The Break Fast Show #144

In today’s show: A look behind the scenes at the beating heart of the massive HS2 project; the official film of the recent Ferrybridge blast has dropped. And we have it; another Hyundai excavator is headed North; and addressing the industry’s mental health problems, one cuppa at a time.

We’ll also be giving you a sneak peek at an exclusive new video featuring a guy who believes the solution to dust suppression during explosive demolition events is a man-made Category 5 hurricane…on wheels!

All that and more, on The Break Fast Show.

The Break Fast Show #143

In today’s show: Wrexham flats collapse during demolition; Doosan’s transparent bucket is a clear winner; a new report reveals that construction is the UK’s deadliest industry; Caterpillar unveils another new materials handler; and the shape of things to come as Hyundai’s takeover of Doosan draws ever closer.

PLUS – In an exclusive interview, Builders’ Conference CEO Neil Edwards responds to the announcement of a £650 billion “Infrastructure Pipeline”.

All that and more in The Break Fast Show.

£650 billion bonanza…?

Following the news that the UK government has earmarked £650 billion to improve the nation’s infrastructure, creating some 425,000 jobs per year in the process, we speak to Builders’ Conference CEO Neil Edwards about the implications and likely outcomes.

You can watch the video below or, alternatively, you can listen to this in audio format here.

Rye Group goes all in on HVO

Rye Group has taken delivery of three new Caterpillar excavators that will run on HVO fuel to support the company’s Sustainable Standard initiative.

The Green D+ HVO fuel supplied by New Era Fuels is made from used cooking oil that has been supplemented with an organic additive.

HVO reduces carbon emissions by 90 percent and NOx emissions.

Wrexham flats collapse during demolition…

Investigations are underway after a section of flats at Llys y Mynydd in Rhos collapsed yesterday.

Remodelling work was taking place on the sheltered housing units with no residents or workers inside at the time. reports that no-one was injured during the incident.

Local councillor Paul Pemberton says: “Apparently all trades had left when this collapse happened and a full investigation is underway.

I spoke to council architects late last evening and he was busy arranging safety concerns, he was also on site when I visited first thing this morning, reps from Read Construction who are the main contractors were on site, building control & structural engineers and HSE are also expected shortly.”

“I am assured that thorough investigations will identify the cause and will be made public in due course”.

Leader of Wrexham Council Mark Pritchard, and Lead Member for Health and Safety, told us he has visited the site, “The most important thing is there has been no injuries and no one was hurt. There is an ongoing investigation with our principle contractor, and I can’t comment further until that investigation is complete.”

The Break Fast Show #142

In today’s show: The mammoth HS2 project hits a major milestone; we take a closer and longer look at the latest addition to the Rye Group equipment fleet; we look at the questionable practice of “AdBlue deletion”; and in preparation for its latest sale later this week, we will be attempting to GO LIVE to the Ritchie Bros auction facility in Maltby.

All that and more on The Break Fast Show.

The Break Fast Show #23

The last of the big bangs at Ironbridge Power Station; we go cruising with Mantovanibenne; a Sheraton Hotel checks out in Atlanta; and, 20 years on, we look back at the tragic events of 9/11 and one demolition man’s role in the clean-up operation.

All that and more, on The Weekend Wrap.

The Break Fast Show #141

In today’s show: a 200 metre tall stack at Thunder Bay power plant gets popped; Rye Group goes all in on HVO, and we have an exclusive video preview; Manitou goes underground in pursuit of mining customers, and we have an exclusive video of that too. Brokk puts itself on a pedestal

And on the eve of the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we’ll be looking back at the tragic events and at one demolition company’s role in the recovery operation.

All that and more on The Break Fast Show.

The Break Fast Show #140

In today’s show: Construction employers and trade associations give their backing to the CITB; the true financial cost of the COVID-19 pandemic hits home; and you think you’re having a bad day…?

And we play out with a film produced to coincide with World Suicide Prevention Day. We would urge you to stick around for that.

All that and more, on The Break Fast Show.

CJ Charlton’s new kit goes to work…

CJ Charlton Group is one of the rising stars of the UK demolition industry.

And the company is building upon that reputation by investing in new equipment from the likes of Hitachi Construction Machinery UK and Dehaco.