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Construction Presentation by John F Hunt Demolition to RUCS
Bruce Diffey, Tony Swanwick and Sam Hamilton of John F Hunt Demolition carried out a presentation to the Reading University Construction Society (RUCS) at their ‘Beer and Pizza’ social evening. With over 50 undergraduates present the presentation on the demolition industry highlighted some of our team’s specific projects as well as their personal experiences. The event was co-hosted by John Rowan and Partners and was a highly successful evening. You can view the presentation by clicking here: JFH Presentation RUCS 20.01.15
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Load Security & Restraint Systems
Since VOSA's launch of their Load Restraint enforcement Matrix’ back in the spring of 2012, there is still much confusion about what is, and what is not, compliant when it comes to Load Security. According to Mark Horton, Traffic Enforcement Scheme Manager at VOSA, there have been 1,269 load restraint defects detected since 1st April last year; 1,190 of those resulting in prohibition. With over 300 trained VOSA roadside inspectors now in force, it is perhaps surprising that many operators...
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Hitachi 870 Excavator Goes Out for Hire
John F Hunt Plant Hire helps with the £80m regeneration of the infamous Mardyke Estate in Essex by providing access to the biggest machine in the John F Hunt Hire fleet, the Hitachi 870 Excavator. The Hitachi 870 Long Reach Excavator, was hired out in Rainham to assist with the demolition of the high rise blocks which made up the notorious Mardyke Estate. The 1960’s built tower blocks, housing over four thousand residents at one stage, became run down and a dangerous area...
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Mardyke Valley Golf Club Expands In More Ways Than One!
Course Manager, Dave Webster, recently employed new apprentice Alex Lamb, to learn all there is to know about keeping Mardyke Valley Golf Course in prime condition throughout the year. The magnificent par 70 Essex golf course has an excellent reputation and is groomed by a fine team of experienced Green Keepers who all hold NVQ levels 2, 3 and 4 qualifications, with Daniel Farrer recently completing his Toro Mechanics course. Over 50 new trees have now been planted on the Course this...
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Roman Jewellery Found By Colchester's Archeological Trust
Whilst the demolition and redevelopment of the Williams and Griffin Department Store in Colchester was undertaken by the John F Hunt Demolition team, access by Colchester’s Archaeological Trust was granted to part of the site due to its historical importance. During the final day of the archaeological dig, a hoard of Roman jewellery, thought to be the finest of its kind to ever be found in Britain ,was discovered. The location of the find was originally thought to be in an area...
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More Plant Hire Equipment to Add to Our Hire Centres!
Due to increased demand John F Hunt Hire Centres have placed orders for additional Plant Hire Equipment to the value of £2m with a number of leading manufacturers. The Plant Hire Equipment will be arriving over the coming weeks and include the following items. 26 x Kubota Excavators 10 x Manitou Tele Handlers 10 x Thwaites Dumpers 6 x Bomag Rollers 6 x Doosan Compressors For more on our Plant Hire Equipment click here, or alternatively you can contact us here.
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Event Power: John F Hunt Powers Winterville
John F Hunt Power were the chosen supplier of temporary event power for the very first 2014 Winterville Christmas experience in Victoria Park, Bow. Set in 86 hectares of Victorian greenery in the heart of East London the Christmas festival ran from December through to January 2015 and offered a wide range of festive treats for all the family. John F Hunt Power supplied a complete turn-key package to the venue, this includes 2 x 160KVA synchronised generators to ensure an...
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John F Hunt Powering International Rugby at ‘Twickers’!
A leading national catering company asked John F Hunt Power to tender for supplying Power for all their outdoor catering equipment for the England Rugby Union Winter Internationals at Twickenham, which we subsequently won! A total of 16 generators ranging from 60kva up to 200kva were supplied, including a variety of distribution equipment and fuel tanks. John F Hunt Power also provided their fuel management service to make sure there was no down time, with the majority of the generators running...
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Floor Saw Hire From John F Hunt
Last month, John F Hunt Concrete Cutting took possession of the first ‘Tier 4’ compliant Floor Saw in the UK, manufactured by Husqvarna. Our Floor Saw is now available for hire, and is a brilliant addition to the rest of our Concrete Cutting equipment. The FS 7000 D Floor Saw is a large and powerful walk-behind flat saw for road work, large sawing jobs, deep floor sawing and mid-size jobs that require high production rates. The high output, compact size and good manoeuvrability makes it...
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