BATHGATE-headquartered Dem-Master Demolition has added a new Sandvik QJ341 tracked jaw crusher to its fleet – with the machine immediately being deployed to help demolish the former Glasgow Police HQ in Glasgow city centre.
The crusher has joined two other QJ341s and will serve on a variety of demolition and recycling projects across the country.
“We’ve been buying Extec/Sandvik tracked jaw crushers since the launch of the Megabite in 98 or 99,” said Dem-Master Demolition MD Richard McCulloch. “It’s tried and tested technology and ideal for demolition work.
“We know them inside out, they’ve got the ‘gap’ which is ideal for demolition, and as we know them so well we can support them in the field. Also Sandvik machines have high residual values, and although not the cheapest we could have bought, certainly the best value.”
The new QJ341 has been acquired to process demolition materials from various projects. “We’ve got all sorts of material coming in, and we are producing a 6F2 product for infill and resale,” Richard added. “We are hoping at some stage to wash the material and get it secondary crushed through a cone or impactor at our recycling yard.”
Dem-Master Demolition is geared up to tackle projects involving mechanical demolition of extensive industrial sites, multi-storey residential blocks and schools, as well as city centre developments.
“It has long been my belief that machine demolition would provide the safest, most efficient and economic method of demolition,” explained Richard. “Reducing health and safety risks, increasing control in programmes and producing less resident disruption means that machine demolition allows a much more controlled and safer approach to demolition.”
Dem-Master has a 22-acre waste facility based at its head office. Sister company, Total Recycling Scotland, offers industrial, commercial and residential waste solutions.
“Our industry-leading 98% recycling rate, and no hidden cost policy, means we can divert waste from landfill, which in return means no landfill tax charges to our clients,” Richard added. “Our goal is to provide low cost, environmentally friendly and reliable waste recycling and management solutions. We are fully committed to adhering to the principles of the circular economy throughout our waste management services. We recycle 100% of metal, timber and inert demolition materials from our projects, and up to a further 94%-98% of mixed materials, thereby reducing the amount of waste.”