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John F Hunt Demolition gets in touch with its feminine side!
One of our latest demolition projects has started in London at Fenchurch Avenue and is now well underway. We have already gone in and set up smart blue hoarding and sparkly white John F Hunt Monarflex to protect the area, however this time the site has a bit more of a twist - flower boxes! It was Nick Ward, the Contracts Manager on this job that spotted the window boxes on the building when John F Hunt first moved in to...
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It’s the taking part that counts: The demolition business is looking good
The demolition business, probably more than any other sector of British industry, has made enormous strides in efficiency, innovation, safety and sustainability in recent years. This is largely due to the efforts of the people who work at the centre of the industry, and who have taken up the challenges that modern-day demolition projects now demand. It used to be that perhaps just 5 per cent of construction costs were earmarked for demolition. In many cases this has now at least doubled,...
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CIWMs Sustainability & Resource Industry Awards: We've Been Shortlisted!
The shortlist has been announced for the “UK Sustainability & Resource Industry Awards”, organised by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management on behalf of the industry. The Industry Awards recognise and reward innovation, achievement and best practice in the sustainable management of waste and resources, both within the waste sector and across a range of client sectors including construction and facilities management. We are shortlisted for an award in the categories of “Innovation” and also “NFDC Sustainable Construction & Demolition”. We are very...
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A Year Of Growth...Meet Our New Directors
Wow…have we been busy this year! Just look at all these movers and shakers at Director level alone! Firstly we say a fond farewell to Keith English who has retired from his post of Contracts Director after 30+ years at John F Hunt …he will be missed! Joining us, we welcome...
  • Dave Smith joins John F Hunt Demolition as Deputy Managing Director, bringing with him 30 years’ experience in the Construction Industry, 13 of which were spent at board level for Main Contractors,...
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What does asbestos look like?
Asbestos is the leading cause of workplace deaths in the UK, where it contributes to over 4500 deaths every year (www.hse.gov.uk). It was originally applied to building materials for insulation and fireproofing purposes, but was finally banned in the UK in 1999. Working on or near damaged asbestos containing materials, dramatically increases the likelihood of getting an asbestos related disease such as asbestosis or mesothelioma. Therefore, it is important to be able to identify asbestos so that preventive measures can be...
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