Waste wood fears realised

New regulations governing the segregation and disposal of waste wood are scheduled to come into force next month. Commencing 1 September, the new regulatory position statement (RPS) applies to hazardous waste wood removed from domestic premises, demolition sites and other business premises and undertakings. It allows operators with an existing environmental permit to: store hazardous…Read moreRead more

The Break Fast Show #553

In today’s show: We are walking among the big Cats; we’re in the US for a big blast; we’re off to China to see the latest XCMG wheel loader; and there’s a new excavator from Hyundai. PLUS how Ashland is bringing scraper technology to the compact equipment market. Join us LIVE for your daily fix…Read moreRead more

CMA fallout continues to creep

The handing down of almost £60 million in fines to 10 members of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors back in March was merely the beginning. Four months on, and the fallout from the bid-rigging scandal continues to creep across the demolition landscape like pestilence. And, according to a report from Building magazine, at least…Read moreRead more

Opinion – A lack of joined-up thinking

Regardless of how you voted in the Brexit referendum back in June 2016, I think we can all agree that – for the demolition and construction industry, at least – the outcome was a disaster. It was like we collectively pulled out a shotgun, aimed at our foot, and pulled the trigger. In an instant,…Read moreRead more

Gove says NO! Demolition says….nothing.

On Thursday, Communities Secretary Michael Gove handed down a judgement that blocked the planned demolition and replacement of the flagship Marks & Spencer store on London’s Oxford Street. It was seen as a landmark decision; one that could impact countless demolish and rebuild schemes up and down the country. Yet, as an industry, we continue…Read moreRead more

Gove foils M&S plans

With the swish of his pen, communities secretary Michael Gove has simultaneously driven a dagger into the heart of both the demolition AND the retail sectors as he calls a halt to Marks & Spencer’s Oxford Street plans. According to Building magazine, his decision “is expected to be highly influential for the future of major…Read moreRead more

The Break Fast Show #549

In today’s show: The JCB Pothole Pro message is spreading; when a tyre change is more than a minor inconvenience; and we go inside Europe’s biggest copper mine. PLUS you will not believe what this Kobelco excavator can do. Join us LIVE for your daily fix of news, views, video and comment from the world…Read moreRead more

Commercial Director required

Due to the continued growth of the company, DMC Group Contractors Ltd are looking for a BDD/Commercial Director to head up our Demolition/Enabling Works Division working from our North or South Office’s. We are seeking a confident, driven and enthusiastic with a proven track record in Demolition/Enabling works, reporting to the Directors, to seek out…Read moreRead more

The Break Fast Show #547

In today’s show: We catch up with show favourite Steelwrist to check out the X02 tilt rotator. Want to know your way around the Liebherr range? There’s an app for that; and we’re looking back at some of the biggest wheel loaders in the Volvo range. PLUS! Sticking with the big wheel loader theme, we…Read moreRead more

The Break Fast Show #546

In today’s show: Hyundai unveils a new class of wheel loader; we take a walk around the new Takeuchi TB335R compact excavator; and we get heated about climate change and its possible impact upon demolition and construction workers. PLUS how would you feel about a Bengali backhoe, a Lahore loader or a Delhi dumptruck? Join…Read moreRead more