Monthly Archives: August 2013

Reflecting on the demolition industry

As had always been the way, from when my father first saved and sold bricks, timber and anything else that had a reclaim value, the start of “recycling” we have looked to go that one step further, to make us … Continue reading

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Technical Demolition Case Studies: New Street Station & the A404M Railway Bridge

During my period of confinement, Coleman & Company had started work on the Prestigious Multi Million Pound Birmingham New Street Station Remodelling Scheme for Network Rail. This was a very difficult, demanding and technical demolition project. It required the removal … Continue reading

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2010 – what a year

Unfortunately, the 2010 recession, due to the banking crisis, led to  Government austerity measures that meant a dramatic cut back in work being awarded or started so the Liebherr 984 machine became surplus, as high rise blocks were now being … Continue reading

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Bigger Machines Required for more challenging High Reach and Tower Block Demolition Projects

In addition to the Cat350 and Hitachi 850 high reach machines, we decided to purchase a Super High Reach Demolition Machine. As with the other High Reach Machines we also purchased the excavator equipment. These were required for very high … Continue reading

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