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

AIB – Asbestos Insulating Board – what is it ?

  AIB- Asbestos insulating board – how can you recognise it Located in buildings in wall panels, ceiling tiles & plasterboard. It is challenging to identify the difference between AIB – asbestos insulating board items and non-asbestos materials to an untrained person. The Downwell Group recommend that you have...

Date: 20/05/2020


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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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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 Demolition Process

The Demolition Process for buildings and structures The requirement to demolish or refurbish a building occurs for a variety of reasons. It is essential that the demolition process is adhered to. Every building has a lifespan which is known as its ‘design life. An architect will design a building...

Date: 27/03/2020


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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.