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Project: Demolition of Screen House & backfilling of sub floor voids
Client: Yorkshire Water
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Date: June 2014 - July 2014

The project involved demolition of the redundant Screen House and backfilling of the sub floor voids. The building was sited below 132KV overhead power lines which remain live at all times. The 42t hydraulic excavator was fitted with a proximity switch to prevent max reach (including breaker) exceeding 10m from ground level.

RHD specialist team began the soft strip of building. Firstly, identifying location of residual oils/grease and check integrity of containers and manually removing containers to be transported to designated storage area using telescopic handler. Low-level studded walls were removed, working from 1m high scaffold tower, studded partitions above 3m height were left in-situ and removed during the demolition. Sequence of Events was:

- Site excavator/pulveriser at gable end (at safe stand off distance) and pulled brick gable outwards, starting at the top, working progressively downwards, removing courses of brickwork laterally.
- Pulverised through first roof trusses allowing debris to fall to ground and push infill panels in Bay No. 1 outwards.
- Pulverised through first roof bay section to bay no. 2 truss on screen house and annexe.
- Pulverised through first bay crane beams at north and south elevations.
- Pulverised through upper tie beams to separate bay no. 1 fro bay no. 2 (Screen House and Annexe).
- Demolished gable columns in bay no. 1.
- Repeated procedure to demolish bay no. 2,3,4,5.
- All footings were broken out to 150mm below existing levels prior to backfilling.

The project was completed within budget on time and most importantly without incident. 

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.