Brokk Robotic Demolition & Concrete Bursting in Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth is undergoing a slow revolution. Once a tourism and holiday mecca, it is gradually becoming a financial services hub. Changing commercial emphasis means changing demographics. Holiday-type accommodation is making way for residential and commercial developments. Redevelopment always means demolition.
24-7 Diamond Drilling and Sawing Services has a 25 year track record in demolition and we are fully kitted out for it. We use Brokk and other hi-tech demolition equipment: Compact, high-powered, low-noise gear able to go anywhere and do anything. For work our Brokks can’t handle, we have concrete bursting systems.
Our Brokks are powered by electric motors driving hydraulic systems, making for small, high-powered machines with incredible work rates. So, regardless of the size or location of the demolition, we can handle it because:
• Brokk machines are remotely operated.
• They run on bulldozer-type tracks, so can climb stairs and access confined places.
• They are relatively light, so we can hoist them into inaccessible places.
• Being electric, they have no polluting or hazardous exhaust emissions and are very quiet – demolition can be done during office hours.
• They come with a variety of attachments so we can drill, jackhammer, crunch, cut or do whatever the occasion demands.
Concrete bursting is used for all forms of demolition but is particularly useful for breaking up structures like concrete foundations, plinths, dam walls and piers. It entails boring a 112mm hole into the structure and inserting a tool with hydraulic rams at the end. When these are activated, the structure cracks into manageable chunks. Structures up to five meters thick can be demolished with the bursting technique.
Bournemouth Brokk Robotic Demolition & Concrete Bursting Case Study
Brief: A block of holiday flats, built in the 70’s had to be demolished to make way for a modern residential development.
Solution: Health and Safety were critical and noise had to be kept to a minimum.
Brokk equipment was used – 24-7 Diamond Drilling & Sawing Services Limited came in ahead of schedule because we could operate during office hours. Making sure the customer received no time penalties and the next crew could start work.