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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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