Rafferty’s have recently completed the demolition of a brick chimney for a valued client in the North West, UK.
The brick chimney stood 57m high above ground level and measured 7.4m in diameter at the base and 5m in diameter at the termination point, a colossal structure.
The bulk of the demolition was carried out by our hardworking team of steeplejacks in a piecemeal fashion, depositing all rubble down the inside of the chimney. Access was in the form of specialised modular frame scaffolding which was installed at the termination point of the chimney and is designed to be lowered in conjunction with the demolition. The bottom approximate 20m of the chimney was demolished using a high reach machine.
The contract was successfully completed without any safety incidents and ahead of schedule.
Our clients lead engineer for the project had this to say;
As always, I am very happy with the work that you and your guys have carried out, and a pleasure to have them on site.
Thanks once again to your senior team who work hard behind the scenes to make sure that all aspects of the job come together when they should, your company has demonstrated an exemplary work ethic on a job that has been very much in the spotlight.