This is because most of these were built when asbestos was frequently used during construction projects. It wasn’t until the late 1990s that this dangerous material finally became illegal. We can safely remove asbestos from any building. 

We can also provide you with a free site survey and written quote to help you get the best quality and value for money. All of our work is fully guaranteed.

Contact us 

If you’re still wondering what are the different types of demolition services, get in touch today. Give us a call on 0115 775 0307 (Nottingham), 0116 430 0273 (Leicester),  or 0114 419 0247 (Sheffield). You can also reach us by completing the form on our site. Demolish an entire building or part of your structure safely with us.