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Considerate Constructors Award

We are pleased to announce that we have again been awarded a prestigious Considerate Constructors Award.

Matthews Re-accredited to ISO 9001,ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001


WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate in Waste & Resource Management

Our Environmental Compliance Manager achieves WAMITAB Level 4 Certificate.....

Client: Taylor Wimpey: Industrial Laundry Factory

Site: Industrial Laundry Factory, Balham, South West London

Start Date: May 2014

The site was located in an extremely sensitive area and bordered densely populated residential areas on 3 sides with the fourth side bordering a major railway line. This presented a challenge as to how best to safely demolish the 35mtr chimney.
This was accomplished by the erection of a working scaffold, followed by the progressive deconstruction of the chimney by hand. The chimney and scaffolding tower were in the 'Failure Radii' of the adjacent operational railway lines and therefore works approval needed to be sought from Network Rail before commencement.