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Indirect asbestos claims on the rise

Individuals who were indirectly exposed to commercial asbestos are pursuing compensation claims in greater numbers in 2017. A majority of these victims are women who, it is believed, were exposed to asbestos fibres that clung to their spouse’s work clothes. Currently, these women are not entitled to any form of compensation, despite developing diseases such…

July 30, 2017 Read this update »

Top 10 Uses for Reclaimed Timber

As an environmentally conscious company, ProDEM is proud to offer building derating and soft stripping services which allow us to dismantle, rather than demolish, a building. We find all kinds of reusable items during this service, but there are few as useful and exciting as reclaimed timber. The possibilities for reusing this material are endless…

July 4, 2017 Read this update »

What are the types of asbestos and where are they found?

The unfortunate truth is that asbestos can be found anywhere: in the home, public buildings, offices, even schools. Asbestos reached its peak during the 20th century and buildings constructed at the time used asbestos throughout. Buildings older than 1900 are certainly not exempt, as renovations carried out during their lifespan are likely to have used…

May 15, 2017 Read this update »

How to make your demolition project as environmentally friendly as possible

Eco-friendly construction methods have been the norm for decades and there are improvements in sustainable building practices year on year, but how do you take demolition and make it green? Razing a building to the ground the old fashioned way can be responsible for a large carbon footprint, especially when many waste materials can be…

April 28, 2017 Read this update »

Things to consider before demolition

Demolition day is the most tangible sign that a project has begun. For some people that means getting rid of an eyesore once and for all. For others, it means clearing the way for an exciting new structure, possibly a new home, public facility or business premises. To get the process right first time, let’s…

April 5, 2017 Read this update »

Why soft strip and building derating is good for the environment

Building derating is the most environmentally sustainable service that a demolition team can offer. Known as ‘soft stripping’, building derating is a form of deconstruction where crews ‘harvest’ reusable materials and leave a building’s structural framework intact. Following this method, an outdated, but structurally sound building is stripped back to its foundations, walls and floors,…

March 23, 2017 Read this update »

The Rise in Asbestos-related Claims

As we saw last month, asbestos-related illnesses are still prevalent today, with many cases being reported long after initial exposure. While we previously focused on the problem of asbestos exposure in schools, they aren’t the only places in the country where asbestos is still a major problem. In this article, we’re taking a look at…

January 15, 2017 Read this update »

Asbestos in Schools: Protect Our Children

Asbestos is one of history’s most popular building materials, with its use dating back thousands of years. It was commonly used throughout the 20th century during the construction of a huge range of buildings, both domestic and public, and it wasn’t until decades of mainstream use that the dangers of asbestos became apparent. The use…

December 21, 2016 Read this update »

Ways to Use Reclaimed Bricks

If you’re looking for a unique building material which is environmentally friendly and adds character to your property, reclaimed bricks are definitely worth considering. But reclaimed bricks aren’t exclusively reserved for big projects, there are plenty of interesting, creative ways to use reclaimed bricks for smaller DIY purposes, too. This month we’re looking at some…

November 6, 2016 Read this update »

Why You Should Buy Reclaimed Wooden Flooring

  As the focus on sustainability and recycling grows stronger and stronger, it’s important to use every opportunity available to implement reclamation in any way we can. With reclaimed goods it’s possible to preserve and reuse certain materials and objects without having to go to the trouble of creating and constructing new ones. In this…

October 4, 2016 Read this update »

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Daryl Green, Wates Construction

Wates Construction, December 10, 2014

Pro Dem worked on a demolition contract in Worksop for Wates on a new bus station we are constructing. This was in September this year.

I myself had never worked with them, ...

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