Starting out Oldham Bros were scrap metal merchants. But as they got bigger, they wanted to explore different avenues such as demolition, wood recycling, and many others. Throughout all of the different aspects of the business, there’s always been one thing that hasn’t changed and that’s that we are one of the oldest names in the industry.
Demolition is a key factor to our business and we’ve had any job you could ask for big, small, easy, and hard but we’ve done each and every one to the professional standard we hold ourselves to. One of the harder jobs we’ve had in the past was the wool station; the wool station was unknowingly full of Anthrax which at the time wasn’t as well known or as easy to solve at this day and age; To combat the Anthrax we had to crush down everything in case the Anthrax seeped into and after it was crushed we then tipped it into a designated area in the docks. before the work had even begun the workers had to be some of the first people to get the Anthrax vaccine to be safe while the work was being done.
Windsor tower was a multi-block of high-rise flats that we were tasked to deconstruct, that being the case we were the first in the country to use this method of deconstruction which then set a trend for others to follow. the reason we had to use this method of deconstruction was that the flats were in close proximity to other buildings that were not set to be taken down.
This job was the Exchange station, one mistake and it could easily have been a disaster. We had to take extra steps and precautions to make sure everything was safe, the reason for this is because while we were working there, there was still trains coming and going through; This could’ve been extremely dangerous not only to the people on the train but also to all the people working as well. while the demolition was taking place, we had to make sure not to damage any of the surrounding buildings and had to leave the front of the station intact. We had to set up scaffolding up around the building, then we set up a hold through the wall so that if the wind picked up the wall wouldn’t fall down. But even with all of these variables in mind we still managed to get the job done without a hitch.