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Posts in Demolition


Demolition of Rydons School

Sep 18 in Company, Demolition

Shorts Demolition, contracted to demolish Rydons School in Hersham on behalf of Bewley Homes in January 2018. Now in its final phase of a sixteen week demolition project, Shorts have successfully demolished the school and are carrying out final stage of slab and foundation removal before handing over the land for redevelopment. Bewley Homes are

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Our new crusher being put through its paces

Aug 15 in Company, Demolition

Shorts demolition have invested in a new crusher. Shorts purchased a Sandvik after seeing a demonstration at the recent Hillhead Show. The crusher is being used on our demolition sites to crush building materials, once demolished. The crusher is currently operated onsite by Ben Milward who has given it top marks “It has exceeded my

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House demolition in Ascot

Jul 19 in Company, Demolition

Shorts Demolition have just completed the demolition of a house in Ascot on behalf of a local builder. With the assistance of our Doosan DX140 Excavator, the house was demolished within 1 week.

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Demolition – carefully does it in Camberley

Jul 19 in Company, Demolition

Shorts Demolition have just taken on a new residential demolition project in Camberley. This latest project involves the demolition of the garage and first floor extension from the main house. Precision demolition is required on such a project – hand isolations and segregations are essential.

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Wycliffe Centre Demolition Complete

Jul 19 in Company, Demolition

Shorts Demolition team have recently completed the demolition works of the Wycliffe Centre, Horsleys Green, near High Wycombe. The property comprised of 180,000 sq ft of accommodation on a 23-acre site and was formerly used as conference centre and for bible translation by Wycliffe the previous charity owners. This multi-unit site has been demolished over

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Shorts team visit Hillhead 2018

Jun 27 in Company, Waste management, Demolition

Gary Short and his management team paid a visit Hillhead 2018 in Derbyshire. Hillhead is famous for its live demonstrations with a wide range of equipment being put through its paces in the quarry. The team were interested to see equipment from leading suppliers such as Caterpillar, Volvo, JCB, Doosan, Hyundai, Komatsu and Hitachi –

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Car show down in Bagshot

Apr 23 in Company, Demolition

We’ve now completed the demolition of a car showroom and workshop in Bagshot on behalf of Kirkby Homes. This site was a former petrol station so a large amount of work was carried out underground to remove the five 25,000 gallon fuel tanks. This site was on the ground within three weeks making way for

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Demolition De-Construct with New Attachments

Apr 07 in Company, Demolition

This month, our demolition division has been buying new attachments which will make light work of the big upcoming demolition works scheduled for spring. Our new attachments include, 2x Rammer Hammer, 4 x Dehaco – Selector Grabs, 1 x MBI – Rotating Shear , 1 x MBI – Hydraulic Pulveriser. These new attachments will accompany

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Unigate Demolition Works Well Underway

Feb 28 in Company, Demolition

Following the demolition of The Perfume Factory in North Acton, the prestigious Imperial College London has awarded us another new project. As pictured, the former Unigate distribution centre site in London, is a very large (approx 14,800 m2) steel framed and steel clad building. We are five weeks into an eight week programme and are

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The Perfume Factory: Progress Update

Dec 20 in Company, Demolition

The former Perfume Factory in North Acton, London is progressing well. Within two weeks, we’ve completed the hard and soft-strip, including removing internal rooms, doors, electrics and asbestos from the ceilings and now this three storey factory is being demolished to the ground. All materials from the building are being segregated for recycling. We expect

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The Perfume Factory

Dec 05 in Company, Demolition

The former Perfume Factory in North Acton, London is our latest demolition project on behalf of Imperial College London. This three storey, art deco factory will be demolished and turned into London’s biggest ever “build-to-rent” housing development. Shorts Demolition have moved in and completed a hard and soft strip- removing internal rooms, doors, electrics and

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Demolition with Care

Nov 21 in Company, Demolition

Shorts have started the demolition of a former care home in Maidenhead on behalf of Feltham construction. This 47-bedroom facility, sat in the middle of our housing estate involves a soft strip, asbestos removal and finally complete demolition works of this 90s style brick building. All this will be complete within the next six weeks.

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Brakes are off on Suttons Business Park

Aug 04 in Company, Demolition

Our demolition team are all systems go on the former Brakes warehouse on Suttons Business Park. We are four weeks in to a seven week project, working on behalf of Christopher Smith Associates. The works involve remote and soft-strip demolition with onsite crushing.

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Shear Brilliance Demolition

Jul 21 in Company, Demolition

Shorts Demolition’s new shear made a debut appearance at our latest demolition projects this week. Our new 3.4 tonne shear is being put to the test as we carry out remote demolition and asbestos removal at former Queen Elizabeth Foundation Residents in Leatherhead on behalf of Berkeley Homes. The shear is cutting through steel and

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Car show down: Demolition at Sevenoaks

Jun 29 in Company, Demolition

Shorts Demolition have recently started demolishing a former garage car show room and workshop at Sevenoaks. As you can see, the team are cracking on with this job and we’ve had some great feedback from the customer: “I thought the site looked very professional on Tuesday when I was on site. Matthew and the team

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Shorts visit to Plantworx

Jun 09 in Company, Demolition, Plant and tool hire & shops

Shorts Management team paid a visit to Plantworx, the UK’s live showcase event for construction professionals, held in Leicestershire this month. The team spent the day looking at the very latest plant and construction machinery on the market and speaking to different manufacturers, as Steve our Plant Manager explains: “The show provided an excellent opportunity

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Suttons Business Park Demolition Progress

May 30 in Demolition

Shorts Demolition have been awarded the contract as Principal Contractor for the safe removal of three units on Sutton Business Park in Reading. The business park provides office, warehouse and industrial units to let and three of the business units are to be pulled down and be replaced with three new units, commissions by Standard

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Celebrating International Women’s Day: Women at Shorts

Mar 09 in Company, Waste management, Demolition, Plant and tool hire & shops, Commercial trade waste, Agriculture, Composting, Products

“There is no force equal to that of a determined woman” At Shorts, we celebrated International Women’s Day by paying a visit to all the women that work at Shorts and caught a glimpse of what they were doing on this particular historic day where we remember the movement for women’s rights. In a traditionally male

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