Clearance of Fire Damaged Building, Edinburgh City Centre

Case Study: Clearance of fire damaged building,
Edinburgh City Centre

Business Sector: Charity
Location: Edinburgh City Centre


To clear an entire building which had been fire damaged. The building had to be completely cleared to a shell before the builders could come in to carry out the re-fit.


Project Details

This job was fraught with challenges. The building was without power, everything inside was charred and wet, a large-scale risk assessment had to be carried out to ensure everyone’s safety, and time was of the essence as this was a head office. The building was located on the corner of two of Edinburgh’s busiest streets, just off Princes Street so parking and logistics were challenging to say the least. The main floor which we were clearing was on the 5th floor and there was no operational lift.

We had a 12-man crew on this job for a full week clearing everything from desks, cabinets, carpeting as well as things we could no longer identify due to the fire.

We cleared all junk and office equipment safely and ahead of schedule. The fit-out company coming in at our back were able to get a head start on proceedings and as such the building was put back together and re-opened three weeks ahead of the original estimate.

Project Gallery

  • Mrs. June McMillan
    Hi I had my garage cleared yesterday & I wanted to compliment the two young men who did an amazing job. They were punctual, polite, efficient & got the job done quickly. They also handled neighbours with courtesy. I would recommend your company to friends & family. Thank you very much for a great job.
    Mrs. June McMillan
  • The Go Group
    Ross and all the guys at Junk It offer a brilliant efficient and hassle free uplift service. I’ve used Junk It a few times to clear out offices of old furniture etc and they never disappoint. It’s great to know that most of the stuff they take away is re-used or recycled too. Don’t just chuck it – Junk It
    The Go Group
  • Operations Director
    We have used Junk It on a number of occasions to carry out waste removal services. I can honestly say that the way in which the company operates, their fast response times, and overall methods are fantastic. It also gives us great peace of mind that we are dealing with a company who are totally up to date with SEPA and other environmental legislation, as we have come across many other waste management companies who are not fully aware of these issues. I would happily recommend Junk It to any other organisation.
    Operations Director
    CSM Facilities Management
  • Laura Bone
    I would like to take this opportunity to say how delighted I was with the recent dealings with you and your company.
    Laura Bone
    Simple Financial, Director
  • Scott-Moncrieff
    The guys today were absolutely superb and a credit to your company so thank you very much for providing this excellent service, I would certainly recommend to others. Kind Regards.
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