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Comment – Nothing can prepare demolition workers for this…

Post #3471 by RSS Bot » Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:40 am

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Like many of my fellow countrymen, I awoke this morning to the tragic and terrible news of the fire that engulfed and seemingly destroyed the Grenfell Tower residential block in West London. It is too early to speculate, but news sources suggest there have been multiple fatalities. It is trite but, having grown up in […]
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Mick George donation station for tower victims…

Post #3472 by RSS Bot » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:41 am

Mick George donation station for tower victims…
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Demolition contractor leaps to aid of those impacted by Grenfell Towers fire. Following the unfortunate events in North Kensington yesterday, an appeal led by Heart radio has seen Cambridge businesses unite in support, requesting donations of items to those left stranded following the Grenfell Tower Fire. Residents in the 24-storey Grenfell Tower were evacuated from […]
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Comment – The pernicious problem of “value engineering”…

Post #3473 by RSS Bot » Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:49 pm

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Grenfell Tower disaster highlights the issue of value engineering in demolition circles. Over the past few weeks – and whilst wearing my Diggers and Dozers hat – I have posted a couple of “rant” style videos in which I bemoan one form of industry injustice or another (you can see them here if you’re that […]
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Leatherhead blocks face the chop…

Post #3474 by RSS Bot » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:53 pm

Leatherhead blocks face the chop…
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Surrey town upgrade could spell the end for two local blocks. Two office blocks could be demolished to make way for a restaurant and up to 46 flats as part of the multi-million pound Transform Leatherhead project. Plans would see the four-story Claire House and the three story James House on Emlyn Lane demolished and […]
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Britain’s best bacon butties…

Post #3475 by RSS Bot » Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:54 pm

Britain’s best bacon butties…
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A survey has revealed the location of the UK’s finest bacon sandwiches. Britain’s best bacon butties have been revealed, following a month-long hunt. As part of the nation-wide competition, tradespeople were asked to nominate the butty establishment they feel makes the country’s best bacon sandwich – whether that’s a café, restaurant, hotel or roadside van. […]
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Video – The future’s so bright…

Post #3476 by RSS Bot » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:54 am

Video – The future’s so bright…
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…I gotta wear shades. The United Kingdom is currently basking in an unprecedented heatwave. Sweaty folks are roaming the streets desperately seeking shade and hydration while TV weathermen try (and fail) to explain how they didn’t see these end-of-days temperatures coming. Thankfully, our buddies at Miller GroundBreaking were on the ball. Sensing that (a) the […]
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Video – Isn’t this stealth slavery?

Post #3477 by RSS Bot » Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:54 am

Video – Isn’t this stealth slavery?
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City council offers locals chance to demolish car park. We all love a competition. Look back a few pages here on DemolitionNews, and you will see that we’re not averse to the occasional giveaway ourselves. But surely Nottingham City Council have stepped beyond the “something for nothing” theme of most contests and entered the realm […]
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Comment – Trespass by another name…

Post #3478 by RSS Bot » Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:00 am

Comment – Trespass by another name…
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DemolitionNews looks at the growing problem and inherent dangers of the so-called urban exploration craze.
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MP calls for demolition of tower blocks…

Post #3479 by RSS Bot » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:00 am

MP calls for demolition of tower blocks…
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Iain Duncan Smith has called for demolition of tower blocks in wake of Grenfell disaster. placing them with “proper family friendly housing”. Iain Duncan Smith said people do not want to live in tower blocks. Speaking to LBC’s Andrew Pierce he said: “I’ve yet to meet a constituent who has ever said to me ‘I […]
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Breaking News – Excavator falls through floor of snooker hal

Post #3480 by RSS Bot » Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:00 pm

Breaking News – Excavator falls through floor of snooker hall…
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Company snookered after machine crashes through floor. A Nottinghamshire-based demolition company has been left red-faced and blue, a ittle green around the gills and receiving black looks after one of its machines fell through the floor during the demolition of a former Rhyl snooker hall. The incident has happened at the Breaks Snooker Club – […]
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