• Nash Peake Works,Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 5BT England

91.5m High Concrete Chimney Demolition

Rafferty’s have been awarded and are well underway with a contract to demolish a 91.5m high reinforced concrete chimney in St Helens, UK.

The demolition of the chimney will be carried out in a piecemeal fashion using our innovative sliding band scaffold platform, which enables the scaffolding to be lowered as the demolition proceeds.

Our team of steeplejacks have been working tirelessly and are on target to finish the project ahead of schedule.

Rafferty’s remain one of the country’s leading companies able to address and overcome the difficulties involved in major industrial chimney demolition and dismantling contracts, particularly within sensitive densely populated and `live’ situations. Our expertise in controlled demolition and dismantling of brick, concrete and steel industrial chimney structures is regularly called upon by clients throughout the UK, Europe and the World.

Due to the demanding and high risk nature of this sector of industry, the experience of the specialist contractor is crucial to ensuring safe completion of the project. With 70 years’ experience and hundreds of industrial chimney demolitions to our name, a client can feel complete comfort when appointing Rafferty’s for high risk projects such as this.

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Brick Chimney Demolition Complete

Rafferty Steeplejacks, Brick Chimney Demolition

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.

Rafferty Steeplejacks, Brick Chimney Demolition
Rafferty Steeplejacks, Brick Chimney Demolition
Rafferty Steeplejacks, Brick Chimney Demolition
Rafferty Steeplejacks, Brick Chimney Demolition
Rafferty Steeplejacks, Brick Chimney Demolition
Rafferty Steeplejacks, Brick Chimney Demolition
Rafferty Steeplejacks, Brick Chimney Demolition
Rafferty Steeplejacks, Brick Chimney Demolition
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Royal Stoke University Hospital

Earlier in the year Rafferty Steeplejacks were awarded a contract by the NHS to dismantle the 52m high redundant multi flue steel chimney at Royal Stoke University Hospital.  Throughout our history the company has been responsible for drastically changing the local skyline and the successful completion of this contract saw the skyline of Stoke-on-Trent transformed once again.

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States of Jersey Concrete Chimney Demolition

Rafferty Steeplejacks have been awarded a prestigious contract to completely demolish a 100m high decommissioned reinforced concrete chimney at Bellozanne EfW Plant in St Helier, Jersey.

The demolition contract is due to commence on 3 February 2014 and will be completed in early July, transforming the St Helier skyline forever.

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BAE Systems Twin Steel Chimneys Dismantled

Rafferty Steeplejacks have successfully completed the dismantling of 2 No. 35.3m high multi flue steel chimneys for BAE Systems at their Radway Green site in Cheshire. The following photographs show various stages of the dismantling procedure.

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Rafferty Steeplejacks Demolish The Iconic Boddingtons Brick Chimney in Manchester

Rafferty Steeplejacks have successfully completed the demolition of the iconic 55m high Boddingtons brick chimney in Manchester, transforming the city centre skyline forever. The high risk project was completed without any safety incidents or disruption to the general public in this densely populated area.

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