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Our Experience in Bedford

Located just north of Bedford we are perfectly positioned to provide a comprehensive and complete service. We have undertaken demolition projects of all shapes and size in Bedford and the surrounding area. These include offices, domestic properties, industrial properties, schools and colleges.

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Bedford Demolition & Dismantling Services

We provide a full range of demolition, asbestos removal and supplementary services in Bedford including, but not limited to:

Mechanical Demolition

We operate a comprehensive range of hydraulic excavators fitted with specialist demolition attachments to undertake the fast and efficient demolition of a variety of building types and sizes.

Hand Demolition & Dismantling

Used for small scale projects or where a sympathetic approach is required due to site restrictions. We progressively demolish using hand tools reclaiming materials where possible.

Steel Structures

Steel structures can be systematically deconstructed allowing for re-use on another site.

Soft Strip

We remove specialist equipment, boilers, partitions, walls and ceilings as a standalone project to allow for refurbishment or as part of a full demolition project.

Concrete crushing

Utilizing the materials arising from our demolition work we operate 2 concrete crushers. Recycling, re-using and re-selling crushed material.

Site Clearance

Specialist waste transfer streams in accordance with regulatory requirements mean we are able to remove all types of waste and return sites ready for use and development

Skip Hire & Haulage

Our fleet of Roll On / Roll Off skip Lorries not only service our own demolition and asbestos removal works but also provide a standalone service

Fire Damage / Dangerous Structures

We have specialist experience in the demolition, making safe and clearance of fire damaged and dangerous structures. Careful planning and effective separation of waste streams ensures we are able to minimise the costs to our clients.

Fuel Tank Removal

We have vast experience in the removal of fuel tanks. Our previous work includes the removal of fuel tanks servicing primary schools up to major underground tanks as large as 4357m² (volume) servicing an air base.

24 hour emergency callout

We have been offering this service for many years ensuring peace of mind to our clients and keeping risk to the public an absolute minimum.

Our Resources

Our highly experienced management team are supported by a cast of accomplished demolition site managers, machine drivers and operatives. Highly trained in all technical and environmental aspects of their roles our staff are committed to delivering a quality service in line with legislation.

C Jackson & Sons own and operate a comprehensive range of specialist demolition equipment including – 360º excavators from 3 to 53 tonnes and up to 30 metres reach, all of which can be fitted with specialist demolition attachments. We also own and operate mobile concrete crushing plants from 20 to 40 tonnes, roll on/off transport with waste facilities, mobile elevating work platforms and mobile site welfare units.

All of our plant, fleet of vehicles and resources are owned in house. This is continuously updated to ensure we are at the forefront of the industry and able to provide our specialist services without delay.

We operate a state of the art workshop and team of mechanics to ensure we are operational on site and exceeding our client’s expectations.


C Jackson & Sons are committed to protecting the environment by promoting the highest standards of environmental management in the performance of its activities

Concrete Crushing

Masonry and concrete arising from demolition operations is recycled by crushing on or off site. The resulting material is then suitable for use in construction as an alternative to new aggregates.
On-site crushing offers a range of benefits, from environmental, to logistical and financial advantages. Crushing on-site reduces pollution by cutting traffic movements to and from the site. It also keeps masonry and concrete material out of the waste stream.


Salvageable building materials from our own demolition works are graded, cleaned and stacked on pallets for resale at our reclamation yard in Thurleigh.

For further details please visit our reclamation page or contact us direct.

Salvageable building materials from our own demolition works are graded, cleaned and stacked on pallets for resale at our reclamation yard in Thurleigh.

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Our Experience in Bedford

Site: Abbey Middle School, Bedford Scope: C Jackson & Sons were appointed Principle Contractor for the demolition and site clearance of the former middle school.

The project was the removal of asbestos containing materials (ACM’s) and complete demolition of all school buildings, hard paving & swimming pool and landscaping whole area of the site on completion.

Constructed circa 1965, the 5,500m² school was a combination of single, two and four storey reinforced concrete and brick buildings which housed multiple classrooms and halls.

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The adjacent Caretakers house remained occupied throughout the works.

Asbestos was used extensively throughout the buildings. Asbestos insulation was present in heating ducts, & boiler room. AIB ceilings & walls were present in various locations and non-licensed asbestos floor coverings and roof coverings were widespread.

ACM’s were removed by our sister company Jackson Environmental and the buildings were soft stripped

The buildings were demolished using three of our specialist demolition excavators fitted with demolition shears and grapples.

Ground slabs and hardstandings were broken out and subbase material was excavated.

All masonry and concrete arising was crushed on site to 6F2 grading and sold to local construction sites.

On completion, the site was landscaped with 150mm of topsoil and grass seeded.

In total approximately 8,000 tonnes of plasterboard, timber, masonry, concrete and scrap metal arising were recycled with just 200 tonnes of demolition & asbestos waste sent to landfill.

The contract was completed in 18 weeks.

Site: Former Lidl Store, Kempston, Bedford Scope: C Jackson & Sons were Principle Contractor for demolition of the former Lidl Store.

The project was the complete demolition of the Lidl Store, associated car parks and hardstanding areas.

This is not the first time that C Jackson & Sons have worked on this site. We demolished the former Marshal car garage in 2004 on behalf of Lidl to make way for the Store.

Constructed circa 2005, the 900m² Store was demolished using two of our specialist demolition excavators fitted with demolition shears and grapples.

Ground slabs, foundations, hardstandings and car parks were broken out

All masonry, concrete and tarmacadam arising was crushed on site to 6F2 grading and sold to local construction sites.

Other materials were separated and graded into waste streams.

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In total approximately 2,850 tonnes of plasterboard, timber, masonry, concrete, tarmacadam and scrap metal arising were recycled with just 47 tonnes of demolition waste sent to landfill.

The contract was completed in 5 weeks.

For further examples of the work we do please visit our case studies page.

Case Studies