Melbourne Wide Demolition’s smashing success

Moira Linton (left) and Joanne Ramselaar (right) are women thriving in a male-dominated industry. (Supplied)

Elle Cecil

In the male-dominated construction and trade industry, it would be easy for many women to dismiss the notion of entering the industry. However, for best friends Joanne Ramselaar and Moira Linton, they have been widely successful in their construction and trade business endeavors.

Carrying out the demolition of dwellings, garages, warehouses, schools and other structures in need of clearance, Melbourne Wide Demolition is now one of the region’s most sought after premier demolition contractors.

Sharing 15 years of experience in the industry, Joanne and Moira have experienced exponential growth since starting their business in April 2021 during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Specialising in residential and commercial demolition projects, Melbourne Wide Demolition offers a variety of services, including full or partial demolition, internal strip outs, temporary fencing, asbestos removal, sewer capping, abolishment of utility services, demo waste removal and organising relevant permits.

With the 2022 Wyndham Business Awards coming up for its 26th year, Melbourne Wide Demolition has entered into the 2022 Wyndham Business Awards, in the Trade and Construction Award category.

As a professional team providing affordable yet high quality services, Moira and Joanne are hopeful that their female-led organization will turn the heads of the judges. With safety their number one priority, these business savvy women are also extremely conscious of the environment and take pride in offering sustainable services, including the separation of demolition waste materials and recycling up to 90 percent of waste, preventing the need to contribute to landfill.

Melbourne Wide Demolition has worked with other well-respected building and construction companies such as Johns Lyng Commercial Builders, Kane Construction and Balmain & Co.

As a newly established business, Melbourne Wide Demolition is flourishing even in the face of a global health disaster. For more information, visit

The Wyndham Business Awards celebrate business entrepreneurs, innovators and hardworking operators and highlight achievements of leading Wyndham businesses across key industry sectors.

Wyndham Business Awards entries close on Friday June 3 for the category awards and Friday June 17 for the People’s ChoiceAwards. To enter or nominate a business for an award, visit: