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Asbestos Removal

Asbestos pipe lagging removal in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Our team were recently approached by a homeowner in Chapel House, Newcastle Upon Tyne, who was looking to sell their bungalow

The client contacted us after having an asbestos survey carried out, discovering that the pipework under the floorboards had been insulated with asbestos pipe lagging.

Damaged or disturbed asbestos pipe lagging can pose a significant risk to human health. As it’s often hidden away and can be difficult to recognise, it is regarded as one of the most dangerous Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) and can cause serious and often fatal respiratory illnesses.

Removing asbestos pipe insulation has to be carried out by Licensed Asbestos Removal Contractors (LARCS) under fully controlled conditions. At Henderson Environmental, we have vast experience in the safe removal and disposal of asbestos from domestic and commercial properties. We are fully licensed by HSE, CHAS accredited and ARCA approved.

Two asbestos removal tents set up outside of a domestic property.
Exposed heating pipes and the ground underneath bungalow flooring.

Before work commenced the Supervisor briefed the Operatives on the Plan of Work (POW). All Operatives then signed the POW to confirm understanding. The Decontamination Unit was set up to ensure that it was fully operational before any works commenced.

The bungalow formed the enclosure. This was sealed using 1000-gauge polythene sheeting, staples, PCL tape, polystyrene slabs and expanding foam and an air management system was put in place to ensure negative pressure was achieved throughout the whole process.

Following a satisfactory smoke test, the asbestos removal works commenced.

An analytical company was present to carry out background air monitoring and personal air monitoring on our employees.

Personal air monitoring during asbestos removal offers several benefits:

Health Protection: Asbestos fibres, when inhaled, can cause serious respiratory issues and even cancer. Personal air monitoring ensures that workers are not exposed to dangerous levels of asbestos fibres during removal, protecting their health.

Risk Assessment: Monitoring air quality provides valuable data for assessing the effectiveness of asbestos removal procedures. If airborne asbestos levels are found to be higher than acceptable limits, adjustments can be made to the removal process to minimise exposure risks.

Worker Safety: By continuously monitoring the air, workers can be promptly alerted if asbestos levels exceed safe limits, allowing them to take necessary precautions such as wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) or temporarily halting removal activities.

Documentation: Personal air monitoring generates detailed records of asbestos levels throughout the removal process. These records can serve as documentation of compliance with regulations and as evidence of efforts to protect worker health in case of legal disputes or claims in the future.

Overall, personal air monitoring carried out by an independent analytical company is a crucial aspect of asbestos removal projects, helping to safeguard the health of workers and the public, ensure regulatory compliance and provide valuable data for risk assessment and documentation.

The job was successful, and all ACMs were removed from the bungalow, allowing the client to put the property on the market with complete peace of mind.

At Henderson Environmental, we specialise in domestic asbestos removal services in the North East of England. If you are looking to sell a property but are concerned about the presence of asbestos, our expert asbestos removal team are here to help. Contact us 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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