We have worked for a large variety of clients over the years, examples of which are listed below.

We are always prepared to adapt to serve other sectors of the construction industry including:


Shell UK Oil
Rhone Poulenc
Mobil Oil
Vopak Oil Storage


Bellway Homes
David Wilson Homes
Barratt Homes
Persimmon Homes
Hollybrook Homes
Redrow Homes


Balfour Beatty Construction Ltd
Willmott Dixon Construction Ltd
Bouygues UK
Costain Group (Tesco Works)
Kier Group
Bouygues UK


Essex County Council
Thurrock Council
Other Councils

We also work for private companies, property developers, building contractors, insurance companies and private individuals.

Contract values range from £500 to £500,000.

As well as having long serving Directors, the Company can boast a stable, directly employed workforce and has invested heavily in their training and qualifications.

All staff hold CCDO, CSCS, CPCS and other relevant qualifications. All staff are qualified for non-licensed asbestos removal. Licensed asbestos removal is sub-contracted to a CHAS registered company.

A high percentage of staff are qualified first-aiders.

All site supervisors are SSS or SMSTS qualified.

In addition to this, sites are visited regularly by the Company Directors.

Large demolition jobs are also visited by our H+S consultant, and others, as required.

Franklin Hire Limited was formed in 1972 by Mr Franklin and Mr Jay (the original name was Franklin-Jay Limited) and specialised in demolition and haulage. At that time much of the work was for Shell UK Oil at their Stanford-le-Hope Refinery. During the 1980s in addition to demolition works the Company expanded into Operated Plant Hire and Self Drive Vehicle Hire.

The current Company Directors have been with the company for the majority of this time, Nigel Branch joining in 1979 and Carl Anderson in 1983. They have been majority shareholders in the company since 1998.

Franklin Demolition operates out of a two-acre site. The site offers offices, secure storage, workshops for maintenance and servicing our fleet of vehicles and a licensed waste transfer station.

The Company holds Employer's Liability and Public Liability Insurance of £10,000,000.