Insights and News Category Archives: Environmental

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

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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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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Useful information on Asbestos

Where to find information on what you can and cannot do when it comes to Asbestos. When it comes to finding information and advice on asbestos, many people outside the demolition industry probably do not even realise the real dangers of getting involved in removing asbestos. Asbestos kills up...

Date: 24/03/2020

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Garage Demolition and Asbestos Removal

Garage Demolition in London and the South East Downwell works with a large number of local authorities and developers to carry out garage demolition. There are inevitably other issues other than just knocking the garages down. These are Rubbish removal including contaminated materials Many of these garages are often...

Date: 23/03/2020

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Asbestos Surveys – important information

The purpose of Asbestos Surveys To help manage asbestos in your premises. To provide accurate information on the location, amount and condition of asbestos- containing materials (ACMs). To assess the level of damage or deterioration in the ACMs and whether remedial action is required. To use the survey information...

Date: 06/07/2018

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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.