City to make demolition “last resort”

In a scheme aimed at reducing the Square Mile’s carbon footprint, developers in the City of London will be asked to consider alternatives to demolition at the earliest stage of the planning process. The City of London Corporation is the first planning authority in the country to issue planning guidance in which developers will be…Read moreRead more

Demolition dealt double blow

The UK demolition industry faces the prospect of being caught in a legislative pincer movement as the embodied carbon lobby continues to gather both pace and momentum. And those within the demolition fraternity that dismissed embodied carbon concerns as a flash in the pan may yet rue the day they failed to heed the warnings…Read moreRead more

Calling upon the Home Secretary

DemolitionNews has written to Home Secretary Suella Braverman to press her to consider a public inquiry over the failure of an investigation into the Didcot Disaster to deliver any meaningful results over an agonising seven year period. The letter to Suella Braverman reads: On 23 February 2016, the boiler house at the Didcot A Power…Read moreRead more

Comley Demolition to cease trading

Comley Demolition has announced that it is to cease trading. The Hampshire-based company has issued a statement in which it cites the reasons behind the announcement. It is with great sadness and regret that the directors of C.G. Comley and Sons Limited (t/a Comley Demolition) have decided to cease trading and have instructed Begbies Traynor…Read moreRead more

C&D up for the cup in Qatar

C&D Demolition Consultants have been appointed to act as the lead demolition consultant on the Nikilat Superyacht Building in Doha, Qatar. The demolition follows a fire in 2019 that partially destroyed the Superyacht shed including, three super yachts that were in the building. The shipyard fire damaged the 80 metre OCEANCO Constellation, the 52 metre…Read moreRead more

Demolition man jailed for sex offences

A man who molested and raped an underage teenage girl after her school friend had been in contact with him through a website was jailed on 1 September. James McAllister, who is employed by NFDC member company Daltons Demolitions, left his victim in pain after an initial encounter when she said he knew she was…Read moreRead more

BREAKING NEWS – CMA presents provisional findings

Eight NFDC companies admit involvement in bid rigging across 19 contracts worth over £150 million. Following an investigation launched in 2019, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally concluded that eight firms colluded on prices through illegal cartel agreements when submitting bids in competitive tenders for contracts. These bids were rigged with the deliberate…Read moreRead more

Cat and John Deere quit Russia

Two of the world’s largest and most-respected manufacturers of construction equipment – Caterpillar and John Deere – have announced that they are suspending their operations in Russia amidst the ongoing conflict with neighbouring Ukraine. In a statement, Caterpillar says: We are deeply saddened by the tragic events continuing to occur in Ukraine and hope for…Read moreRead more

CNH donates $500,00 in Ukrainian aid

CNH Industrial, the parent company of CASE Construction Equipment, has announced a $500,000 donation to support Ukrainians impacted by the current crisis. In order to ensure the effective deployment of this donation, CNH Industrial will rely on the support of NGOs who are providing on the ground assistance to those in need. In addition, CNH…Read moreRead more

The Aussies are coming…

Australian demolition giant Liberty Industrial is setting up shop in the UK. The multi-award-winning contractor has a proven track record of tackling exceptionally challenging demolition works. And the company’s arrival potentially represents the biggest shake-up of the UK industry status quo for decades. Liberty Industrial’s Founding Director, Clinton Dick, said the decision to expand to…Read moreRead more