Soft strip & hand demolition within listed buildings
February 5, 2011
Burnfield Demolition has often been asked to complete projects within listed buildings. This provides a challenging environment to work within due to the sensitive surroundings and constraints associated with listed properties.
All of our operatives have extensive experience of using specialist protection equipment and the use of sympathetic machinery to ensure no damage is made to the building. We work closely with the local council building control officers and the client throughout each project to safeguard the building and it’s interior. Main works include the investigation of ceilings and walls for load bearing calculations as often buildings are altered significantly for different use over an extensive timescale without any specific plans being left for interpretation.
A project we are currently working on for one of Scotland’s largest house builders is the conversion of a Convent into luxury flats. The building was originally a Franco-Scot Renaissance lodge built in 1862 and owned by Alexander Bannantyne Stewart an extremely wealthy and successful businessman of his time who was famous for his art and stained glass collection of which the glass still remains, see images. The lodge was converted into a Carmelite Monastery in 1918 and has remained so to this day.