Ward Demolition was founded in 1987 by Peter Ward. Fresh from the farm, with a land cruiser utility and tandem trailer, he was keen to try something new. He started off doing small jobs and helping bigger civil contractors, as Ward didn’t yet have machinery of their own. As things grew he purchased a six-wheeler truck and bobcat with a breaker attached. Later came a 12 tonne digger, with a breaker more valuable than the machine itself. Staff still fondly recall it. “We took the whole package and worked the machine 20 hours a day. It paid for itself seven or eight times over.”
Ward Demolition now operates a huge fleet of machinery. We have 50 excavators ranging in size from one tonne to 70 tonne, including high reach, super high reach, skid steer loaders and wheel loaders. Our haulage fleet consists of 20 truck and trailers, hook bins and articulated barrel bins, ranging in size from four wheelers to eight wheelers. All vehicles are equipped with GPS systems. We have two transporter trucks that move our plant to various sites, as well as four crushing and screening plants.
We now employ over 100 people, working across the full spectrum of residential, commercial and industrial demolition, including machinery hire, resource recovery, recycling and salvage.
“Collaboration and teamwork are the foundation of our business.” Peter Ward
At the heart of our organisation is a very capable and skilled group of individuals, with a genuine enthusiasm for what we do. It’s their tenacity and determination to do a good job that ensures the success of our client’s projects. We’ve always taken pride in the integrity and honesty of our people, and our ability to deliver results.
LEADING THE WAY
Keeping ahead in the industry means participating in national and international events every year. Peter Ward attends the NZIQA Quarry Conference, the American Demolition Conference and a variety of waste minimisation conferences around the globe.
An eminent demolition expert, Peter’s valuable knowledge and insights are influential in the industry. He has spoken for a variety of organisations, engineering firms, and industry associations.
If you would like Peter to talk at an event, please contact us.
Effective project management is essential to deliver an integrated and efficient service for our clients. Whether it’s a residential or industrial project, tactical coordination of resources ensures seamless and timely delivery.
A mix of qualifications and hands-on experience gives Ward project managers a competitive edge. Insight generated from a thorough understanding of the demolition and construction process allows us to provide accurate costs, without unnecessary add-ons.
Contact our project managers to discuss your needs.
SUSTAINABILITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
We believe demolition is the first step in sustainable building – avant-garde thinking in an industry historically known for creating waste. Ward Demolition is actively working on ways of reducing its environmental impact. Intelligent logistics planning – ensuring trucks are always travelling full – is just one example of how we are working smarter.
Taking a wider industry view, construction companies are beginning to incorporate Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) principles into their working models. We were pleased to see the formation of the Green Building Council of New Zealand and the introduction of the Green Star NZ rating system. As a member and industry contractor, we have first-hand understanding of how demolition, recycling and the use of recycled materials can contribute points towards a Green Star NZ rating.
Contact us to find out how Ward Group can assist with Green Star NZ accreditation.
Since inception, Ward Demolition has constantly sought new ways to utilise waste materials. The ‘reduce, re-use and recycle’ philosophy permeates our thinking and is a driving philosophy behind our business processes.
Ward Demolition has the ability to process waste material both on and off-site. Some of our projects have reached recycling targets of up to 96% of salvaged material by weight. We do this by integrating the capabilities of our many specialist units.