What is Site Clearance? Everything You Need To Know

Site clearance is the process of removing waste as a way of making sure that an area is free from hazardous material and any other obstacles or huge mess as part of preparing the area for a construction or demolition project.When working with a professional team, they use heavy machinery that fast tracks the work and they are responsible for the safe disposal of all waste on the land.

Here at Busters Group, we offer site clearance services and competent waste management solutions for contaminated waste, asbestos and other chemical waste.

What is the purpose of Site Clearance?

Getting rid of debris, equipment not in use and abandoned buildings is the main point of doing land clearance. The top surface of the soil which can not be built on if your planning a construction project is also removed.

Everyone on the Busters Group team understands the importance of protecting the environment and ecological system, so we all strive to carry all our work in the most environmentally friendly way. We have the highest recycling rate for different wastes and process concrete, brick and other mixed soil materials into recycled products for reuse.

Why is Site Clearance so important?

Land clearance is important for safety reasons if your land is contaminated but also an effective way of preparing your land for new projects. To start construction efficiently it's advisable to use trained professionals to fast track your work. When you contact us at the Busters Group to work on your project, you get the right machinery for the job and an efficient and environmental conscious team with a wide range of skills for commercial and domestic clearance services.

What does the process of Site Clearance include?

Before the actual clearance begins, experienced surveyors from Busters Group will assess your land and its conditions and prepare different project documents that will indicate the following:

  • Big risks for the project and mitigation actions
  • Ground conditions present on the land
  • The best effective methods for doing the work
  • Direction and order of waste removal
  • Identify potential environmental effects of the project and how to deal with them
  • Get all the necessary regulator paperwork

What are the legal requirements involved with Site Clearance?

If your using Busters Group to do the work for you, you don't have to worry about being on the wrong side of the law. We follow all legal requirements and are licensed to handle any type of waste, remove and dispose of it or send hazardous waste to licensed a landfill.

Contact our experienced team today to get a quote or free survey by submitting a form on our website and we will call you back.

What is a site clearance certificate?

It's a document that explains how materials will be handled, disposed of and recycled or reused after the project finishes.

Step By Step Guide To Site Preparation

Site preparation carried out by professionals can guarantee the safety and readiness of the land for new work projects and failing to do so could result in delays that can negatively affect the whole construction project.

Here is what you should expect from a site preparation process:

1. Conduct A Site Investigation Survey

This first step can help identify the right and safe place to build on the land. An extensive survey by a professional can offer the best insight into the land for workers and collaborate the building plans if they fit with the area in question.

Surveys are broken down into three parts to fit different projects:

  • Ground investigation survey that collects data of the ground beneath the area to identify any potential hazards.
  • Refurbishment and Demolition Survey when working on demolishing existing buildings.
  • Dilapidation Survey that assesses existing buildings for damages and future damages.

2. Site Clearance

To have empty clear space, the land should be prepared by removing underground infrastructure, ruble, harmful soils and demolishing existing constructions.

3. Assess The Waste / Materials

After clearance, the waste materials must be assessed to see how much can be recycled to re-use in the project or on another one. At Busters Group we have the highest recycling rate because we care about the environment.

4. How do you classify hazardous materials?

Hazardous materials are categorised based on their properties: biological, chemical and physical. Examples of such water include asbestos, pesticides and batteries. At Busters Group we handle and dispose of all types of waste with complete adherence to all safety regulations.

5. Designing Your Site From The Bottom Up

This design will offer future insight into what underground fixtures exist in the area.

Preparing the land

If your planning on a construction project, preparing the land can save you time, energy and money and guarantee smooth coordination of the plan. Here is how you can do your project justice:

Land Clearance and Site Clearance

By clearing rubble and waste from the area you can remove any obstacles that can affect the work once it begins.

Preparing the ground

Apart from removing the surface waste, the ground might need to have tree stumps removed and soil tested to see if it has harmful materials that can affect any new building.

Using the right equipment

The right machinery can save time, energy and money. Our team has the right equipment for any job we get.

Safety first on the clearance site

All workers are given and advice to wear protective gear to ensure their safety so you don't get backtracked for any injuries that could occur. The working area will also be covered with appropriate signs and boundaries to safeguard the lives of people.

Cleaning up afterwards

No waste should be fly-tipped to avoid any legal damages. If the waste is treated on-site, we will transfer it to a landfill for proper disposal.

How long does clearing a site take?

The length of time that site clearance can take depends on how much work the site needs. But site clearance service companies can do the work quicker than if you do it on your own. Here at Busters Group, we offer nationwide site clearance services on domestic and commercial sites.

What is involved in site clearance?

Site clearance work involves clearing waste or rubbish, unwanted surplus material or machinery or equipment on a site. It can also include building demolitions, handling and getting rid off of hazardous materials, clearing vegetation, surface soil and offer ground levelling work for construction plans.

Does site clearance need planning permission?

Yes. Because site clearance might involve cutting off trees that are placed under protection and handling and disposing of hazardous waste clearance work must be approved by the local planning authority. At Busters Group we adhere to regulations and scheme conditions for any site work that we undertake.

What happens during site preparation?

Site preparation involves surveying the site to identify the sort of work needed, to identify what materials will need recycling and disposal and how the project can be environmentally conscious.

How much does it cost to clear a lot?

Professional site clearance services cost for clearance can cost from £500 to £2,000 on average depending on how big the lot is, where it is located and the amount of waste to be removed. Contact our expert team for a free quote and we arrange a price.

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