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Small Holding Portion 8, Elandsfontein
Fochville , 2515
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+27 (0) 18 771 2924

About Us


Forte Demolition is a Registered Asbestos Abatement Specialist in accordance with the South African Department of Labour Asbestos Regulations (No.155 of 2002).

Founded in 2012 by husband and wife team, Edward and Marolize Gibbens, Forte Demolition has established itself as a market leader specialising in innovative turnkey demolition, remediation and asbestos abatement solutions; handling projects of all scales and complexity levels across South Africa.

Through a team of highly qualified engineering, occupational hygiene and safety experts, Forte Demolition boasts a wealth of industry-specific knowledge, skills and resources.


The forefront of Forte Demolition’s focus rests in providing leading edge, client-centric specialist services within the demolition industry; we have covered significant turnkey projects across various sectors, including petrochemical, mining, food manufacturing, civil, power and government.

Clearing the way for a new way


We insist on the continuous improvement of occupational health, safety and quality performance through the setting and reinforcement of safe behavioral goals, and taking into account evolving stakeholder expectations, best practices, scientific knowledge and new technological developments.

All plants and equipment undergo strict inspection, including calibration, load testing and servicing, to ensure good condition and compliance with all relevant requirements, standards and legislation.

Quality workmanship of each activity, from commencement to completion, is closely monitored by Forte Demolition management. The utilisation of our internal qualified QA/QC ensures effective planning, implementation and quality monitoring of all workmanship according to the identified scope of work.

We make use of an integrated SHEQ Management System for the procedural control and compliance of Safety, Health, Environment and Quality. We embrace the following standards:

ISO 14001 (Environmental Management System)

OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety)

ISO 9001:2000 (Quality Systems)

ISO 31000 (Corporate Risk Management)



Director level input on each project
We provide top-level expertise and advice to each and every project, regardless of size or complexity of needs.

On budget, on time, every time
Our team adheres to timeous project completion within the budgetary parameters and consistently keeps you abreast of progress made.

High return on investment
We quote at competitive prices. Our detailed site evaluations, expert materials movement and site waste management will potentially shave off weeks of valuable time, and thousands off your budget.

Flexible options
Our comprehensive onsite appraisal offers different approaches and case specific strategies to your site’s preparation, dependent upon your price-sensitivity, time-awareness or quality-centred objectives.

Planned and prepared approach
Although each project is unique in nature, they all benefit from organised, logical working methods. With our proven meticulous quality assurances system, we leave no room for error.


To date, Forte Demolition has completed some of the biggest clean-up projects in South Africa’s mining and petrochemical industries, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Mechanical Demolition: Sibanye Stilwater Klipfontein Concentrators (2017-2018)
  • Mechanical Demolition: Kumba Anglo Iron Ore, Sishen (2017)
  • Mechanical Demolition: Calgro (2017)
  • Asbestos Abatement: Kumba Anglo Iron Ore, Sishen (2015-2016)
  • Asbestos Abatement & Mechanical Demolition of Ulco Plant: Delportshoop (2015-2016)
  • Mechanical Demolition: Pennyville Flats, Soweto (2015)
  • Asbestos Abatement: Arnot Coal Mine, Exxaro (2015)
  • Mechanical Demolition of Silo: Arnot Coal Mine, Exxaro (2015)
  • Asbestos Abatement: Sasol South Hostels, Secunda (2015)
  • Demolition of Tower: Dinamika, Vanderbijlpark (2014)


To assist in the safe, timeous and accurate completion of projects, we have a cutting-edge fleet of industry-specific demolition plant and equipment, carried out by highly trained qualified operators.

Our plant and equipment comprises:

  • Excavators (with specialised demolition attachments)
  • Backhoe Loaders
  • Skid Steers
  • Decontamination Units
  • Decontamination Equipment
  • Water Carts
  • Tipper Trucks
  • Telehandlers