Specialist Safe Removal

This is another exciting specialist project for stenball construction ltd

We had to erect a crane in a tightly confined area and attach a life capsule to the jib and break out the floor and roof giving access to the basement. We demolished the entirety of the building starting at the top working down, just leaving the outer shell.




Overview – Following a detailed tender and vetting process Stenball Construction Ltd secured this contract to internally strip out a shop following the arson attacks during the nationwide riots.

The 4 storey fire damaged building required the removal of the collapsed roof, internal walls, floors and remaining fixtures and fittings. The main object of the works was to remove internal debris, make the building safe and recover a number of vault safes from within the building containing items of value.

Operatives wearing RPE and PPE worked from within a ‘Man Riding’ basket secured from a 30 tonne crane under contract lift plan, they worked internally at high level to release the buildings char burned debris such as timber, roof tiles, loose brickwork, blown plaster, intermediate floors and internal walls, all debris was dropped to ground level within the building.

Operatives also worked from scaffolding with a line attached to the basket for stabilization and assisted in removing loose debris, a banksman worked at roof top level to overview crane and vehicle movements, all operatives including the crane operator were in contact at all times via radio communication.

Once the aerial works were complete and the building made safe from any falling debris, operatives worked from ground floor openings to segregate and remove waste from within the building.

Conclusion – The building was cleared of all debris and made safe, to allow for the safes to be removed from site via the mobile crane, loading them onto suitable low load transport. Due to the value contained within each safe this was carried out under police protection with armed security presence and supervision.

Client Portfolio

Client Portfolio We have been very privileged to work with a number of bluechip clients.

Bars & Restaurants

The bar and restaurant sector is fiercely competitive and every business needs to ensure the quality of their venues.

Retail and Leisure

Years of experience in refurbishing retail environments have given Stenball Construction the skills and market awareness that are essential to design and implement successful retail projects.


Stenball Construction offers design and refurbishment packages designed to your specific needs and budget. We have a proven track record in completing commercial refurbishments to the highest quality, on time and within budget.


Stenball Construction and its management are extremely experienced in undertaking and completing the full range of works on private dwellings. These range from the internal refurbishment of existing dwellings, through extensions to dwellings to building of new dwellings.


Projects Please click here to see a sample of our completed client project showcase gallery.


News In December 2009 Stenball Construction became an Altius Assured Vendor.