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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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Dust Control for demolition

Dust Control – the dangers if not applied Dust Control – the dangers posed by concrete dust in construction applications were largely ignored until recent years. In the United States of America, they were highlighted in some detail 50 years ago by an industrial hygienist called by Marion Trice....

Date: 08/04/2020

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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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