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Removal of Asbestos Insulating Board (AIB) soffits on a domestic property

In October 2023, we were contracted by a North East local authority to remove Asbestos Insulating Board (AIB) soffits from a domestic property.

The AIB soffits had to be removed before the client could carry out vital roof repairs. The AIB soffits needed to be removed from the front and rear of the property to remove the risk of danger to health and allow the client to safely carry out the repair work.

The Supervisor briefed the Operatives on the Plan of Work (POW). All Operatives then signed the POW to confirm understanding. A Safety Toolbox Talk was carried out on ‘Gin Wheels’ and ‘Scaffold’.

The Decontamination Unit was then set up to ensure that it was fully operational before any works commenced.

A purpose-built enclosure was constructed on the scaffold platform, with an air management system in place to ensure negative pressure was achieved.

Image of constructed decontamination unit on scaffolding during asbestos removal process
Internal view of decontamination unit during asbestos removal process.

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

The insulating board was dampened with surfactant using a low-pressure spray and removed using hand tools.

All asbestos waste was double-bagged and secured in a segregated vehicle ready for removal to a licensed waste transfer station.

When all the asbestos had been removed, the fine-cleaning operations could start. The enclosure was then offered to the site supervisor to carry out a visual inspection to verify its cleanliness before informing the analyst.

Once the inspection was complete, a UKAS-accredited independent analyst was then invited to carry out the Four-Stage Clearance in accordance with HSG248.

All works were completed on time and in line with current safety legislation and industry regulations.

Upon the completion of the project, the client provided the following feedback:
“We received an excellent service from Henderson Environmental. They were very professional to deal with from start to finish.”

If you’re looking for professional asbestos removal services in the North East, Henderson Environmental can help.

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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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