Case Studies

Ashley Thompson Ltd
Mingary Castle, Ardnamurchan Peninsula

Ashley Thompson Ltd Logo

UKdima Engineering Ltd is involved in the restoration of the 13C Mingary Castle. We are diamond drilling service holes from the new biomass plant to the castle through the butress wall and bedrock, up to 4m in depth. Our progress has been recorded by the Mingary castle blog.

RG Group Ltd
Whole Foods Store, Glasgow

RG Group

This project is a refurbishment of a former supermarket to convert it into the first Whole Foods Market store in Scotland. We provided diamond wall sawing and wire sawing services to remove upstand and down standing beams, floor sawing of heavily reinforced concrete floors for drainage and refridge tracks, breaking out with the use of our Avant articulated loading machines fitted with hydraulic hammers and general diamond core drilling works on site.

Dawn Construction Ltd.
Collegelands, Glasgow

Dawn Group

Redevelopment of former industrial works to include office and student accommodation, a multi-storey car park, retail outlets and hotels. This project encompassed a wide variety of tasks - initially we were brought on site to wire saw solid steel beams by using a bespoke wire saw designed in-house. We cut heavy structural beam stubs that protruded from a facade retention. The project also required us to stich drill an opening to form a separation on a retaining wall, as well as additional floor sawing and core drilling works.

R J McLeod Ltd
New Lanark Walls, Phase 3

RJ McLeod

This project has been funded by Historic Scotland and the New Lanark Trust, the aim being to stabalise the rock face at New Lanark. Our involvement was deep hole drilling to enable the installation of dowel bars, site investigative coring and weep hole drilling.

Ogilvie Construction
Time Capsule, Coatbridge, Edinburgh


The refurbishment of The Time Capsule - Scotland's Waterpark. We were asked to remove the reinforced concrete play features by controlled demolition, through the use of hydraulic bursting. The staircase was removed by diamond wire sawing and the implementation of remote controlled demolition robots and additional core drilling was required for the new flume equipment.

Central Building Contractors (Glasgow) Ltd.
Renfrew Town Hall, Renfrew


The refurbishment of Renfrew Town Hall: we were contracted to form a number of slappings for doorways through walls up to 750mm thick, using selective demolition processes. These involved a diamond chain sawing core drilling methodology. We provided the design and installation service of a structural system, as well as general core drilling works for mechanical and engineering services.

Hadden Construction
Bannockburn & Banknock Primary Schools


During the refurbishment of these schools, we provided diamond core drilling works for mechanical and engineering services.

Luddon Construction
Chillingham Road Metro Station, Newcastle


These restructuring works required us to provide diamond core drilling and hand sawing support for the formation of doorways and mechanical and engineering services.