DemolitionNews Survey…

One question to clarify your fears and concerns for the year ahead. Through a mix of political turmoil and economic uncertainty, it seems likely that 2020 will prove to be a challenging year for many within the demolition industry. But what will the key challenges be? We have devised a very simple, one question survey…Read moreRead more

Demolition Directory 2020

The industry’s most eagerly-awaited publication is HERE. On the face of it, it is a listing of all the UK demolition contractors worth their salt. But delve deeper and you will see it’s WAY more than that. This forward-focused publication looks in depth at the possible replacements for diesel fuel; the likely impact of Artificial…Read moreRead more

Playing by Aussie Rules…

South Australia football stadium falls to McMahon might. Football Park, formerly the largest stadium in South Australia, is coming down. The stadium, which opened in 1974, was primarily used for Australian Football League matches up until 2013 and had a capacity of over 51,000. The stadium was the headquarters for the league from 1974–2013 as…Read moreRead more

Indian cooling towers felled…

Video captures double cooling tower demolition. Crews have carried out the controlled explosive demolition of a pair of cooling towers at the Gandhinagar power station in the Indian province of Gujarat.

Jet powered implosion…

Precision blast fells former bank building in South Africa. Jet Demolition successfully imploded the fire-damaged Bank of Lisbon building in Johannesburg CBD yesterday. Standing at 108 metres tall and within less than eight metres of its neaest neighbour, the contract qualified as one of the most technically demanding projects Jet Demolition has ever undertaken. It…Read moreRead more

Caught in the NVQ Poverty Trap

The human cost of high-cost training, qualification and competence verification. Last night, just after normal office hours, I took one of the most difficult phone calls of my professional career. Given that I have previously received calls from the bereaved families of men killed in the line of demolition duty and from those that have…Read moreRead more

Magazine gets video…

The world’s largest demolition magazine just got a whole lot better! Even though our Demolition magazine is far and away the largest and most widely-read demolition publication in the world, we are constantly seeking new ways to enhance the reader experience. And oh boy have we ever enhanced things this time. We have been working…Read moreRead more

Right to be concerned…

Massive concrete fines will send shockwaves thorugh demolition sector. News that three companies in the concrete products sector have been fined a total of £36 million for their part in a price-fixing ring will send shockwaves through the UK demolition sector. The fines have been imposed by the Competition and Markets Authority which is thought…Read moreRead more

A grisly find…

Human bones found as demoition begins. Police have been forced to cordon off a building site in Leicestershire after builders discovered human bones. Workmen found the bones at Catherine Dalley House in Melton Mowbray, Leics, a former care home, while clearing the site for demolition. A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police said: “Officers received a report…Read moreRead more

Collard strengthens waste position…

Acquisition coincides with anniversary celebrations. Hampshire-based entrepreneur, Rob Collard, is celebrating 25 years in the waste business with the acquisition of Raymond Brown Waste Solutions (RBWS). The purchase, which was announced on Friday (18th Oct 2019), further elevates Collard Group Ltd into the top-tier of waste management companies with a 1 million+ tonne annual capacity…Read moreRead more