About Us

Elmcrest Diamond Drilling Ltd has been established in its present form since 1985. Our track record & references are excellent and speak for themselves. Within the last twelve months we have successfully completed over 1100 contracts ranging from £250.00 up to £1 Million+.

A large proportion of our work is repeat business but new customers are given the same treatment as our existing loyal customers, that being quality work at affordable prices.

Our set up is well organised and being London based it means we can service our customers needs within an hour or so of the initial telephone call. Whilst the larger contracts are well remembered, the bread and butter works i.e., urgent holes for services are probably 60% of our turnover. Elmcrest has a reputation unbeaten for turning up at short notice and carrying out a professional and tidy job, which is essential in occupied premises. Whilst our location is ideal for London & South East England this does not stop us from carrying out contracts abroad, we have also undertaken works in The Middle East and main land Europe.

Company Specification

Our main sources of working are the following.

Diamond Drilling * Diamond Wall Sawing * Diamond Wire Sawing * Diamond Plunge Wire Sawing * Diamond Floor Sawing * Diamond Ring Sawing * Diamond Chain Sawing * Hydraulic Bursting * Hydraulic Crunching * Floor Planning * Floor Preparation * Electronic Robotic Demolition.

However the above plant is also available for hire *Literature available upon request*

Classified Workforce

Our current workforce of over 70 experienced operatives are equipped with both recognised and state of the art technology and are as near as your telephone.

All our operatives are CSCS trained with many having other special tickets for specialised things such as Mobile Tower Erection, Confined Spaces, Liebig Fixing as well as Railtrack & London Underground works. Moreover several of our Operatives are trained as “Classified Persons” who are equipped with Radiation Passbooks and capable of working in Radiological Controlled Areas.

We have personnel certificated for L.U.L. airside, confined space, British Rail, and have much experience in this field having carried out all the works for B.B.A. (Westminster) and Mowlem (Canning Town, West Ham) Jubilee Line.

Company History

In 1988 the company was formed and located (and still is) at Hither Green, South East London, only 3-4 miles from Canary Wharf. Initial Contracts centred on the Broadgate Development back in the ‘80’s.

Within 3 weeks of start-up, a small contract was secured with Taylor Woodrow at Lutyens House, Finsbury Circus which eventually reached a value of £400K+, from an initial order of £4000.

Following and during the success of this project we secured a large volume of work with Olympia and York, direct at Canary Wharf, as well as with numerous Sub-Contractors on the same site.

Elmcrest carried out the vast majority of the Diamond Drilling cutting on DS7, FC3, FC2, more recently for Sub-contractors such as Clipfine and O’Rourke Civil Engineering. The Wharf is well known to us and we are confident that we have an extremely good reputation wharf-wide.

Other projects carried out were the Bluewater Shopping Complex on which we carried out all the diamond cutting for O’Rourkes over approximately a 3 year period.

More recent projects were T5 for the O’Rourke Group, East London line project for BBCJV, currently the T5c project, Cross Rail at Canary Wharf, not forgetting the Olympics site along with smaller works across London and the Home Counties.

The Team

  • Andrew Royce (Director)
  • Keith Blackburn (Commercial Manager)
  • Carl Waite (Contracts Manager)
  • Glenn Day (Operations Manager)
  • Paula Seton (Office Manager)
  • Michele Eaglestone (Financial Manager)
  • Albi Mera (Yard Manager)
  • Ed Hood (Credit Controller)