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Project: Demolition of 10-acre Forticrete Works
Client: Ibstock Brick Ltd
Location: Harpur Hill, Buxton, Derbyshire
Date: October 2010 - December 2010

Over 7 weeks the 10-acre Forticrete Works Site has been levelled and cleared by utilising a combination of both mechanical and explosive demolition techniques. 

The project involved demolition of all plant structures ranging from manufacturing and warehousing buildings to the offices and weighbridge, including the explosive demolition of 2 x 80' high silos which were heavy duty steel structures. Given the thickness of the steel the decision was taken that the quickest and safest way of bringing them down was to use explosives.

The silos behaved perfectly, with explosives blasting a couple of seconds apart, bringing them down exactly as intended - absolutely inch perfect. Once down on the ground the towers were then taken to pieces safely using a 50 ton mounted shear and manual oxygen Propane cutting on the larger sections.

Everything from the site is being recycled in what is proving to be a particularly green operation, with all concrete/brickwork taken by a local haulage contractor for re-use as a hard standing area. Steel and other metals have been removed to our Recycling & Waste Management Facility in Rotherham, where they are being processed and sorted in preparation for recycling. 

Absolutely everything that can be re-used has been recovered, with zero to landfill, demonstrating once again our proven ability to maximise recycling 

Industrial dismantling with Ron Hull Ltd – expert industrial dismantling & demolition contractors

The scale of industrial projects can often introduce safety & environmental factors that take expert understanding to manage. Specialist decontamination, high security, proximity to critical infrastructure or active work sites, and other exacting circumstances mean you can’t compromise on the expertise of your demolition contractor.  Whatever the particular requirements of your decommissioning, dismantling or demolishing project, Ron Hull Ltd has the decades of industry experience it takes to visualise –and deliver- creative solutions to your project requirements. From initial decommissioning, waste management, and site clearance to full demolition, step-by-step dismantling of large-scale industrial infrastructure, asset recovery, remarketing and final land remediation- Ron Hull offers the full cycle of industrial demolition.

Based in Yorkshire, demolition contractors & waste management experts Ron Hull Ltd built their ethos around providing a comprehensive service encompassing all client requirements from day one to the final recycling of recovered material and full land remediation. We tailor all our works to clients’ exact requirements, understanding your objectives and managing our team’s unmatched expertise and considerable technical resources to deliver a complete service that regularly earns excellent feedback from our clients.

As a leading demolition company, we understand the complexities that often face teams required to decommission equipment or facilities. Often these complexities require a broader skill base and a more creative approach, informed by great experience, than the initial scope of the project may suggest. Environmental factors, legislation and impact on surrounding areas often govern the approach a demolition company must take to ensure safe, fast and cost-effective project completion.

View some of our past industrial site demolition & decommissioning projects:

Demolition of Incinerator Complex

Demolition of Woodhouse Mill Gas Holder & Digester Tanks

As one of the UK’s leading industrial demolition contractors, Ron Hull Ltd has decades of experience offering innovative solutions to the most complex projects. We aim to deliver forward thinking solutions that have consistently helped our clients achieve their desired outcomes in time and under budget, with minimum disruption and in line with all relevant regulation. We work with companies across the UK and are proud to have earned a reputation for excellence in industrial demolition services that frequently sees a one-off contract grow into a lasting relationship. With satisfied customers across the UK and an industry leading reputation as a safe, efficient, professional and innovative demolition company, why not speak to us about the ways our team can assist in your project.

For more information on any of our previous projects or the particulars of how we approach each demolition challenge, please feel free to contact our team at our office in Rotherham, Yorkshire. 

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