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...
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,...
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...
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
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
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...