PeterStarck

The Last of the Demolition

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After we dismantled the bungalow we were left with 45 to 50 tonnes of mixed concrete, bricks and blocks along with around 10 tonnes of footings that needed digging out and removing from site. We finally found a groundworks company that would bring a concrete crusher to site and crush the mixed rubble from 50mm down to dust and dig out the footings and remove. We asked three companies for quotes which came in at £4320, £2154 and £1390. The only one that would crush on site to the size we wanted, rather than remove everything and bring in crushed concrete, was the cheapest so we went with them. We have seen what some suppliers bring in as crushed concrete and it’s crap. It took a day to crush around 35 tonnes of the best of the rubble and another to break out the footings and remove along with the remainder of the rubble. They were a company we would definitely recommend which was nice to be able to say.

 

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43 minutes ago, RandAbuild said:

I bet that thing made some noise, Peter!

You're not wrong there :), although worth it for the savings.

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1 hour ago, RandAbuild said:

I bet that thing made some noise, Peter!

 

Wouldn't have been many names on a neighbour's petition! :)

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I see the crusher seems to be available to hire - would that have been a cheaper option?  I guess you would have had to load it by hand that way, but it would depend on what sort of saving could be made as to whether it was worth it.

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10 hours ago, Square Feet said:

I see the crusher seems to be available to hire - would that have been a cheaper option?  I guess you would have had to load it by hand that way, but it would depend on what sort of saving could be made as to whether it was worth it.

There was a substantial saving by having it crushed on site rather than having it all removed and new recycled type1 brought in. It would have taken several days to load it by hand and a broken back!

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