At Sydney City Rubbish, we’ve performed office strip-outs all over Sydney. We’ve worked with a range of different businesses and organisations, on strip-outs large and small. Through that experience, we’ve learned a lot.
Arguably the most crucial lesson we impart to clients is the importance of using an expert contractor. Anything less can result in an incredibly poor quality strip-out, along with damage, added financial cost, and even an increased risk of injury on site.
Now, we’re going to take a much closer look at what constitutes an office strip-out, along with all the other primary aspects of the job.
What is an office strip-out?
An office strip-out is the act of removing certain aspects of an office space. Usually, it’s a previously completed fit-out. The demolition project may involve one room only, or it may consist of pulling out everything in the office, so that the tenant or owner can start fresh.
When do you need an office strip-out?
Many commercial clients are required to strip-out their existing office at the end of their lease agreement. This is referred to as the make good clause, whereby they must return the space to its original condition. In other cases, we partly demolish offices for organisations who want to refurbish their space, or remove the entire fit-out so that they can start with a blank canvas.
At times, we may also perform a strip-out for a business that has additional needs for their office. For example, they may have experienced a large amount of growth in staff numbers. They then require more desk space, so other elements of their office must be pulled out to make way, such as meeting rooms and breakout rooms.
What is included in an office strip-out?
A strip-out might involve pulling out workstations from just one room in your office… or it might involve demolishing the whole original fit-out! We find that the most common elements we remove during a Sydney office strip-out are:
– Desks and workstations
– Floor finishes like carpet and carpet tiles
– Lighting fixtures
– Signs and artwork
– Chairs, sofas and other furniture
– Desk partitions and larger partitions
– Meeting rooms
– Breakout rooms
– Wiring and other electrical
– Wall and ceiling insulation
– Data cabling and phone lines
– False ceilings
– Heating and cooling systems
– All of the waste that an office fit-out produces!
As you can see, there are many elements that may well be removed during an office demolition and strip-out. A project might include the removal of all of these components, or only a few. It really depends on the clients requirements.
What kind of waste is produced by office demolition?
Office strip-out waste is an issue. Much of the waste produced by commercial demolition cannot be recycled, or is not recycled. As you’d probably guess, most office strip-out waste is similar to that found on a building site, due to the fact that the materials are essentially the same.
When we remove desks, floors, electrical components, plumbing and more, we end up with:
– Timber waste, from desks, framing, and other furniture
– Metal waste, such as aluminium partitions, workstations and piping
– Tiles from wet areas like bathrooms and kitchens
– Old furniture, which is typical office junk
– Floor coverings, like laminate, carpet and much more.
Every year, the building and demolition industry in Australia produces more than 20 million tonnes of waste. A significant portion of this waste comes from strip-out and demolition in the commercial sector, including office strip-outs. Therefore, it’s important that we improve the way we dispose of and recycle this waste.
Where does the strip-out waste go?
As we mentioned in the previous paragraph, most office strip-out waste ends up in landfill. This is less than ideal. A lack of sustainable action means that this waste inevitably impacts the environment in a negative way. The good news is that much of the waste is recyclable… it just requires the commitment of the strip-out contractor or rubbish removal specialist.
At Sydney City Rubbish, we always prioritise a sustainable and eco-friendly approach to each office strip-out project in Sydney. That means that we separate waste as it is produced, and then make every effort to ensure it is recycled or even repurposed. We work with certified recycling facilities in Sydney, which make the process much more efficient.
It’s worth ask your office strip-out contractor about their sustainable practices, because we all need to make an effort to lessen our impact on the environment. If you have any questions about sustainability, we’re here to answer them.
Why is experience so valuable?
In any Sydney rubbish removal project, experience is incredibly important. At Sydney City Rubbish, we have experience in spades. Our past jobs have taught us a lot, from safe practices, to fine tuning our techniques when using certain tools. All of this experience combines to make our Sydney office strip-out services swifter and smoother.
When looking for the right contractor, you must consider experience. A good way to gauge their past experience is by checking reviews on Google or social media. An experienced company will have many reviews, reflecting many (hopefully successfully) completed past jobs. You’ll be able to see exactly what past clients think of the services provided.
At Sydney City Rubbish, we’re incredibly proud of the experience that our workers and our company as a whole has collected over the years. We now know full well what makes a quality office strip-out in Sydney, and are supremely confident in saying that we are experts in our field.
Why you need Sydney City Rubbish for your office strip-out
Need a Sydney office strip-out? You deserve to work with the experts. Anything less could be putting the premises at risk of damage, and might end up costing you a lot more than it should. An experienced, professional contractor on the other hand, knows exactly how to get the job done swiftly, safely and efficiently.
If you’re looking for the best Sydney office strip-out or demolition, get in touch with Sydney City Rubbish today. We can’t wait to hear from you.