Sign Up For Our Newsletter

Archive for 'General'

Video – AF Decom gets the munchies…

Time-lapse captures textbook Scandinavian demolition. If someone asked you to describe a Scandinavian demolition site, you would probably come up with something just like this. With a light flurry of snow; tidy, well-organised site; Volvo excavator, it is a project straight from demolition central casting. The job is under the control of AF Decom of […]

Banana Republic…

No slip-ups in banana warehouse demolition. A 585 square metre warehouse at Gothenburg’s Banana Pier has been demolished using Volvo Construction Equipment, making room for two exciting world-class events. Sweden’s Frihamnspiren (Freeport) opened in 1922 and was for a long time the heart of Gothenburg’s harbor. It consisted of three main piers – Banana Pier, […]

Video – Aussie gantry blasted…

Precision Demolition demolishes ore stockpile gantry. Ever wanted to get up close and personal with a quarry plant implosion? Well, now is your chance. This video comes courtesy of Precision Demolition and features the explosive demolition of an ore stockpile gantry in the Western Australia state. Check it out:

So long to the silo…

Erith nears completion of complex deconstruction project in Shrewsbury. The complex deconstruction of the redundant 1950s silo on site at the Flax Mill Maltings is fully under way and on schedule for a January finish. Shrewsbury Flax Mill has global importance architecturally because its design effectively makes it the world’s first skyscraper. Once the concrete […]

Asbestos and munitions dumped…

Kent lane closed after fly-tipping discovery Police cordoned off the area and the Ministry of Defence were called in after munitions and asbestos were found on a country lane. Officers from Swale Borough Council were alerted to the fly-tipping in Dawes Road in Dunkirk between Faversham and Canterbury at around 11.30am yesterday. Around 75 munitions […]

Looks Familiar…

Rosenlund Contractors gets big Down Under. The blue skies of Australia’s Gold Coast might be an unfamiliar backdrop for this Hitachi EX1200 high reach excavator. But to the UK demolition fraternity, there will be something very familiar about the machine itself. That’s because, up until quite recently, this machine was owned and operated by 777 […]

Safedem to pioneer TopDownWay…

Italian system to be used of Scotland’s tallest towers. Demolition work will start next month on Scotland’s tallest residential towers in Glasgow. The Whitevale and Bluevale high-rise flats – known locally as the Gallowgate Twins – will be deconstructed piece by piece by specialist contractor Safedem using the innovative TopDownWay system devised by Italian contractor […]

Design for Deconstruction conference date set…

Nottingham University to host world-first conference to address future waste issue. The first-ever Design for Deconstruction conference – the brainchild of Dr Terry Quarmby – will take place at Nottingham Trent University on Thursday 23rd April 2015. According to the conference synopsis: “A modern era truism is that “Waste is a design flaw”. Consequently true, […]

Jobs – On the Beech…

Wirral-based contractor is seeking topmen. John Beech Ltd is looking for Top Men Demolition operatives who hold CCDO Card, CCNSG (preferable) for burning work in the Ellesmere Port/Wirral area. For further details or to apply for this position, please contact Abbi Cooper via email at: abbi@beech-group.co.uk The Beech Group has huge experience in the field […]

Video – Top 10 of 2014…

Our look back at the most-read stories of the past year. Forget festive spirit and goodwill to all men – Our look back at the most-read demolition stories of 2014 makes for deeply depressing reading. Despite having freshly emerged from a deep and prolonged recession, it seems that the industry’s endless fascination with the darker […]

Web design in Weybridge, Surrey