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Weekly Roundup!
John F Hunt Weekly Round-up It’s been another extraordinarily busy week for the John F Hunt Group. See a selection of images below from this week! John F Hunt Demolition continued excavation and breaking at their site near Fenchurch St station, within a busy area of the City of London. The project consisted of the demolition of 10 and 12–14 Fenchurch Avenue along with 117, 118, 119 and 120 Fenchurch Street down to the underside of the existing single basement slab. We used...
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John F Hunt ate its way to donating £303 to Macmillan Cancer Support in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning!
John F Hunt munched its way through the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ on Friday the 25th September to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and managed £303! A huge display of over 12 different homemade cakes, scones and biscuits were baked on Thursday evening by both the ladies and gents at John F Hunt and driven very carefully into the office on Friday morning! A donation for every cupcake or slice of gateaux to go with morning coffee, saw the money...
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Please Help Support the Freshwater Independent Lifeboats!
On the August 16th  Phill Cunningham, Assistant Manager of Thameside Lifting, will be peddling 73 miles around the wilds of Colchester, taking part in the Wiggle Sportive Bicycle Ride 'The Only Way'. The Only Way Sportive starts at the home of Colchester FC and takes riders into Essex along a scenic course, visiting many historical Essex villages where the Roman and Saxon influences can be seen, before turning North and into Suffolk where the most northerly point of the route is....
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Last Month's Hazard Spotter Award Goes to Matt Hunn!
John F Hunt Demolition wins Last month’s Hazard Spotter Award at Bradwell! This went to Matt Hunn who was awarded a £50.00 voucher, for bringing to the Managements attention that the lifting plan was not fully understood by the new Slingers on site. Matt highlighted that there was little confidence from many of the new slingers on site, from all trades, when reading and signing up to the Lifting Plan.  Following on from these comments,  all Slingers were ask to attend an...
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Amosite Asbestos Removal in Bradwell
John F Hunt Demolition’s January ‘Hazard Spotter Award’, at Bradwell Power Station. The hazard spotted was Amosite Asbestos, found by our John F Hunt Demolition gang, whilst stripping one of the roofs at Bradwell. The area had previously been cleared of asbestos, but when the Amosite Asbestos was found, the risk of spreading and contaminating others was minimised by the quick response of the whole team on site. Our client thanked everyone for averting a potential problem and commented on their good set...
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Demolition & Redevelopment at Cambridge University
John F Hunt is about to begin a 22 week demolition and redevelopment project in Cambridge, on behalf of Cambridge Assessment, Cambridge University’s International Exams Group. The demolition site is "The Triangle" that is situated just off Shaftsbury Road at Cambridge University. The demolition works include the relocation of bats, asbestos removal, environmental monitoring, site isolations and careful demolition using long reach excavators. Due to the close proximity of the residential blocks which will remain in use throughout the project, John F Hunt...
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Remediation Clean Up at Stratford
And so the Remediation at Stratford begins… John F Hunt Remediation has commenced the clean-up of 26 acres of land in Stratford on behalf of Vastint. The works will comprise the excavation and cleaning of some 200,000m3 of soil. We will be tackling a legacy of industrial usage by means of steam injection and ex-situ soil cleaning techniques. Find out more about our Land Remediation Services here.
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Event Power Services in Newcastle, The Enchanted Park
John F Hunt Power, Birtley depot supplied their Event Power Services for the second year running at the Enchanted Park at Saltwell Park, Gateshead. Enchanted park is now in its 9th year and is an ‘innovation after dark arts adventure’ which sees Gateshead Saltwell Park transformed through visual arts, performance and interactive works. This year’s event told the story of Estella, a young girl who lived inside Saltwell Towers and who was fascinated by the stars that shone brightly above her, as...
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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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