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S&W Building Services Ltd.

S&W are a subcontract solution to Main Contracting services of Strip out and office or site clearance. S&W Building Services is a company with a growing reputation for reliability and high standards and the versatility to solve logistical problems in challenging environments.

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Strip-out, De-construction & Clearance:

This subcontract solution has been established from our experience working in main contracting and Subcontract Joinery and our recognition that sometimes a demolition contractor is the wrong trade to carry out an office or a Refurbishment strip out. S&W have developed a unique approach to strip out which offers our client a de-construct approach to strip out during refurbishments. We can provide a professional and confident team to carryout complicated strip out in live and sensitive environments. We can provide a labour plant and skip service on projects ranging from £1k to £250k and can incorporate asbestos removal, Air Conditioning/M&E and furniture removal as part of our order.

S&W offer a service we call Rip N Strip which is predominently non-structural strip out of furnishings, walls, floors, ceilings and other building attributes that are no longer required when a building is refurbished. Our team is managed on a daily basis by one of our Directors or Managers to ensure that efficiency programme and sequence awareness, recycling and safety is maintained.

Quite often the logistics of these jobs is paramount to the success of it and we have experience working in busy cities such as Leeds, Newcastle, Sunderland, Bradford, York, Manchester, Northampton, Middlesbrough, Liverpool, Luton, Doncaster, Scarborough, Rhyl, Grimsby, Derby, Leicester, Sheffield, Oxford, Lincoln, Bognor Regis, Kilmarnock, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Birmingham, Nottingham, London and Southern Wales for nationally recognisable clients.

Leeds Art College – External Window Replacement TKS(uk) Ltd. Marriott Hotel - Hotel Refurbishment de-construction
S&W were appointed on an annual return visit to remove the External Windows inc. Minor Cat B Asbestos removal in the summer of 2022 over 3 phases to suit the new installation programme. It couldn’t have been hotter with temperatures reaching over 40 degrees it was fun in our asbestos suits!. Throughout the Year of 2020 during the COVID pandemic S&W worked with TKS (Uk) Ltd. on the Marriott Hotel Leeds Centre. As part of the complete bedroom Refurbishment S&W stripped the Bedrooms and Bathrooms of 242 Rooms over six floors and ten phases of work. Given the inner city location and subsequent skip location issues and route from the building down a Service Lift (used by everyone) it was a challenge! But one that S&W managed to complete on time on every phase and with increased efficiency every time.
Eldon Square Bowling, Newcastle (Int demolition) - Leisure York Royal Theatre - Leisure Sector
Etec Contracts Services. The 2014 December challenge of working on the 5th Floor of Eldon Square Shopping Centre and removing a complete Bowling club consisting of lockers, carpet, bowling green, chipboard, battens, polystyrene, and the small task of manually breaking up and carting out of the building 305T of concrete. We did it in 3weeks, without a single complaint from customer or other shops! William Birch & Sons. During the prestigious refurbishment of 4 floors of York Royal Theatre in 2015 we have been the sole stripout contractor removing the oak stage, all the seats, carpets, Mezzanines, Masonry walls up to 1m thick, ceilings, Bars, acoustic doors, screens and sundries. We have found it a privilege working with a competent Main Contractor in a building of national importance with asbestos and archaeological finds daily. We will book seats on opening night!
Refurbishment of Canteens to Bassetlaw and Montaglu Hospitals Beyond Housing Association – Redcar
During the year of 2022 we worked for one of our repeat clients to ensure that both hospital canteens were stripped in one week to meet the tight programme necessary to ensure that the canteens were closed for as minimum time as possible. A two stage stripout of the entire building where staff vacated a floor whilst we stripped it then moved and we return 6 weeks later to strip the next floor. A tight programme but thanks to a good team at S&W and excellence liaison with Building Interiors we were successful in delivering the stripout of both phases on time to ensure our Client had maximum time available to refurb the building to the clients full satisfaction.
Moto Ferrybridge Services Grosvenor Building Ex Council and Job Centre Royal Tunbridge Wells
During the year of 2022 S&W were appointed to assist the Main Contractor with stripping much of the existing Retail areas whilst MOTO conducted a major overhaul of one of the busiest Services in the country as it links the A1/M1/M62. Completed over several phases to suit the MC programme we worked all hours to achieve this refurb without the services closing for a single day. In the Summer of 2022 S&W were appointed by Stonehouse Projects to strip from the roof to the basement of all floors, ceilings, non-structural walls and chattels. This prestigious building will be converted over the coming year into 9 Delux Flats

Specialist Strip Out:

S&W are experienced at removals of a Non-standard nature, where the item might be awkward, the location impossible or the weight or material just causes unusual problems. This is where our wealth of experience and thinking outside the box comes in and we will get the job done. When others say it can't be done. We have removed large section steelwork from roadside locations where others said we would need a road closure and a crane. We have removed concrete panels weighing nearly 2 T whole where others said they would have to be broken up. We have removed A/c and Roof plant that was crane lifted on when built, but we have dismantled to a size and weight that lowered through a roof hatch. This is what we do.

S&W have experience working alongside Insurance Brokers to ensure that building entry after 'incident' is both safe and made secure. Sometimes this involves the safe demolition of the building or it may involve removing the parts of the structure that are either unsafe or contain materials of sensitive or dangerous substance.

S&W are specialists at removal of Mechanical and Electrical equipment including Air Conditioning and can carry out this work as a Sub-Sub in isolation for an M&E business or as part of the main strip out package for a Main Contractor or Building owner. We have the experience and capacity to safely and methodically identify, trace and remove Heating/Air Conditioning and Electrical services both internally and externally. At the project shown above the complete strip included the dismantling and removal of roof mounted Air Conditioning traced through 8 office floors in a City Centre Location, which was carried out without disturbance to the other two live floors within the building. S&W work closely with M&E Contractors who specialise in all aspects of Refrigeration, Air-Conditioning and Ventilation service provision to commercial and industrial premises. Whilst S&W will do most of the stripout ourselves the licensed removal of gasses will be carried out by our specialist Refrigeration partners.

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