Why You Should Hire a Soft Strip Contractor to Help With Your Hospitality Business Renovation

What is Soft Strip Demolition?

Soft strip demolition involves removing all non-structural elements from a building before you embark on a renovation of your hotel or restaurant. The idea is to leave an empty shell, ready for work to begin, without impacting the structural integrity of the building

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What are The Benefits of Hiring a Soft Strip Demolition Contractor Over Completing the Work Yourself?


Enhanced Safety

One of the biggest things a professional soft strip demolition contractor will bring to the table is safety. Demolition work can be hazardous if not performed correctly, and many projects can run into unforeseen safety issues if demolition is not properly planned for and carried out. Any risk factors will be identified prior to work being carried out, with clear method statements set out to ensure a safe soft strip demolition process. This can include identification and thus safe removal and disposal of hazardous waste such as asbestos.

Soft strip contractors prioritise safety measures to protect everyone involved in the process as well as the property itself. This reduces the risk of accidents and ensures a secure working environment throughout the project. Inadequate control of construction dust produced during the soft strip demolition process is associated with a myriad of health problems including COPD and lung cancer - a contractor will ensure the use of RPE (respiratory protective equipment) and dust suppression water tanks as well as the presence of adequate ventilation.

Ensured Compliance

There are a lot of building regulations and compliance requirements involved in soft strip demolition, and it can be hard to know and understand them all. The safety measures listed above are required by the HSE (Health & Safety Executive). Other safety measures for activities involved in demolition such as working at height (using scaffolding or a ladder) or manual handling are also required. 

Waste removal is another area of soft strip demolition which is highly regulated, and costs can be quite high. It must be done legally, safely, and responsibly in order to minimise the impact on the environment and to avoid incurring fines. A contractor will be able to advise on the best way to have your demolition waste removed; this could require the services of a specialist waste disposal company.

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Improved Sustainability

Soft strip demolition contractors focus on keeping any reusable components of your property, reducing the amount that will end up in landfill. Interior structures and fittings are carefully dismantled, allowing for the salvage and reuse of materials like wood and metal. Even concrete can be ground up and reused. 

As mentioned above, a soft strip contractor will implement efficient waste management practices, including the sorting, recycling, and proper disposal of demolition debris. Diverting these recyclable materials away from landfills not only decreases the fees you’ll have to pay for disposal but also reduces the overall carbon footprint of the project. 

Better Efficiency

Soft strip contractors are equipped with the necessary tools and techniques to complete the demolition phase of your restaurant or café renovation quickly and efficiently. As experts at what they do, they will already have a clear process in place for how they carry out soft strip demolitions, including which parts of the demolition are likely to take the longest. 

A soft strip contractor will be able to advise you on when you can begin to bring in other trades, for example to build new walls, begin electrical or plumbing work, or to lay flooring. They may be able to finish the soft strip demolition process on one area of your property first, so you can begin renovating it whilst they finish their work on another area.

This comes together to decrease the amount of time the demolition part of your renovation project will take, bringing you ever-closer to that reopening date!

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More Cost-effectiveness

Soft strip out contractors will assess your property before carrying out the work in order to identify any elements which could be reused, resold, or donated. They will then be able to carefully remove these elements, such as furniture, bathroom and kitchen fittings, and equipment and machinery. At The Hotel Clearance Company, we remove and store these assets before selling them on your behalf, either to our ‘little black book’ of buyers, or at auction to achieve the highest return for you.

Hiring a professional soft strip demolition contractor will also save you money in the long run by mitigating costly mistakes and delays. 

Higher Quality

There will always be a difference in quality when you have a professional soft strip contractor involved in your demolition process than when you’re simply giving it a go yourself. Different materials require different techniques and approaches, and you may end up accidentally removing more than you intended or damaging something you were planning to keep. 

A soft strip demolition contractor will use specialist tools to remove things around your property without impacting the overall structural integrity of the building and without damaging anything else. They take pride in their workmanship and strive to deliver high quality results, which means you’ll be left with the perfect base upon which to begin your hospitality renovation.

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Soft Strip Demolition with The Hotel Clearance Company

If you're looking for a reliable, experienced company to help with your soft strip demolition needs, look no further than The Hotel Clearance Company. We offer tailored solutions that meet the specific needs of our clients, with a team committed to providing exceptional service levels, efficient project management, and eco-friendly disposal solutions.

Our asset valuation services mean we can help you offset the cost of your clearance project by identifying valuable items that can be sold through private treaty sales or auctions.

If you're interested in learning more about our services, please don't hesitate to get in touch. You can reach us by phone at 020 8123 8241 or by our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you soon!