Author Archives: davesdemolitiondiaries

Good to “give something back”.

In commemoration of the previous 50 memorable years it is right and proper that our founders are properly remembered by the generous words of my father “This Country has been good to me, it`s great to be in a position … Continue reading

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No one is an island

My family have been of tremendous support to me, I would not dream to take sole credit for all that has happened. My son Mark, having worked with me for nearly twenty years, has been “a pain in the butt”, … Continue reading

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A New Chapter for a Leading Demolition Contractor

A New Chapter for a Leading Demolition Contractor A new Board of Directors has now been appointed at Coleman & Company, consisting of yours truly as Chairman, Mark Coleman as Managing Director, Lesley Morris as Finance Director and Company Secretary, … Continue reading

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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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