Solving Problems For The Construction Industry Since 1996

Delivering Diamond Drilling & Sawing Services across Scotland

We pride ourselves on our ability to bring new solutions to our client's problems. From our base in central Scotland, GT Diamond Drilling Services Ltd offer a complete nationwide concrete drilling and cutting service. Since 1996 we have built a reputation based on reliability, professionalism and business integrity.
Our relationship with our clients are a long term partnership. Working closely with customers enables us to understand their business needs. This flexible approach facilitates a rapid, responsive service which is essential in a highly competitive and time constrained construction industry.
Continual investment in the latest technology and training enables us to undertake projects which can range from a single opening to a complete programme of controlled demolition.
 

Core Drilling

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Multi Rig Auto Feed Coring
This picture illustrates GT's ability to think "outside of the box" and our commitment to value and quality. The drilling motors are mounted to rigs which are fixed to a movable platform. This enables accurate coring and eliminates the need for repeatedly breaking down the rig in between holes.
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A core drill bit consists of a steel tube with diamond segments brazed or welded on the drilling end, and mounted on a rotating shaft. When in use the core bit is kept cool using water which also totally eliminates dust. Core drill machines can be operated in either vertical or horizontal direction. Core drilling techniques are used when precise, circular cuts are needed. Holes of almost any diameter are easily drilled to make openings for plumbing, electrical and HVAC installations. Core drilling is also commonly used to create for routing cables or placing anchoring bolts, installing load carrying devices or dowel bars, or for concrete sample analysis.
Large Diameter Diamond Drilling
Large Diameter Core Drilling its often required for apertures to accommodate significantly larger pipes or ducting. Again a quick and efficient method.
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G.T. Diamond Drilling carries large diameter drill bits up to 800mm. Stitch Drilling is a method of drilling which can be used when the size or shape of the hole is abnormal. It is achieved by drilling a series of overlapping holes to create the required opening.
Diamond Drilling with HAVMETER
GT have always ensured its Operatives use the lowest vibration plant available. This picture shows one of the guys coring a hole. His exposure to vibration is being monitored by the REATEC HAVMETER which is attached to the side of the motor. You can read more here
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Large Diameter Coring
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Floor & Wall Sawing

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3Phase Floor Sawing
Floor saws are often used on roads and motorways to cut asphalt and concrete cleanly and quickly to enable efficient repairs and alterations to be carried out to these surfaces. GT has both diesel and three phase machines that can cut up to 495mm deep.
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Diamond Sawing is an extremely quick and accurate way of making changes to existing concrete, stone or brick structures. Floor saws are used extensively on roads and motorways to cut asphalt and concrete cleanly and quickly to enable efficient repairs and alterations to be carried out to these surfaces. Track saws are used to cut door or windows openings through reinforced concrete, brick or granite walls without the need to stitch drill.The saw is secured to a track to enable it to remotely move backwards and forwards when in use.
Hand Sawing with HAVMETER
GT has an extensive fleet consisting of a variety of different hand saws. The ring saw is a powerful cutter with truly unique characteristics and performance. Because its blade is driven from its periphery, not its centre, it can cut 10 inches deep (260 mm) with just a 14 inch blade! Its unique weight to power ratio and hydraulic power source makes it a hand-held cutter which is exceptionally efficient and easy to use
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The ring saw is a power cutter with truly unique characteristics and performance. Because its blade is driven from its periphery, not its centre, it can cut 10 inches deep (260 mm) with just a 14 inch blade! Its unique weight to power ratio and hydraulic power source makes it a hand-held cutter which is exceptionally efficient and easy to use. Wire Sawing is a specialised tool for cuts into unusual or particularly large surfaces. This simple and efficient process can remove large concrete constructions or create large holes into walls. There is virtually no limit to depth of cutting. These unique diamond tools enable to cut very complex structures which remarkable accuracy.
Track Sawing on Tay Bridge
Track saws are used to cut door or windows openings through reinforced concrete, brick or granite walls without the need to stitch drill.
The saw is secured to a track to enable it to move backwards and forwards when in use. The picture to the right demonstrates the versatility of this tool, here showing cutting an expansion joint in a set of concrete steps.
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Large Diameter Track Sawing
This picture shows a track saw fitted with a 1600mm blade. This can achieve cutting depths of up to 740mm.
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Controlled Demolition

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Remote Demolition
Top Tec 1850E
The Top Tec 1850E is a hugely versatile machine. Solid german engineering means that it is extremely strong and reliable. Its caterpillar tracks enable it to to go just about anywhere. It is operated remotely, minimising the operator's exposure to hazardous environments.
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Controlled Demolition exactly describes how G.T. can use its extensive fleet of plant to carry out programs of demolition within confined or restricted spaces. It combines many of the main disciplines of drilling and sawing which allows accurate and controlled demolition of structures. This is in contrast to traditional processes which can't compete with the efficiency of Diamond Drilling & Sawing techniques. Concrete Bursting is achieved by drilling a series of holes into the structure for demolition. Once the holes have been completed the burster head is inserted. Pressure is applied from the hydraulic power pack via the hoses and the burster creates cracks in the concrete. The process is repeated the whole area will break up ready for removal.
Avant Multi Purpose Vehicle
The Avant
A flexible and robust piece of equipment which can be used for a number of differing purposes including demolition by using its pecker attachment, then removing concrete debris using its bucket or forks.
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Concrete Crushing as you would imagine is the reverse of bursting. The jaws of the crusher are installed over over the concrete to be removed. The jaws come together and the concrete is crushed. This process is repeated until the whole area is is broken into easily manageable debris. Any reinforcing is then cut away using an angle grinder or cutters. Larger plant like the Top Tec 1850E and Avant multi purpose vehicle can be used for a number of different purposes with an array of versatile attachments.
Crushing Reinforced Concrete
This picture shows how extremely tough heavily reinforced concrete can be successfully crushed using hydraulic pincers.
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Avant moving cut concrete Floor Section
The Avant has such a small footprint making it ideal for use in confined spaces. Its a veritable Swiss Army knife with a variety of attachments.
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Floor Preparation

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Floor Grinding
This picture shows how dust is not only captured right at the point of grinding, but that a second operative ensures that anything else that might be disturbed by the travel of the grinder is caught.
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The condition of commercial floorspace will deteriorate over time. How fast this deterioration happens will largely depend on how well the surface has been prepared prior to the application of the covering. Dirt, oil, dust will reduce the life of the surfaces adhesion regardless of type. In industrial workspaces this can to lead to severe health & safety issues such as uneven surfaces causing slip or trip hazards. The headache for any business faced with a floor renovation project is the potential business disruption. Without suitable protection the dust from the grinder could not only make it impossible for staff to work in adjoining areas but cause damage to machinery or stock.
Floor Preperation
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Floor Grinding removes the surface layer of concrete. Fast and producing low dust levels this Blastrac Grinder is perfect for the preparation of floor surfaces ahead of new paint or floor coverings. A hose connected to a 3 phase industrial vacuum cleaner instantaneously removes dust before it enters the environment. This is further backed up by a second operator is using another industrial vacuum to catch any dust disturbed by the grinder. The end result is a smooth, robust surface that will stand up to commercial wear and tear.
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