Concrete Cutting and Controlled Demolition

London and Nationwide

Providing Engineered Solutions

Kilnbridge is the leading concrete cutting and controlled demolition specialist contractor operating throughout the UK and internationally.

Our success in this specialist field lies in our ability to consistently provide innovative solutions to both traditional and complex concrete cutting and controlled demolition projects.

Whilst we offer all of the traditional concrete cutting applications, Kilnbridge has become synonymous with providing engineered solutions that solve the more complex concrete cutting projects across a wide range of sectors within the built environment.

Concrete Cutting and Controlled Demolition

  • Diamond Drilling

    Diamond Drilling

Diamond Drilling

We carry out diamond core drilling for penetrations up to 1.00 m diameter and to depths of up to 4.00 m as standard. Special diameters and greater depths are available on request.

For very large or irregular openings, we offer stitch drilling, making a series of overlapping holes to cut through concrete of any thickness. Using this method we have successfully cut openings through and removed various structures, from door openings in heavily reinforced bank vaults, to openings in deep concrete slabs for pile installation.

  • Track Sawing

    Track Sawing

Track Sawing

This is the quickest and simplest way of creating openings in concrete walls and floor slabs. The circular diamond saw blade is mounted on a track, bolted to the concrete surface, and travels back and forth in a series of passes to create a precision cut.

This method allows precise cutting to depths of up to 1.00 m and is dust and vibration free. It provides a smooth cut face thus reducing rendering and making good. Accurate cutting and excellent environmental and safety standards are achieved with this method.

  • Floor Sawing

    Floor Sawing

Floor Sawing

Primarily used to form expansion joints and make patch repairs on motorways, airport runways and pavements. Floor sawing can also be used to form various sized floor openings as part of structural alteration works to existing buildings and structures.

Floor sawing offers many of the key advantages of track sawing in terms of precision of cut, speed and versatility.

  • Wire Sawing

    Wire Sawing of Concrete and Steel

Wire Sawing of Concrete and Steel

Wire sawing allows precise cutting to any depth and is ideal for cutting very large sections, such as concrete bridge decks, major wall structures, diaphragm walls, heavily reinforced concrete structures and steel structures such as submarines, ships, oil rigs and aircraft.

As with all diamond cutting techniques, wire sawing is dust and vibration free. Any orientation and depth of cut can be achieved and large diameter holes are easily cut using our circular cutting rigs.

Plunge wire sawing is a technique used where access is constrained to one elevation of the structure and can be only cut from one side.

  • Crushing & Bursting

    Concrete Crushing and Bursting

Concrete Crushing and Bursting

As an alternative to conventional concrete breakers, hand-held and machine-mounted crushers offer a fast and safe method of pulverising concrete sections up to 500 mm thick.

Concrete bursting is ideal for demolishing mass concrete structures where there are strict limitations on permissible noise and vibration. This method uses hydraulic bursting heads inserted into pre-drilled holes where they develop splitting forces of up to 500 tonnes to crack the concrete allowing for subsequent removal.

  • Demolition

    Robotic Demolition

Robotic Demolition

For safe, accurate and controlled demolition, our fleet of remote-controlled demolition robots completes the project quickly whilst allowing the operator to control the machine from a safe vantage point. With enough power to out-perform excavators up to five times its size, the robot is ideal for use in hazardous, controlled or confined spaces such as traditional demolition projects, atomic research and energy facilities and refractory works to cement kilns and blast furnaces.

The powerful electro-hydraulic system eliminates fumes and generates very little noise. A range of attachments including breakers, crushers and shears allows the robot to undertake a wide range of demolition activities.

  • Engineering

    Engineered Solutions

Engineered Solutions

Kilnbridge has considerable experience in delivering more complex projects which require multi-disciplinary expertise and project management skills. Generally these projects are within safety and structure critical environments.

These projects demand a more engineered input to assist our clients in ensuring that the safest and most effective solution is adopted. We undertake logistical analysis, temporary works design and installation, provide advice on the most suitable cutting and dismantling methodologies, engage with a wide variety of stakeholders and analyse and manage the risks on behalf of our clients.

Our specialization

Diamond core drilling for penetrations
Stitch drilling
Pile installation
Precise concrete cutting
Patch repairs on motorways, airport runways and pavements
Dust and vibration free sawing
Concrete bursting demolition
Safe, accurate and controlled demolition
Multi-disciplinary expertise and project management

Our Services

  • Building and Civil Engineering

    Kilnbridge has developed a reputation for the successful delivery of complex building and civil engineering projects in very challenging environments.

  • Fabrication

    Kilnbridge Fabrication has evolved over the years from providing an in-house service to an established structural steel and architectural metalwork contractor.

  • Fire Protection

    Kilnbridge is a leading fire protection contractor with unrivalled expertise, providing engineered solutions in the specification and installation of passive fire protection systems throughout the UK and internationally.

  • Environmental

    Kilnbridge is a leading provider of waste collection, recycling and ancillary services to the construction, demolition, commercial and industrial sectors. Our range of environmental  services are comprehensive and designed to meet the ever changing needs of our clients and the markets in which we serve.