What’s involved in an office strip out?

10 / 05 / 2022

If your business is considering moving into a new office, refurbishing your current office or construction work is set to begin on the building, it’s essential that you organise an office strip out. A strip out will involve literally stripping your office completely back, which not only allows you to have a blank canvas ready for future use but also ensures the space is totally safe ahead of any construction work.

Remember, existing buildings don’t always need to be demolished in order to be developed or refurbished. Instead, an office strip out provides the perfect alternative solution, whether it’s a single floor or an entire building. 

What is removed during an office strip out?

When an office strip out takes place, it can include the removal of:

  • All non-structural elements of the building, including internal walls and glass partitions
  • Plasterboards
  • Floor coverings, including vinyl, tiles and carpets
  • Fixtures, cables and fittings
  • Plastics and glass
  • Suspended ceilings
  • The safe disposal of asbestos

A top tip: If you are having an office strip-out, it’s important to remember that anything you want to save needs to be removed first. 

The strip out process

Once you have decided that you will be refurbishing your office space, majorly redesigning the room or simply need a strip out due to a future construction project, you should contact a professional strip out business, like Milkris Interiors.

From there, an experienced member of the strip out team will visit your site and discuss the details, including an estimated time for removal and the cost of service.

As mentioned before, it’s important at this stage that all items you want to keep are removed ahead of the strip out taking place. Once this has been done – and everything that isn’t nailed down has been taken away – the strip out team can get to work.

The room is then entirely stripped back, including the removal of all non-structural elements, without compromising the structure. 

The items are then disposed of before the team cleans the remaining area ready for the next step in the project to take place.

What happens to the disposed of items?

Strip out services can offer an environmentally and sustainable alternative to waste disposal.

Take the team at Milkris Interiors for example, who strive to be as eco-friendly as possible, thanks to their 100% landfill diversion strategy. In fact, you might be surprised to hear that in many cases, a high percentage of items removed from any jobs can actually be reused. Why is why, whether it’s through recycling or reduction activities, Milkris Interiors are committed to diverting waste from landfills during an office strip out.

For total peace of mind, it’s important to work with a trusted company like Milkris Interiors, which can help plan and deliver your office strip out, while considering the environment during the process.

Want to hear more?

Whatever waste disposal service you need support with, get in touch with Milkris Interiors. From office strip outs to site clearances, the removal of builders’ waste or even our handy wait and load option, you can rely on Milkris Interiors. We also specialise in commercial fit-outs, from offices and student accommodation to hotels and leisure facilities. Based in London, our team of professionals serve the city and its surrounding areas. 







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