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About Gill Demolitions

With over 45 years experience in the demolition industry, we can provide a total demolition service to suit clients of any size. As one of the leading UK demolition companies we are able to satisfy both domestic and commercial customers with an impressive contract range of between £500 and £1.5 million. All customers receive the same high level of service from our dedicated team to ensure projects run smoothly from planning to completion

Gill Demolition on site Gill Demolition Contractors on site

In order to carry out a diverse range of work, we have extensive plant, vehicles and waste recycling capacity based in a 6 acre site in Bradford, West yorkshire. We have invested heavily in the latest technology such as hydraulic grabs, shears and high reach excavators to ensure we are constantly at the forefront of the demolition industry.

Company History

Founded in 1954 as a one-man haulage business, the company has grown to having 34 lorries and 93 staff.

The driving force behind that rapid growth was company founder Brian Gill. Driving a five ton Bedford tipper and using his home at Tyersal as a garage, office and workshop Brian started trading as a general haulage contractor, mainly carrying demolition materials in the summer and fuel in the winter.

Where it all began Where it all began

By dint of sheer hard work and snatching only a few hours sleep between journeys, Brain Gill gradually increased both his business and his fleet. It was not unusual for him to work all day then spend all evening in his garage doing maintenance work on his lorry to prepare it for the next days schedule.

In those early days Brian wife Kathleen also played an important role running the business whilst her husband was out driving. Hard work and a determination to be successfully and please customers paid dividends. When the demolition company which hired his lorries went out of business Brian Gill decided to tender for work in his own right. With a fleet of three lorries and a chaseside loading shovel the company moved into Dick Lane in 1958.

Soon afterwards now with five vehicles and one mechanical shovel, the company moved its headquarters nearer to home, this time to larger premises with a larger garage at Tyresal. Five years later the firm boasted 15 vehicles and the pressure of space led to a move to former industrial premises in Mill Street in 1963. At that time the firm acquired five excavators and moved into the plant hire field as well as continuing to develop it established demolition and haulage divisions.

Typically however, the company soon grew out of its latest premises and made its fifth move in 1966, this time to usher street. Its fledgling days now clearly over, and now ready for further expansion, the firm migrated to a sic acre site in Hall lane Bradford, capable of allowing the business to grow even further.

From 1985 a second generation of the Gill family began to follow in their farther's footsteps with Paul, Jonathan and Sonia Gill all eventually joining the business. Paul Gill joined the company in 1985 having graduated from university with honors in both Business Management and Transportation. He quickly adapted himself to pricing the work and the operational running of the company with total dedication. Paul was soon given total control over the company in 1989, taking the company forward to its present position as one of the largest and well respected demolition companies in the region.

Sonia Gill completed a full Health & Safety COSH course and became the company's safety officer. Sonia also became the Safety Adviser for the National Federation of Demolition Contractors (North East Region). She was later to become the first female chairperson of the NFDC North Eastern Region. Sonia now works independently for the NFDC as an assessor in conjunction with the CITB Training and Assessment Board.

Jonathan Gill joined the company in 2003 taking over the operational section and becoming project manager and Company Secretary.

Today, with the emphasis on recycling, the company's six acre site licensed by the Environment Agency as a Waste Management Site is used as a waste facility, recycling all the demolition materials and aggregates. The company achieves its target of more than 90 per cent of materials from each demolition project including recovering waste timber, brick, concrete and stone, now being reused rather than going to landfill as was once the case.