Seven Top Tips for a Sydney Office Strip-Out

Are you about to commence an office strip-out in Sydney?

This kind of project comes with plenty to think about, and there are many elements required to ensure the office defit runs as smoothly as possible. At Sydney City Rubbish, we’re office strip-out and demolition experts. Therefore, we fully understand what makes an office defit work… and what to avoid!

Here are our seven top tips for a successful Sydney office strip-out.

Health and safety is number one

The wellbeing of you, your people and your strip-out contractors must always be the top priority. As we’ve seen in the news in recent years, the demolition and construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries in all of Australia. Tens of thousands of accidents and injuries occur every year, and the unfortunate truth is that most of them are avoidable.

The four most common accidents on building and demolition sites are:

– Falls
– Electrocution
– Getting caught in machinery
– Being struck by an object.

Lacerations are also very common, meaning extra care must always be taken when using power tools or other sharp objects. If you and your employees are considering undertaking an office strip-out operation yourselves, you simply must be prepared.

At Sydney City Rubbish, our highly-trained staff are always equipped with the latest personal protective equipment (PPE), meaning that they are prepared for everything. They are trained in the use of all tools and equipment, thereby minimising the chance of accident due to lack of training.

Open communication with your landlord

There’s nothing worse than commencing an office strip-out, only to find that the landlord didn’t exactly approve the works. If you’ve found yourself in this situation, you’re inevitably going to be out of pocket a large sum of money.

Many of our clients are completing a strip-out at the behest of their landlord, thanks to a makegood obligation that appears in their commercial lease. However, many more commit to an office defit so that they have a blank slate with which to work when redesigning their office space. If it’s the latter, you must ensure that you have combed through all of the particulars with your landlord, and ensure that they are fully aware of all the works that will be taking place.

If you do need to open negotiations with your landlord, an expert commercial tenant advisor is a must. Niche Tenant Advisory have years of experience in working hard to deliver exceptional terms for clients. When it comes to an office strip-out project, they can ensure that your landlord fully understands all the works that will take place, and that they won’t try to see some financial gain from the situation.

Think about professional rubbish removal

During an office defit, all kinds of waste materials will need to be removed from your job site. You may consider doing it yourself, but really, that will only lead to further problems. Trying to deal with demolition waste alone is a recipe for disaster, because it will cost you and your people time, money and could result in an accident.

Even if you decide to conduct the strip-out yourself (which we wholeheartedly advise against), you should hire a Sydney rubbish removal company to handle your demolition waste. This will save you time and money in the long run, along with eliminating the risk of injury to you or your employees. At Sydney City Rubbish, we’re the experts in removing office defit junk. We deal with it swiftly and safely, and ensure the most environmentally friendly outcome possible.

The right tools are required

To perform an office defit effectively, safely and without causing damage to the existing structure, you do need the right tools. During a demolition and strip-out operation, we usually utilise the following tools and equipment:

– Sledgehammer
– Multi-tools
– Ladders
– Snips
– Crowbar
– Various power tools.

In addition, these tools and equipment must all be of high quality and perfectly maintained. If they are not, it will be far more difficult to complete the job efficiently and safely. At Sydney City Rubbish, we always use the latest and most reliable equipment available, and our people know exactly how to get the job done.

We also utilise large trucks and crane trucks, for lifting and moving exceedingly heavy junk items. At Sydney City Rubbish, we can do it all!

Plan thoroughly

Planning is a critical part of the office strip-out or office demolition process, particularly if the office in question is a large space. You will need to first identify which areas are included in the strip-out, create an order of which tasks will be done first and work closely with your Sydney office defit company to plan each stage.

By ensuring that you have planned out your office strip-out, you’ll be ensuring that the entire operation runs smoothly, minimising spend in terms of both money and time. What’s more, a carefully planned operation is much safer for all those involved, particularly when you’re working with the best office strip-out company in Sydney.

Get the necessary approvals for your office demolition operation

A strip-out or demolition project may well require approval before commencement. For example, you may well need council approval before any works begin. What’s more, the strip-out and subsequent fit-out must always meet local council building regulations. You will certainly require a CDC before any works begin, and obviously, approval must be obtained from your building owner and manager.

Let the professionals handle it!

This might be the last tip on the list, but it’s also the most beneficial. You should always hire the professionals for your Sydney office strip-out, demolition or defit project. Put simply, you’ll be saving yourself plenty of time, a lot of hassle, and we’ll do the job to the highest standard. At Sydney City Rubbish, we’re here to help. Get in touch with us today.

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