Category: DDS Blog


DDS Demolition is recruiting for experienced CCDO Supervisors / Managers. What are we both looking for? You: A professional, skilled, competent team player who works well with others. You take pride in supervising and working within a safe and efficient site and appreciate the responsibility of both respective roles. Us: We are a successful, family run company who

Blog Post: Leading From The Top Down (Demolition)

Top Down demolition is a safe, methodical and contained method of demolition. The appeal is often the steady pace and contained activity, especially when you only have the footprint of the building to work within and especially on high rise structures in urban areas. Therefore typically suited to tall structures with a limited footprint, it

Blog Post: What’s Your Poison?

No, we’re not talking Monkey 47 Gin or Glen Grant Whisky, we’re talking demolition methods. Whether it be the high-octane excitement of explosives or the traditional and rugged process of mechanical demolition, whether you’re watching or operating, we rhetorically and colloquially ask – what’s your poison? With a wealth of knowledge and the weathered faces

Blog Post: The Importance of a Like-Minded Workforce

In our latest Blog Post, we consider; What is the importance of a like-minded workforce? Lets face it, most of us need to work for a living, but would you rather spend 50 years hopping from employer to employer, building bridges, burning bridges and never feeling settled? Or would you prefer to become a part

Blog Post: Land of the High Reach

When you think of the 90’s,Take That, Pulp Fiction or Monica Lewinskys dress may spring to mind – but for us “Demolition Folk” we witnessed the steady introduction of the high reach excavator. In the 1970’s, Land & Water began using the first “long reach” machines, but these could only reach down, the arm could

Blog Post: Here come the girls…..

In fact, we’re already here and have been for quite some time. At present, there seems to be much publicity and promotion surrounding the phenomenon of women in the demolition industry. It is not a phenomenon – it is normal, standard, usual. Without the research of statistics to demonstrate the ratio of men versus women

Rays’ Razing for 40 Years including celebratory video

Both our Founder and current Managing Director have taken DDS Demolition through to our 40th anniversary in 2018 in spectacular style. Les Ray and Wesley Ray, Founder and Managing Director respectively, can look back and take stock of the last 40 years, appreciating the hard work it has taken to grow such a successful company.

Blog Post: The Complexity of Demolition

During 40 years razing structures, DDS has learnt that every demolition project is met with a variety of challenges. We are humble enough to accept the common misconception that demolition is easy and straightforward – however, the simple truth is this: To do it safely and correctly requires the utmost technical assessment – regardless of

Les and Will Carling

NFDC Annual Luncheon 2017

DDS Demolition would like to extend their thanks to the NFDC for hosting yet another enjoyable and successful NFDC Annual Luncheon on Friday 10 November at The Royal Horseguards Hotel, London. The lunch followed on from the Southern Counties and London Regional meeting which gave members the opportunity to discuss changes in the demolition industry. Each year,