At least we’re not this bad…

India sees the UK’s three scaffold collapses and raises them. Amidst all the hand-wringing that followed a week in which three separate UK demolition contractors dropped three separate piles of scaffold onto three separate UK streets, good ol’ Blighty can at least take some solace from the fact that we’re not quite as bad as…Read moreRead more

Third scaffold collapse…

Industry must surely act after third scaffold collapse in under a week. First Reading, then Nuneaton. And now we are receiving reports of a third demolition scaffold collapse in under a week; this time in Liverpool. Works on an inner city demolition project appeared to have halted after a large section of scaffolding buckled in…Read moreRead more

Reading repercussions begin…

Unite union calls for full investigation into accident that injured three. In the immediate aftermath of last week’s major scaffold collapse in Reading, the demolition industry rumour mill switched ito hyperdrive. The names of various demolition contractors were bandied about as the main contractor on the site, and even more reasons for the collapse were…Read moreRead more

Breaking News – Scaffold collapse in Reading

Members of the public feared trapped as scaffold collapses on demolition site in Reading. Two people have been injured and more are feared trapped after a major scaffold collapse at Greyfriars House in Reading, Berkshire. Witnesses reported hearing “lots of shouting and running away after a sudden crash” as scaffolding at around 11.15 am local…Read moreRead more

Calling the “Thought Leaders”

Time to take a step back in order to look forward. Many moons ago, back when I still believed that wordsmithery might hold the key to my fame and fortune, I met with a business consultant. Much of what he said was nonsense; advice regurgitated from some source or another that he would trot out…Read moreRead more

Sellafield boost for demo firms

Clean-up programme extended to 2026. Industry news portal The Construction Enquirer is reporting that Sellafield has extended contracts to 2026 with seventeen firms it selected three years ago to deliver its £500 million clean-up programme in Cumbria. That announcement will be welcome news to the handful of UK demolition companies that stand to gain from…Read moreRead more

We are the champions…!

DemolitionNews crowned News Publication 2019. Those that follow us on social media might be aware that DemolitionNews was recently nominated for a BUILD Magazine award. Those awards are totally independent and the nomination process is anonymous, so it came as a huge surprise to us to learn that we had been nominated alongside some of…Read moreRead more

San Siro faces axe…

World famous soccer stadium to be demolished. AC Milan and Inter are moving ahead with plans to demolish their famous San Siro stadium, Rossoneri president Paolo Scaroni has claimed. Commonly known as San Siro for the district of Milan in which it is situated, the Giuseppe Meazza stadium is one of the most iconic grounds…Read moreRead more

Don’t spill any…

Delicate demolition to recover thousands of barrels of bourbon. A Kentucky distillery says efforts are underway to recover thousands of barrels of bourbon at a massive storage warehouse that partially collapsed during a thunderstorm. O.Z. Tyler Distillery in Owensboro said a section of the warehouse has been “successfully deconstructed” and the painstaking process of recovering…Read moreRead more

Comment – Collusion probe creeps closer…

Competition & Markets Authority net closing across construction sector. I can tell you precisely where I was when I received a tip-off that a number of UK demolition firms had allegedly been raided by anti-collusion investigators. I was at the Messe Munchen exhibition centre in Munich during the Bauma 2019 show, on my way to…Read moreRead more