CMA tightens net…

Rolled lead suppliers latest to receive collusion fines. It is more than a year since DemolitionNews exclusively revealed that a number of UK demolition companies were under investigation for suspected collusion. That investigation – along with a wider investigation into various parts of the construction industry – appeared to have faded away with the arrival…Read moreRead more

Keltbray trials biofuel…

Keltbray goes green with biofuel test. Just a week after it signed a limited exclusivity licence to supply and place Earth Friendly Concrete® in the UK, demolition giant Keltbray has underlined its commitment tot he environment by trialling Green D+ Biofuel as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainable innovation. The company is trialling Green…Read moreRead more

Comment – History repeating…

Regular readers will know that there’s little I like more than a football analogy. It is my personal belief that all human life is replicated and mirrored on the pitch; all of the highs and lows of emotion; the trials and tribulations; the successes and the failures. And I have an especially timely one that…Read moreRead more

JCB – A British Empire

Tomorrow marks a landmark for a global equipment giant, and for the construction equipment sector in general. 23 October 2020 is the official 75th birthday of JCB. The company’s own celebrations have been curtailed somewhat by the COVID-19 pandemic. But the team over at Diggers and Dozers was unwilling to allow such a momentous occasion…Read moreRead more

Fallon folds

Midlands demolition firm appoints administrators. In another sad turn of events for the UK demolition industry, DemolitionNews has learned that Redditch-based S Fallon and Sons (Contractors) – which trades as Fallon Group – has appointed administrators. Full details of the company’s premature demise are not yet available; but DemolitionNews has been told that the appointed…Read moreRead more

That’s just nuts…!

Walk-around Californian pistachio plant demolition. At a pistachio plant in Lost Hills, California, Sierra International Machinery’s Safety Advisor Sergio Martinez explains the sampling and abating that goes into the process of demolition.

Merger makes strip-out giant…

Diamond driller LDD grows strip-out division. Diamond drilling specialist LDD Construction is growing its existing strip out division after signing a merger deal with Prostrip Demolition Services. Reported in Construction Enquirer, the move will see another 45 staff join LDD who will now offer one of the largest specialist strip out teams in London. The…Read moreRead more

Comment – Two sectors divided by a single aim

It is a commonly-held belief that accident near-misses represent a valuable opportunity to control a hazard. True industry leaders view near-misses as both learning and improvement opportunities; a chance to understand the nature and cause of a near-miss and to put in place the appropriate improvements to ensure that an incident is not repeated. I…Read moreRead more

C&D unveils new website…

Leading demolition consultancy demonstrates service breadth. C&D Consultancy has unveiled its all-new website, further underlining the company’s transition to a full-service business for the demolition industry. Previously, the company was perhaps best known for its demolition training activities and services. But following a change in ownership, the company has sought a significant change in direction,…Read moreRead more

Confusion reigns at Brown and Mason…

Administration of original company sparks speculation. A flurry of phone calls to Demolition News Towers this week suggested that power station demolition powerhouse Brown and Mason had been placed in administration. But all is apparently not as it appears. Industry newspaper Construction News is reporting that Brown and Mason Limited – formerly a £50 million…Read moreRead more