- Aggregate production and supply
- Bridge Demolition
- Civil Engineering
- Commercial Demolition
- Complex Demolition
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Design Preconstruction Services
- Explosive Demolition
- Facade Retention
- Family Business
- Health & Safety
- High Rise Demolition
- Hospital Demolition
- Industrial Demolition
- Land Reclamation
- Land Remediation
- Power Stations
- Railway Projects
- Skip Business
- Specialist Cutting
- Temporary Works
Category Archives: Family Business
Playing away from home
The next Hypermarket was in Bristol, meant that additional Plant was required to cope with the work. Cat D8H tractors c/w 463G and 435F towed scrapers, were purchased, larger Low Loaders were required to transport the ever increasing fleet. D8H … Continue reading
Our first business premises.
1974 saw Coleman & Co (Plant Hire) Ltd purchase 43, Station Road, Stechford, and move, from the not too far away, rented property in Albert Road, Stechford, Birmingham. It was somewhere that the business could continue to develop and grow, … Continue reading
Decimalisation – oh dear!
It was about this time that we changed banks from Lloyds in Sutton Coldfield to the newly established Allied Irish Bank, who are still our Bankers, who have over the years been very have proved to be supportive of one … Continue reading
Posted in Demolition, Family Business Leave a comment
Railway works start – another string in the bow.
As a result of the Beeching Rail Cuts, we secured work with British Rail Property Board, clearing abandoned and isolated Level Crossing Gate Keepers Cottages anywhere in the country; at this we were very successful. One of the consequences of … Continue reading
Posted in Family Business, Railway Projects Leave a comment
A `lucky` break?
On leaving school I managed to break my leg playing football, the job that I was due to start at Cincinnati the following Monday was gone by the time of my recovery some six months later. I was never going … Continue reading
Posted in Earthworks, Family Business, High Rise Demolition Leave a comment
The swinging 60’s – hard but happy times
The day of incorporation, 16th October 1962, saw the World came close to World War 3, with Fidel Castro`s Cuba allowing Khrushchev`s U.S.S.R. to deploy nuclear weapons on Cuban soil aimed at John F. Kennedy`s U.S.A.. The armed U.S.A.F. fighters … Continue reading
What are holidays?
Holidays were very scarce, maybe a long week end at Weston Super Mare or Burnham on Sea, were a special treat for us. My Mother used to go to see her folks on the farm in Ballyheane Co. Mayo Eire. … Continue reading
“You Never Make Money Lying in Bed”
My Father also collected clinker ash from Nechells Power Station, to avoid queues and to be sure of getting a load before the daily supply ran out, he used be at the hopper at 3am for his load, if he … Continue reading
Posted in Earthworks, Family Business, Land Reclamation Leave a comment
How It All Started – 50 Years of Progress
John Edmund Coleman decided to leave his native home in Ballydorgan, Co. Cork, Ireland to seek a sustainable future in Birmingham, just before the outbreak of W.W.2. Here he met Nora Frances Staunton, who with similar ideas had left her … Continue reading
Posted in Earthworks, Family Business 2 Comments
Welcome to Dave’s Demolition Diaries…..
During the process of creating the 50th Anniversary book I was set the task of writing the Foreword. The brief was fairly broad in terms of content but the word limit was clear… “about 300 words, or half a page should … Continue reading
Posted in Family Business 4 Comments