Insights and News Monthly Archives: April 2020

The latest industry information, events and project news from the three Downwell Group Companies

Types of Asbestos found in demolition

What is Asbestos exactly? Asbestos is a natural fibrous mineral that was mainly used in the 1950’s until the 80’s as a building material. It is mined in countries to this day including Brazil, Russia South Africa and China.   Asbestos fibres were mixed in cement or woven into fibres...

Date: 28/04/2020

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A List of Articles you can find on Insights

For the latest general news about the Downwell Group Click Here Demolition Insights AIB Asbestos Insulation Board – Link Types of asbestos Link How to deal with Pigeon Guano in demolition Link  Downwell on Scrap Kings Link Information on Face Fitting Link Dust Control Link Asbestos Removal Process Link...

Date: 22/04/2020

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Pigeon Guano Removal Services

As a demolition contractor, a lot of the buildings we demolish have been empty for some-time. It is especially true when it comes to regeneration schemes of large housing estates. Often the time scale for residents leaving their properties is staggered and therefore if windows are left open, a...

Date: 17/04/2020

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Scrap Kings – Downwell Demolition feature in Episode 3

Tower Block Demolition Our project for Ardmore which involved extensive asbestos removal and demolition at the Heathside and Lethbridge Estate in Lewisham has been featured on Quest TV. https://www.dplay.co.uk/show/scrap-kings/video/dry-dock-gem/EHD_301591B The programme is a great insight into the different aspects of our industry. Demolition in London and the South East...

Date: 14/04/2020

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RPE Face fitting tests in demolition

Face fitting tests In demolition, our operatives must always wear respiratory protective equipment (RPE). All RPE must protect anyone wearing it. If the mask does not fit correctly, it will leak and therefore, not be suitable for the purpose. People faces are all different, so one type of mask...

Date: 14/04/2020

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