Reclaiming our world, building a legacy.


61 years of demolition industry experience carrying out numerous high profile projects, including numerous at live military facilities. Zone Recovery Global identified a need for specialist, conflict zone – recovery demolition, accommodation and semi-permanent structures.
Zone Recovery Global strives to provide maximum recycling efficiency, which ensures that local resources are not strained further, benefiting the ongoing good of the area.
Rebuilding our world, leaving a legacy. Our projects aim to leave behind an “in country legacy” of cleared, safe areas primed for rebuilding.
years industry experience


Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Israel and Palestine are a handful of countries currently affected by deadly attacks. Reducing cities to rubble, causing natives to flee and leaving behind unrecovered wastelands.
Regularly clear up operations are found to be unsafe, involve untrained locals and are not meeting stringent UK, European and American standards.

“Zone Recovery Global has set out to safely recover and revive zones in countries subject to war and or environmental disaster.”





Using our Aerial Reconnaissance Units we survey the area taking hi-res images for planning use. These images are then pooled with other resources such as known locations of live services, human remains, hazardous
materials (asbestos, chemicals etc.), water contamination
and effluent control. This allows us to formulate a systematic stance on recovering the area.

UXO Surveying

When we deal with unexploded ordinance or (UXO), it is critical that such devises are located in the early stages of recovery projects. Researching whether the zone has been subject to direct or indirect hits, documenting local knowledge and using state-of-the-art geotechnical investigation methods, we are then able to call in relevant authorities to dispose of any UXO.


Risk Assessment

Zone Recovery Global align process and procedure with UK, European and American standards. Complying with the UK standard 6187 – code of practise for demolition. Ensuring hazardous material, UXO and service lines are properly located, understood and flagged helps us greatly reduce risk.



We pride ourselves on excellent sourcing and logistics. From delivering specialist machinery, key personnel and specialist consumables items. Zone Recovery Global strives to achieve the most efficient, safe and problem free delivery of all project items.


We use machinery brands that align their skills with that of our needs. From standard machinery such as excavators, loading shovels and dump trucks to non-standard machinery such as high-reach excavators, crushers, screeners, block machines and palletizing systems. Our trusted manufacturers include JCB, McCloskey and Horpre.



By introducing UK, European and American standards, we are able to introduce a level of training for local personnel. Skills ranging from site logistics, operating machinery and assisting in production of materials.


Plant & Machinery

All personnel will receive a manufacturer specific, on-going training course and accreditations in preventative maintenance and upkeep of machinery provided by our supply chain.



Material Survey

Depending on the damaged sustained by the structure, there may be materials available to be re-used or recycled. By using our specialist team and hardware, Zone Recovery Global can pinpoint exactly what materials can be expertly extracted.



Any ferrous or non-ferrous arisings will be separated and categorised. After reclaiming materials for recycling we pass the articles through checks. Steel beams for example would be located and extracted. Contamination checks would follow, ensuring the quality of the material is high. We then stockpile the resource on site ready for a local foundry or manufacturer to use.




All demolition works are completed with no personnel permitted within close proximity to an unsafe structure. Personnel may only approach the structure once it has been deemed safe to enter by a structural engineer. Various demolition plant is used to demolish structures, High reach demolition equipment for example, is used to demolish large multi storey structures. Whilst standard height demolition plant is used for demolishing single storey structures, processing materials and loading arisings into vehicles.



We source and use expert remote demolition equipment. These are implemented when areas are deemed too unsafe for personnel. The highly trained remote operator can complete demolition works whilst standing at a safe distance, behind protection screening. All with safety procedures in place.



The clearance process involves removing any concrete ground works and grubbing out foundations. The ground will then be cleared of any obstructions down to the required depth. Any drainage runs that need to be removed will also be dug out. Any retained underground piping is capped off to ensure they are not blocked with debris. Any drainage/service runs that are to be retained will be plotted and carefully excavated around.


Crushing & Shredding

Once all metal has been removed and primary processing has been carried out, the resulting material will be separated into waste streams that are suitable for shredding or secondary crushing. The material for shredding will be shredded to a suitable size for an RDF feed stock and the crushed material will be crushed to a maximum of 75mm for subsequent screening.



We screen the material into categories that will fulfil the following criteria;

• MOT Type 6F2 – sub-base for roads
• MOT Type 1 sub-base for roads
• Material for “stabilized roads”, tarmac substitute.
• 8mm to dust for block manufacture.



Tarmac Substitute

By demolishing, sorting and subsequently screening the material we can ensure the resulting material is suitable to be blended with a bespoke mixture of polymers to produce a viable alternative to Tarmac. Our alternatives will withstand the weather variables that can be encountered in the region.


Block Production

We can further screen the material that can be then be fed into a block press. With the addition of cement and water, hollow blocks can be manufactured. This process can be taught to local operatives to ensure that there is ongoing production once we have completed our zone recovery works. Batch spot testing is carried out to ensure the quality of all items manufactured meets our standards and UK, European and American standards.



Reviewing Zones

Before handing the area back to the local authority, we validate the zones, ensuring all possible hazards are either marked and mapped, or removed if required. The entire zone is now ready to receive new infrastructure works.


With our training initiatives, our recycling standards and material productions we aim to leave the zone with a stable foundation on which construct in a safe and stable environment.




Whether you need assitance or are looking for more information about our services. You can get in contact with our team using the contact form here.

Gilthorn, Harrogate, UK

(+44) 0333 987 4191

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