D-W-W owner Derek Watt is a leading industry professional with almost 30 years of experience in demolition and asbestos removal.

A member of the Institute of Demolition Engineers, Derek has expertise across a wide range of specialist skills and in managing national, regional or local projects.

His company, D-W-W Contracting Services, is able to deliver a fast, cost-efficient solution to clients' needs in the fields of demolition and reclamation, using highly skilled bespoke teams to suit specific projects.

Experienced in dealing with local authorities, businesses, landowners and landlords, Derek can meet clients' needs, from demolition to reclamation; from asbestos removal to asset recovery.

Operating nationwide, he has handled many major schemes over the years, including: high-rise explosive demolition, high-rise floor-by-floor deconstruction, industrial dismantling, housing stock clearance, asbestos removal, internal structural alterations and internal city-centre refurbishment works.

Derek is familiar with all aspects of demolition work, including plant operation, site supervision and contracts management - and D-W-W's service reflects that wealth of experience.

That experience includes several years as contract manager / project

director for a national company, overseeing

UK-wide asbestos

removal and

demolition work.

DWW can be

relied upon to

deliver a


expert service,

on time, on cost.



DWW Contracting Services founder and owner Derek Watt
Recovering assets from buildings undergoing major works protects property holders and landlords from risk and cost




PREVENTION is better than cure - and this is a maxim we believe is essential for property and land-owners to take on board when facilities become vacant.

Every year across the UK, businesses lose millions of pounds when vacant properties suffer from vandalism, theft and criminal damage. So much of the cost of this criminality could be avoided if precautions were taken as soon as buildings become vacant.

D-W-W can help minimise the cost and disruption associated with empty buildings being targeted by criminals, by recovering assets and securing the unused buildings in which they sit.

Here are just a few ways in which companies suffer unnecessary losses on buildings they don’t properly secure:

    Damage to structure - repair costs

    Damage to saleable items - loss of revenue

    Injury to trespassers - potential compensation claims

    Removal of non-ferrous metals - loss of revenue

    Removal of electrical services - potential death

    Removal of gas services - potential explosion

    Damage to asbestos-containing materials - health hazards

    Contaminated building - increased clean-up costs

    Contaminated materials - increased disposal costs.

All of the above significantly increase the cost of a demolition or refurbishment project, or the potential resale value of a property. And it is this issue that D-W-W tackles from the start by prioritising the importance of making vacant buildings safe and reducing potential risk.