The Break Fast Show #55

In today’s show: The Sirius Group invests in a Kobelco excavator fleet; electric Volvo excavators take to the Californian desert; there is a new demolition opportunity in the West Midlands; and there is a stark reminder of the scale of the mental health problem facing the UK construction sector. All that and more in The…Read moreRead more

Display stands as stark reminder

454 hard hats have been laid out at a building college to represent the number of construction workers who die from suicide each year. The exhibition was organised by IronmongeryDirect, the UK’s largest supplier of specialist ironmongery, for National Mental Health Awareness Week that is taking place as we speak. The vast collection of hard…Read moreRead more

The Weekend Wrap #4

Work at height safety breaches are on the rise. A British company makes a big bang Down Under. And Bobcat, Kubota and Mecalac unveil new products. All that and more in our roundup of the demolition and construction industry’s hottest from the past week – The Weekend Wrap

The Construction Collective #5

In tonight’s exclusive show, the Construction Collective team will get up close and personal with a 90 tonne LiuGong excavator, an electric-powered skid steer, and a Turkish backhoe loader. We also get hands on with the very latest in excavator simulator technology and speak to the man that signed JCB’s biggest-ever order. We are live…Read moreRead more

The Break Fast Show #45

In today’s episode: Scaffold company says categorically that the Leadenhall Street incident was NOT a scaffold collapse; Wacker Neuson and Bomag team up to provide shareable battery technology; a big demolition job is up for grabs at the site of the former Debenhams department store in Edinburgh; and the job vacancies just keep on coming….Read moreRead more

Gill Demolitions shuts up shop

There is every likelihood that we’re late to this particular party. But word reached us this morning that Bradford-based Gill Demolitions has entered voluntary liquidation. According to an entry on Companies House, Gaines Robson Insolvency was appointed as insolvency practitioner back in January of this year; so quite why this news is reaching us now…Read moreRead more

London scaffold collapse…

If you were watching yesterday’s Break Fast Show, you will know that we brought you the news of a scaffold collapse on a site in the heart of London. Well now, we van bring you a video that shows the immediate aftermath of that collapse (below). Although we have yet to receive official confirmation, the…Read moreRead more

The Break Fast Show #43

In today’s show: Aldi offer a demolition opportunity in Coventry; DemolitionNews is launching a dedicated live show on Instagram, starting today; and – in light of last week’s high profile prosecution – we look at the subject of MEWP safety with Ben Byrne of Ashview Consultants. You can find our extended show notes here: https://tinyurl.com/rsencn85

The Prodigal Son’s return

Former NFDC convention chairman returns to Federation main stage. DemolitionNews can reveal exclusively that the Midlands and Welsh region of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors has selected former Federation convention chairman Patrick Williamson as its regional representative. It is an unexpected yet wholly deserved return to the fold for a man who has dedicated…Read moreRead more

The Break Fast Show #40

In todays show: The true cost of the post-Grenfell cladding remediation programme; job opportunity in the West Midlands and project opportunity in the North West; and demolition’s continuing failure to learn from past mistakes. All this and more in our 40th episode. You can find extended show notes for today’s episode here: https://tinyurl.com/uj6tzb7d