NFDC Drids


Demolition Refurbishment Information Data Sheets

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National Federation of Demolition Contractors is the voice of the global demolition industry, which is dedicated to a continual improvement of the demolition industry for the benefit of all.

DRIDS has been developed in response to the direct impact that modern building materials are perceived to have on the recycling opportunity for demolition arisings. As an industry with over a 90% recycling rate, there is evidence to suggest that demolition companies are encountering materials during the demolition process that do not have an established and clear recycling route. These materials have been identified on DRIDS to provide a source of guidance and information on the most appropriate waste stream on a scale of poor to best practice. DRIDS have also been developed for all other materials which will be generated through the demolition process, including everyday materials such as bricks, steel and glass.

DRIDS further provides practicable and informative guidance about the materials make-up; removal process; storage & segregation; tools required for removal; health & safety; training and PPE requirements, as well as linking to some of the most important forms of industry guidance through WRAP, BRE and BSI.


CITB is the Sector Skill Council and Industry Training Board for the construction industry, working with industry to deliver a safe, professional and fully qualified UK construction workforce.

BRE provide expert advice on achieving better buildings, communities and businesses through impartial research, knowledge and advice for the built environment sector and beyond.

Build4Life is our preferred contractor to develop DRIDS. They are a sustainability consultancy with specialist skills in developing teaching and learning information for the whole construction industry.

NDTG provides specific and relevant training to the demolition industry from Site Operative Level through to Management Level throughout the UK.

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