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Chain & Ring Sawing

Our chain and ring sawing expertise means we can cut concrete and other material in straight lines, creating clean corners and avoiding over-cutting. This is an effective method of cutting doorways, windows, expansion joints, especially in areas with limited access.

Our hand-held saws are quick and efficient to operate and work well in tight spaces. Our chain saws can cut up to 500mm deep through brick, granite, heavy duty steel reinforcement bars and breeze block. Our ring sawing achieves depths of up to 250mm through brick, granite, heavy duty steel reinforcement bars, breeze blocks and concrete.


  • Ideal for creating straight lines and clean corners
  • Avoids over-cutting
  • Our saws are quick and efficient to operate
  • Ideal for working in confined spaces
  • Our chain saws cut up to 500mm deep through a variety of materials
  • Our ring saws cut up to 250mm deep through a variety of materials

Do you have a chain and ring job in mind?

Call us on 0800 33 74 55 to find out more.


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"I would just like to say that your operative that came to the University of Leeds yesterday to commence with the 4nr core holes was a pleasure to have. He was very professional/ persistent and completed the works in hand. Thanks again."

University of Leeds - Site Supervisor

"2 of your employees, Paul Green and Graham Crowley, completed the drilling project on the Pendine Long Test Track with us today. I’d like to let you know that they carried out their work professionally, effectively and safely. They have done an excellent job within the timeline of the contract and they were a pleasure to have on site."

MOD - Pendine Long Test Track

"Thank you for sorting the holes out for me, your guy was an absolute pleasure."

John Holcroft - Owner of San Giovanni restaurant

"D-Drill carried out the works here in a very safe and controlled manner for the whole time, the workmanship and care they took for the task of cutting down existing culverts and drilling out core holes was brilliant. The client commented several times on this also."

Trant Engineering Limited - Site Manager

"The lads that attended site for us at Kings Lynn were fantastic, both us at TEi and Centrica were impressed with their professionalism, and just how quickly they removed all four of the plinths"

TEI Ltd - Supervisor


Plymouth's National Marine Aquarium

Don’t disturb the sharks! A Plymouth driller was given a once-in-a-lifetime warning on his latest job: ‘Don’t disturb the sharks’! D-Drill’s office in Plympton was called in to help create a new viewing area at Plymouth’s National Marine Aquarium.  The company had to cut out an eight-metre block wall beneath a tank containing Sand Tiger Sharks, five Nurse Sharks and ten Southern Stingrays.  In ordinary circumstances, drills or powerful concrete breakers would have been employed to cut through the wall but, because of the sensitive nature of the creatures above, the decision was taken to use a quiet, vibration-free method of chain-sawing which is widely used in the USA.  Edward Taylor, the manager of D-Drill’s Plymouth office, said: “We would have usually used a drill or breaker to remove the wall but, because we had been asked not to disturb the sharks and other animals in the tank, we looked for the best possible method.  “Sharks, we were told, could become very...

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  • With over 55 years’ experience serving the construction industry, we are safe, accurate and reliable
  • A one-stop-shop for all your concrete scanning, drilling, sawing and demolition needs
  • Nationwide coverage with an extensive branch network using local in-house trained teams
  • Rapid response from our expert teams who take a professional, flexible approach to projects
  • We are constantly innovating, backed by pioneering ground-breaking research
  • We use the latest low-impact environmentally friendly equipment and strive to save time, money and the environment
  • Our work exceeds the Drilling & Sawing Association’s minimum standards
  • Supporting and investing in the construction industry, our MD serves on many national and internal boards
  • We invest heavily in training, particularly in apprentices; over 45% of our skilled workforce have been through our apprenticeship programme