Asbestos Removal Call The Experts - Central Demolition Ltd
Classic Plant & Machinery|October 2017

Removing asbestos can be a sensitive business when old buildings are demolished to make way for new developments. BOB WEIR went to Bonnybridge to hear about a company that is at the cutting edge of demolition technology

 

Bonnybridge is well-known for its industrial heritage. Sitting astride the Forth and Clyde canal, it is located just a stone’s throw from that modern engineering marvel, the Falkirk Wheel. The history of the town dates back to the Industrial Revolution when its many industries included paper mills, brickworks, chemical plants and whisky distilling. Of particular significance were the iron foundries, which were the forerunner of the steel alloy.

Central Demolition Ltd is an asbestos removal, demolition and recycling contractor serving clients throughout the UK. The business was established in 1993 and has been steadily expanding for the past two decades.  

“Our head office is in Bonnybridge, but we work on sites throughout the country,” said marketing development co-ordinator Zoe Plenderleith. Zoe has been with the firm since 2013 and seen a steady rise in the company’s fortunes.

She said: “Central Demolition Ltd is a member of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors (NFDC) and the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA). We also hold a wide range of other memberships and accreditations, and are included in the d&ri100, which ranks the top 100 demolition contractors in the world. We have had great success at the annual NFDC Demolition Training Awards and won both 2014 Falkirk Herald and 2015 Forth Valley Chamber of Commerce Best Large Business Awards. In addition, we were shortlisted for two World Demolition Awards in 2014.

“A key factor in our success has been our continued investment in skilled personnel, training, facilities and equipment. The company has also made a strong commitment to Health and Safety, based on current legislation and best practice.”

Site demolition and clearance can sometimes be a controversial issue, and Central Demolition Ltd is acutely aware of the need to minimise the impact projects have on people and the environment.

“The company is certified to the ISO 14001 environmental standard, and we have an average recycling rate of 95%,” Zoe explained. “Obviously there are some materials which currently cannot be recycled, but our long-term commitment is to send zero waste to landfill.”

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