With over 30 years of experience in demolition, excavation, civil engineering and plant management, we are qualified to manage any type of project in the field. Our work sets the highest standards for others to follow.

Selected Clients

Our Services


  • Complete & Partial Demolition
  • Sensitive & Difficult Demolition
  • Complete Gutting Out
  • Asbestos Removal

Civil Works

  • Services Installations
  • Drainage
  • Underpinning

Enabling Works

  • Site Preparation
  • Form Access e.g. Site Roads
  • Building Propping & Shoring

Temporary Works

  • Facade Retention
  • Complex Shoring

Bulk Excavation

  • Salvage & Recycling Managment
  • Loading & Carting Away
  • Hazardous Material Removal


Plant Hire

  • 1.5 – 60t Excavators
  • High-Reach Excavators (up to 100ft)
  • Munchers & Pulverisers
  • Cutting & Rock Breaking Equipment

Selected Work

    Digital Court, Rainsford Street

    Demolition of a single storey factory unit to the Courtyard of the Digital Hub, which involved temporary propping and underpinning to the front wall for retention. Other extensive underpinning works were carried out once the building was demolished for the new build. Formation of numerous openings in the existing building which involved being temporarily propped, new steel heads inserted and brick arches formed to match existing.

    Smithfield, Dublin

    Demolition of  floors and walls inside the site of the old pub Chief O Neills, on behalf of Bennett Construction. This involved temporary propping, temporary steel and an electric remote controlled Brock demolition machine..


    As a subcontractor for McNamara Construction we conducted the demolition and groundwork’s on the site of the National Film School. Installation of trench sheets to the site before the bulk dig, and laid all drainage and services to the new build. Small demolition of two extensions and the removal of Asbestos tiling also took place.

    Wellington Quay

    Working alongside P.J Hegarty to demolish a lift shaft and area of floor over four levels. Concrete upstand beams to the front and rear were removed by saw cutting. Temporary steel and propping was also installed. The Brock Demolition Machine was used with a muncher to reduce the impact of noise on the surrounding businesses.

    Sean Tracey House

    The project involved demolition of 3 No. mass filled concrete Butress walls supporting the adjoining structure. Installation of temporary steel to the building before starting demolition by hand from scaffolding. Sections of the buttress walls were cut by a speciality saw and lifted away by crane for disposal with some small machine work at the foundations..

    York Street, Dublin.

    Digging of a 20 metre basement, and support the secant pile walls with temporary steel wallers, adding up to 55 ton. We broke out and removed 9 metres deep of rock. We also installed the drainage to the basement slab. On completion of the basement walls, 14 ton raking props were installed and the lower waller was removed.

  • O’Devaney Gardens

    Soft stripping of 4 blocks of apartments and one block of shops. Acting as PSCS for the job on behalf of D.C.C. 4 Storey buildings consisting of block and concrete.

    Lourdes House

    Demolition, cart away, and digging foundations on Sean McDermott Street Dublin. Twin blocks of 5 storey flats where demolished and carted away from site in 8 weeks for McCabe Builders. Additional works included digging for foundations, backfilling with lean-mix, and temporary works and drainage to new retaining wall.

    Irish Glass Bottle Company

    Demolition of a series of large warehouses including the careful removal of the 12m high asbestos roof using groups of MEWP’s, before shearing and recycling the structural steel. Dismantling of factory machinery including 25m high storage towers, industrial furnaces, conveyors, soft stripping, and subsequent demolition using a high reach excavator in conjunction with a team of support excavators and crushers to segregate and recycle materials. During demolition of the offices and minor buildings, the tank farm was drained and dismantled.

Questions & Answers

What type of insurance cover do we have?

We are fully covered by all industry standard insurance, including public liability and employers liability up to €13,000,000, while our structural engineering consultants are insured for a professional indemnity level of up to €6,000,000.

What kind of plant and equipment do we use?

We currently use 1.5 to 30 ton excavators with custom built buckets and demolition arms to maximise scope and efficiency. We also use all standard support machinery and vehicles. Where accessibility is an issue, an optimum combination of different sized plant can be tailored as each job requires.

What size contracts do we carry out?

Thousands to Millions. Our usual contracts are for between €20,000 and €750,000.

What happens on a demolition site?

A typical job would be carried out as follows:

  • The building/s and surrounding area is soft stripped of timber & salvageable items.
  • Where necessary, temporary shoring is designed, fabricated, and erected.
  • Hand demolition is then normally carried out using a combination of men on the ground and small machinery to remove debris.
  • For high buildings the upper levels would have to be demolished by hand using chutes running down to ground level.
  • The site is then isolated for large scale demolition using 20-30 ton machines.
  • All rubble the then carted away, and the site is cleaned up

Contact Us


Office Phone: +353 (01) 4243984, or +353 (01) 4243983

Mobile Phone: 087 2552870 or 086 2552870

Fax: (Dublin + 353 1) 4939 377

Email: info@dmew.net

Post: Unit D2 Centre Point Buisiness Park ,Nangor Road , Dublin 12, Ireland


Irish Glass Bottle Company, Ringsend Dublin