Sad news as Scudder name is set to die…

Carey Group has announced that it is closing loss-making divisions including demolition arm Scudder as part of a major restructuring. The other operations closing are Careys New Homes and asbestos arm ION Environmental. Careys said it will continue to offer demolition services but is dropping the Scudder branding. Latest results filed at Companies House revealed…Read moreRead more

The Weekend Wrap #6

It has been another massive week for the combined demolition and construction sector; a week jam-packed with new products, industry developments and much more besides. In this latest episode, we bring you the very latest news, views, video and comment, all neatly packaged into one easy-to-digest show. Welcome to The Weekend Wrap.

COVID pushes Keltbray into the red

Multi-disciplined contractor Keltbray slipped into the red last year. For the year ended 31st October 2020, Keltbray made a pre-tax loss of £9.4 million on a turnover of £428.6 million that was 24 percent down on the previous year’s £563.4 million turnover. The financial loss was blamed on the costs of COVID-19, the revenue impact…Read moreRead more

The Break Fast Show #27

In today’s show: JCB clinches the biggest order in its 75-year history; Liebherr enters the “used” parts business; and the Rising Sun Hotel near Sheffield is earmarked for demolition. All this, PLUS an exclusive glimpse at a Content with Media interview with Sunbelt Rentals CEO Andy Wright who has just confirmed that £65 million equipment…Read moreRead more

More director bans…

Record bans as price-fixing investigation bares teeth. Two former directors of precast concrete specialist FP McCann have been handed record bans from acting as directors. News portal Construction Enquirer is reporting that Eoin and Francis McCann were banned for 12 and 11 years respectively following an investigation by the cartel busting Competition and Markets Authority…Read moreRead more

The Break Fast Show #17

In today’s show: Brokk unveils its largest-ever demolition robot; Net Zero ambitions will require 350,000 new construction workers; and the Construction Equipment Association CEA) is to host an online seminar on equipment electrification. You can pre-register for the CEA event here: https://tinyurl.com/wwxj3dnx

777 quits asbestos business

DemolitionNews understands that south London-based 777 has closed its 777 Environmental division which was responsible for its asbestos activities. According to the company, this is a strategic and planned decision.   Future asbestos works will be sub-contracted. Meanwhile, the company reports that its demolition and recycling activities are unaffected by the decision.

The Break Fast Show #16

In today’s show: Wood River Power Plant stacks imploded; contractor fined over worker burn incident; Peregrine falcons halt gas holder demolition; and JCB equipment spearheads mine clearance operations in Afghanistan. All this and more in today’s Break Fast Show.

Falcons stop gas holder demolition

Demolition halted by presence of protected birds. The demolition of Reading’s last remaining gas tower has been delayed due to sightings of peregrine falcons. The site at Alexander Turner Close in East Reading is due to be replaced with flats but work to take down the structure will be now be postponed so an ecologist…Read moreRead more

Welcome to the show…!

Dedicated industry news briefing launched this morning. COVID-19 and the associated lockdown have changed the way in which we consume information. Demolition and construction moves too quickly to rely purely upon a magazine that arrives every other month. And there’s more to say than a website will generally allow. So DemolitionNews this morning lunched a…Read moreRead more