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The asbestos removal process

Asbestos Removal Process The asbestos removal process  is as follows: Asbestos enclosures Asbestos fibre release is controlled during the removal process by the construction of sealed enclosures. The enclosures are constructed usually by a timber framework. 1000g polyethene is applied to the frame with joints and seams sealed with...

Date: 31/03/2020


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The dangers of asbestos containing Artex

The dangers of Artex As a Demolition Contractor we come across a lot of buildings that contain Artex and it will have been surveyed as part a demolition and refurbishment survey. If there is no survey will arrange for one to be carried out. Our advice It is of...

Date: 26/03/2020


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Remediation Services – Downwell Group Thurrock

Their client base and remediation work covers a wide range of government and local authorities throughout the UK as well as construction and demolition contractors, facility management companies and individuals. As a licenced asbestos removal contractor (LARC), their professional approach has been acknowledged by the HSE with a three year...

Date: 24/03/2017


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Cromlech House Project Awarded

Cromlech House & United Standards House We are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the demolition of Cromlech House & United Standards House on Middlesex St and Goulston St which sits in the heart of Petticoat Lane Market. The demolition of the 1960’s office/commercial building is just...

Date: 14/04/2016


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WAMITAB Diplomas Achieved

Knowledge is power…….. A big congratulations to our employees that have achieved their WAMITAB Level 2 diploma on Sustainable Recycling Activities. The assessments were held at both are office building and our plant yard. This involved completing modules on different recycling and environmental topics. We also had several visits from the...

Date: 09/12/2015


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100 years of demolition experience


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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement - Wednesday 25th March

The Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday evening signalled the introduction of more stringent restrictions on us all and has specifically indicated that members of the public should only leave their home for very limited purposes. The message indicates that we should travel to and from work, only where this is absolutely necessary.

The management of the Downwell Group of companies which includes: Downwell Demolition, Inner City Environmental and Inner City Scaffolding has very carefully considered both the meaning and the spirit of the Prime Minister’s statement and whilst there has been some clarification from government subsequently that building sites could continue to operate, we came to the very clear decision yesterday that it was necessary for us, as a responsible contractor, to safely and securely close down our operational sites as soon as reasonably possible. Doing so will assist in maintaining the wellbeing of our customers, employees, sub-contractors, suppliers and the wider communities within which we build.

All sites have been closed down in a safe and secure manner and will remain closed until further notice.

We would like to take this opportunity of thanking all the key workers on the frontline who are continiung working for the good of us all.