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Asbestos insulating board soffits removal in Gateshead

Pelaw Library in Gateshead has undergone a major refurbishment as part of the Levelling Up Scheme, an initiative designed to rebuild communities across the country. The project is partially funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund, which aims to make a life-changing investment in communities by supporting local businesses and providing people with the transferable skills they need to succeed.

Prior to any refurbishment work, the library was required to conduct an asbestos survey under the Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012. Following the survey, asbestos-containing insulating board soffits were discovered above the external windows.

Asbestos insulating board is classified as high-risk asbestos-containing material due to its friable nature; therefore professional removal is required before any refurbishment could go ahead.

Henderson Environmental was contracted to remove the asbestos under fully controlled conditions.

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Henderson Environmental contractor walking out of an enclosure.

Over the course of 12 days, our team built six purpose-built enclosures to allow operatives to carry out the work in a safe and fully controlled manner. The enclosures were located on the public highway next to the library; however, exclusion zones and Heras fencing were installed to ensure public safety and site security.

Following this, the removal operations began. The insulating board was dampened with surfactant using a low-pressure spray and then removed carefully. The asbestos insulating board was completely removed, allowing refurbishment works to safely commence.

An independent analytical company was present at all times to conduct background and personal air monitoring while asbestos removal took place.

We received the following client feedback:

“A well-planned operation carried out very efficiently by a great team. It must not go unmentioned that the team carried out the task without any problems and their approach to not only their work but to that of general site safety was impeccable. It is always a reassuring thought when I know Henderson Environmental are coming to the site to carry out our asbestos removal.”

If you’re looking for professional asbestos removal services, contact a member of our team today.

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"Outstanding Service"

From the enquiry to the completion of the work, the service is outstanding. All members of staff who attended the site are professional, very polite, did their work and when I asked to do any extra work, it was not a problem, they just did it.

Lena Jopling, Hutchinson Environmental Solutions, Northumberland

"Friendly and Polite"

Hendersons stripped the asbestos ceiling panels from our garage and removed the panels from site. I was very happy with the professional and efficient way in which the work was carried out. The team were very friendly and polite and they left the garage and surrounding area clean and tidy. The work area was tested by an independent company and found to be clean and free of asbestos fibres.

John Knowles, County Durham

"Completed on Time"

All the work was completed on time and to our expectations The staff were very pleasant and checked regularly that we were happy with the progress.

Tony Turnbull, Tynemouth

"Professional Approach "

We were delighted by the professional approach and customer service that Henderson provided. From the onset, they demonstrated a highly structured and well-planned approach. This was also seen in how they approached the work on-site, as staff were professional, and friendly but also very concerned to do the right job. An excellent service at a reasonable price.

Peter Upton, Hexham

"Expert Knowledge"

I received excellent service from everyone at Henderson as all team members are friendly, helpful, and professional. I would recommend Henderson Environmental to anyone with an asbestos issue and on the strength of the great job that they did, if I ever need soundproofing I would go straight to them.

G Parker, Newcastle Upon Tyne

"Clean and Efficient Job"

Ian and his team provided us with an excellent service at a competitive price compared to others. The team were fantastic, arriving on time and working continuously to get the job done. Once completed they showed me the area they had cleared and it had been done to a very high standard, all materials were taken away and the area was thoroughly cleaned. I would highly recommend to all.

Sam Benfield, Newcastle Upon Tyne

"Stress-Free Removal "

When I was first told I had asbestos I was concerned mostly about what it meant to remove it and how destructive the process would be. I needn’t have worried as the team were in and out really quickly, working professionally, and that took all of the stress out of the situation. Thanks for a fantastic job guys!

Adrian Young, Whitley Bay

"Limited Disturbance"

We owe a huge thanks to Ian and the team for making the asbestos removal go so easily and to plan. The impact to tenants has been as minimal as possible and the asbestos skip was removed immediately. The job couldn’t have gone better and we look forward to working with you again in the future.

Neil Joslin, The Gateshead Housing Company

"Efficient and On-Time"

I needed a job done quickly and the team came out to give me a quote the following day ad provided the estimate a day later. The work was completed within the estimated time frame and given that it involved removing a ceiling and taking the wall back to brick, we expected a mess but all of the waste was removed and not even a spec of dust was left behind. It’s rare these days to find a company that surpasses expectations and these guys do just that.

Christina Porter, Whickham, Newcastle Upon Tyne

"Safe and Collaborative Team"

The Henderson team were very easy to talk to and it was simple to schedule the removal to suit our calendar. The team on-site worked with our roofers to make sure the building was watertight by the end of the day. All in all Ian and the company were great to work with.

Hamilton Building and Joinery Services

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