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Demolition: The start of something new

Demolition sites often have a bad reputation for being noisy and an eyesore to walk past each day. However, these are very short term implications for what can be a process to begin again, to renew and regenerate our cities. Especially if you consider that demolition doesn’t necessarily have to involve heavy machinery. In the long…

February 1, 2018 Read this update »

Builders, Construction Professionals and Odd Job Men: All at Risk From Asbestos

Asbestos refers to a group of six varieties of naturally occurring minerals. These minerals are made up of microscopic but extremely durable fibres which are resistant to heat, fire and many chemicals – which goes along way to explaining why it was such a popular construction material for centuries. However, these fibres are also extremely…

January 3, 2018 Read this update »

Demolition News: Nottingham’s Broadmarsh Demolition

Built at the beginning of the 1970s in an area that was historically boggy ground,  Broadmarsh has been a key shopping centre and bus station in Nottingham for decades. With over fifty outlets, from restaurants and tailors to gadget and clothes shops, Broadmarsh had a lot to offer. However, over the years, the building has…

December 4, 2017 Read this update »

Demolition: Permission Matters

Around this time last year, three properties in the Coldharbour Conservation Area were demolished without planning permission. The result: those illegally demolished Victorian houses must be rebuilt “brick by brick”. This was in part due to the poor explanation offered by the owners, and also because the properties themselves were considered to be “of historical…

November 1, 2017 Read this update »

Mesothelioma Awareness Day: Why asbestos needs to be removed professionally

On the 26th of this month, we had our thirteenth Mesothelioma Awareness Day. Established by Meso Foundation volunteers in 2004, Mesothelioma Awareness Day has been instrumental in bringing more attention to, and funding research for, this particularly vicious form of cancer. In light of this, the team at ProDEM will be dedicating this month’s article…

September 25, 2017 Read this update »

Is My Asbestos Garage Safe?

Buying a house can be a stressful exercise. But when you think you have found your perfect home only to discover that it’s been marred by asbestos, it can be even more frustrating. This can often be the case with garages and sheds that come with semi-detached homes; however, if we don’t want to compromise…

August 31, 2017 Read this update »

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 as mesothelioma…

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…

June 15, 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 »

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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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