Strip outs involve removing any existing fit out in order to hand it over in the same condition as when you moved in. We can remove items that are not required by the new tenant or are required to be removed as per the lease agreement.
After the strip out, there may be make-good works required to the tenancy so that it is ready for their new tenant. These repair works could include partition removal, painting, ceiling grid repairs etc.
Affordable Defits can handle the strip out works and any repairs works required. We are experienced in meeting tight deadlines and working with minimal disruption to your neighbouring tenancies.
We can provide the following services for your strip out:
When removing partitions, we understand the intricacies that sometimes removing a simple wall can involve.
We firstly check that the wall is not load bearing or structural. Once confirmed we start off by disconnecting any services in the wall (power and data) before removing the skirting, followed by the doors and door frames.
We then move onto removing the plasterboard. We start off by cutting out approx 1m x 1m sections of plasterboard which are then grouped and wrapped in poly woven into manageable lots for transportation out of the premises to be disposed of. Transporting the materials out of the building or tenancy can involve navigating stairs and/or moving through common/public areas such as lobby's, reception areas etc. This approach reduces significantly the possibility of plaster dust in the common areas which can be painful to clean. Once the plasterboard has been cut out and removed, the metal studs are dismantled and recycled along with the aluminium skirting and door frames.
For glazed partitions, we cut out the silicon and then use glass suckers to remove and transport the individual glass panels to a glass recycler.
Flooring removal is one of the great unknowns in a defit because until you start pulling the flooring up, you don't know the condition of the sub floor or how much work is involved in its removal and the make good of the subfloor.
Some carpets can be dual bonded which basically means both the carpet and the underlay are stuck down with adhesive, so it's like a double glue. This can be time consuming to remove. Often when removing dual bond carpet, a light grind (for concrete sub floors) or a light sanding (for timber floors) is required to get rid of all the adhesive residue.
We also make-good the sub floor, this can involve grinding the concrete subfloor, filling in any holes or low spots and using a floor levelling product to ensure the floor is all level.
We are an experienced team who can get your floor ready for its new purpose and leave behind a smooth, flat and floor covering free surface.
The steps we take when dismantling a suspended ceiling grid involve first disconnecting all services including lights, sprinklers, speakers and smoke detectors using our licenced and qualified tradespeople and then removing the individual ceiling tiles (these can be reused or recycled depending upon their condition). Then the actual grid is dismantled starting with the t-bars and main bars and finally removing the hanging rods. The grid is made of aluminium and hanging rods are made of steel and these items can easily be recycled.
The process for removing a plaster ceiling is similar to dismantling a plaster wall in that sections of plasterboard are cut out, grouped and wrapped for transportation and disposal. Then the battens are removed followed by the t-bars.
When working on defit, we make sure to remove everything you installed, to the last detail, including fixtures and fittings. This includes all loose items of the space that are no longer required.
Affordable Defits will remove it all, starting from reception counters, shop shelving, workstations, through chairs, light fittings, window coverings, to joinery & office furniture, and even kitchen sinks! The items that are no longer usable will be dismantled on site and sorted according to material type and purpose for disposal, recycling or reusing. The others will be sold, giving them a new home.