Core Drilling Specialists Ltd are experts within the concrete drilling and sawing industry with over 30 years of the company’s experience. C.D.S. provides professional services to both the construction and demolition industries, throughout Scotland and the UK.
Due to the recent outbreak of the coronavirus, CDS have been monitoring the government guidelines daily to try and assist with the stem of the virus. Due to this we have already ceased operations on several sites and have reduced the numbers working at the main office, encouraging home working where possible and ensuring self isolation for the more vulnerable personnel. There has however been growing concerns that the sites still remaining operational are struggling to adhere to the government guidelines. Albeit the government has not categorically shut down the construction industry, we still have a duty of care to our employees and families to ensure we reduce the probability of spread, to that end we will be stopping works on the vast majority of sites from 25th of March, with the view of closing the main office from the 27th until further notice. Going forward, all sites will be made safe and plan removed, with only a handful of specific essential sites remaining operational, which we will continue to support to the best of our ability during these testing times.
This year Core Drilling Specialists celebrates it’s 30th Anniversary within the drilling and demolition industry. After first being set up in 1990 with a workforce of only two men, C.D.S has progressively expanded throughout the years, and now boast our largest fleet of vehicles and workforce today. We would also like to give a special thanks to two of our longest serving employees, our Contracts Manager, Scott Crookston and Senior Operative, Philip Smith, with over 20 years under their belts each.
Johnnie Walker Princes Street in central Edinburgh will bring to life the story of the brand and its makers, creating a unique welcome for millions from around the world. The Edinburgh venue will be the centrepiece of a £150m investment to transform our Scotch whisky visitor experiences at distilleries around Scotland.”
BAM Construction have been appointed principle contractor for the bespoke project and have sought out the expertise of CDS, to carry out controlled demolition and specialist cutting techniques, in order to alter but maintain the structural integrity of the old Frazers building.
Despite the current situation, CDS continue to maintain a high level of training and development for all operators and staff. Most recently our management team are now certified Fit to Fit trainers, enabling them to ensure adequate respiratory protection for all.
In addition to this, several operators have completed their NPORS Level Front Loaders Certification, supported through our external training providers and the Drilling and Sawing association.
Set up in 1990 to offer it’s services to the local industry with a mere workforce of two, the company now employ over 20 highly skilled and trained personnel; offering various specialist drilling and sawing techniques throughout the UK.
Core Drilling Specialist’s success is due to the foresight and vision of the present management team: Malcolm and Scott Murray. Through their experience within the family business, they hold between them 30 years experience in the diamond drilling industry, successfully operating and growing every year. This enables C.D.S. to operate to their fullest capacity on any given construction or demolition project.
Our mission is to revolutionise the concrete sawing and drilling industry through our innovation and attitude, provide a level of service and passion that our customers, our employees, and our community desire to experience.
CDS (Scotland)LTD are one of the UK’s the leading Concrete Cutting & Controlled Demolition contractors whom cover the full length of the country and Ireland. We boast being one of few companies worldwide to offer a bespoke service when creating structural Alterations from Temp work’s design, Support Systems, Specialists Cutting, Permanent Supports & Builders works.
Our specialist’s services also consist of Core Cutting for services, Specialists Cutting such as wire sawing & track Sawing, Complete Demolition Packages excellent for Refurbishment Projects with our Remote Controlled Robots, A vast Range of Fire Protection operations, Support Systems, Floor Preparation and Scanning of structure’s to provide accurate images of Reinforcement and any existing services which really does give our clients a one stop shop when meeting all their on-site requirement.
Our goal is to have complete customer satisfaction from the planning stages through the completion of the project.
Always on the cutting edge, our services make it easy for our customers to come to one place for all of their project needs. We pride ourselves on our commitment to complete client satisfaction and safety, and we have the reputation and track record to prove it. We truly are “Providing the Cutting Edge to the Industry”.