What does it mean to strip out a building?


When we talk about giving a building a complete makeover, it’s not just about the new paint or the fixtures; it’s about starting from scratch with a comprehensive strip-out and possibly a rebuild. Stripping out a building involves removing all unwanted materials, fixtures, and fittings to bring the space back to its shell, ready for a fresh start. Jettison Commercial Clearances, a trailblazer in commercial waste management in Scotland, has mastered this art. But what exactly does this process involve, and why is it crucial for renovation and rebuild projects? Let’s dive deep into the world of building strip outs and discover how Jettison makes a difference.

What Does Stripping Out a Building Entail?

Stripping out a building is like peeling back the layers of an onion, each layer representing different stages of renovation or rebuilding, including the interior and soft strip demolition. It’s a comprehensive clearance process that involves removing all non-structural elements inside and sometimes outside a building. This can include flooring, ceilings, internal walls, and installed fixtures like lighting and plumbing, as well as external elements such as facades or signage. The goal? To return the building to its core structure, creating a blank canvas for refurbishment or complete redevelopment.

Why Choose Jettison Commercial Clearances for Your Building Strip Out?

Expertise and Experience: Jettison Commercial Clearances isn’t just any waste management company; we specialise in soft strip demolition. With a rich history of tackling commercial, industrial, and residential clearances, we bring a wealth of knowledge to every project. Whether it’s a commercial premises, an office, or a warehouse, our team has the skills to handle the complexity of safely disposing of waste, ensuring it’s recycled, removed, and disposed of responsibly.

Comprehensive Services: From bulky waste clearance to the secure destruction of IT equipment, Jettison offers a full suite of services. We remove almost any junk materials without you having to lift a finger. Our approach means your waste collection is our top priority, and we’re happy to do all the hard work for you.

Geographical Reach: Based in Glasgow but operating across the Scotland, Jettison covers major locations including Edinburgh, Dundee, Kilmarnock, Fife, Stirling, and Perth. This wide reach ensures that no matter where your project is, we can provide the efficient, responsible service you need.

Client-Focused Approach in property renovations: At Jettison, we don’t believe in gimmicks, especially when it comes to interior strip-outs. Our focus is squarely on our clients’ needs, offering value for money and solutions that other companies might shy away from. This ethos has earned us a reputation for reliability and innovation in the fields of demolition and soft strip-outs, with a significant portion of our business coming from recommendations.

The Benefits of Building Strip Outs

  1. Space Optimisation: Stripping out a building provides a clean slate, allowing architects and designers to optimise the interior space according to the new design specifications.
  2. Waste Management: Properly handling the waste generated during strip outs is crucial. Jettison ensures that materials are recycled or disposed of responsibly, aligning with our commitment to sustainability.
  3. Cost Efficiency: By clearing out the old and making way for the new, strip outs, including soft strip demolition, can actually be more cost-effective than trying to work around existing structures and systems.
  4. Safety and Compliance in demolition: Jettison’s adherence to safety standards and environmental regulations ensures that every strip out project is completed safely and in compliance with the law.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do at Jettison Commercial Clearances. We’re not just removing waste; we’re ensuring it’s handled in the most environmentally responsible way possible. With certifications like ISO9001 and ISO14001, our commitment to quality management and environmental responsibility is clear.


Stripping out a building is a complex process that sets the stage for transformation. With Jettison Commercial Clearances, you’re choosing a partner who not only understands the intricacies of waste management but also shares your vision for a sustainable, efficient future. Whether you’re in Glasgow, Edinburgh, or anywhere in Scotland, let us help you turn that old space into something new and exciting.

Ready to take the first step towards your renovation project? Contact Jettison Commercial Clearances today and see how we can make your space transformation as smooth and sustainable as possible.

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