A Total success

The directors of a Nottingham-based demolition company have earned praise from commercial property specialists for the on-going creation of a new industrial development close to the company’s Hucknall headquarters. Melvyn Cross, Mark Cross, Gary Cross Richard Noon, directors at Total Reclaims Demolition, are creating a selection of high-calibre industrial units on what will be known…Read moreRead more

Rugeley cooling towers’ date with destiny

The iconic cooling towers at Rugeley Power Station are set to fall in June this year ahead of a major redevelopment at the site. According to news portal Construction Enquirer, principal contractor ENGIE has been granted outline planning permission for the major redevelopment of the site in Staffordshire. That redevelopment will see the site transformed…Read moreRead more

Deviance at the heart of UK construction…

There is a culture of financial deviance at the heart of the UK construction sector. That is just one of the key take-aways from research carried out by the London South Bank University into the collapse of industry giant Carillion. The demise of Carillion at the beginning of 2018 was the UK’s biggest corporate failure…Read moreRead more

The Break Fast Show #31

In today’s show: An exclusive first-look at a first of its kind demolition excavator that has just made landfall in the UK; and a demolition contractor is needed for a project in Stockport. PLUS, if you have any concerns about machine security and protection against equipment vandalism, you won’t want to miss this one. You…Read moreRead more

Opening the CMA files…

DemolitionNews compiles dossier charting continuing collusion investigation. The highly-secretive but potentially far-reaching investigation into alleged collusion within the UK demolition industry is a topic that has had the sector transfixed for more than two years now. Who is involved? Are they guilty? What will the punishment be? How will the fallout impact and shape the…Read moreRead more

The Break Fast Show #29

In today’s not entirely serious show: Miller GroundBreaking lights the way with new glow-in-the-dark bucket; Armac Group narrowly misses out on Good Food Award; and DemolitionNews’ Mark Anthony is set to give up his caretaker role as host of The Break Fast Show. All this and more in this special episode the industry’s only live…Read moreRead more

The Break Fast Show #26

In today’s show: The lifting of lockdown restrictions offers some well-deserved relief for the construction and demolition key workers that have carried the weight of economic expectation on their shoulders this past year; Hitachi and Norplast set to unveil new excavator vandal guards; and Hillhead Digital prepares to open its cyber doors. All this and…Read moreRead more

All hail the new President

William Crooks takes NFDC chains of office Although the National Federation of Demolition Contractors annual general meeting is likely still in progress, Cawarden Demolition’s William Crooks has apparently been sworn in as the new NFDC President. DemolitionNews understands that Newline’s John Lynch secured the backing of the membership to become 2nd vice president; while embattled…Read moreRead more

The Break Fast Show #23

In this show: The UK construction industry racks up a staggering £83 billion in new contract awards since the national lockdown began; and the curious case of an anonymous letter calling for the resignation of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors’ incumbent 2nd vice president. And here’s the link to The Builders’ Conference article discussed…Read moreRead more

Mystery letter calls for resignation of NFDC officer

The curious case of the anonymous letter requesting Gary Bishop’s departure. It s a mystery that would tax the combined brains of Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot and Sherlock Holmes himself. DemolitionNews is in receipt of a copy of a letter addressed to the current 2nd vice president of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors, calling…Read moreRead more