Scottish Borders Council
As a trusted licensed contractor for the Scottish Borders Council for over 30 years, our dedicated team were recently tasked with the removal of asbestos from roof tiles at a local swimming pool.
In June 2022, a fire broke out at Peebles Swimming Pool in Port Brae. The swimming pool is a popular leisure facility within the local community and is used by over 580 children who have enrolled on the Peebles Learn to Swim programme. It was critical that professional contractors were employed to make the premises safe again.
Asbestos is often used in fireproofing as it is not flammable. When materials that contain asbestos catch fire, it can release airborne fibres which are dangerous and can cause serious illness or death when inhaled. As the swimming pool roof tiles contained asbestos and the ceilings in the main pool hall had been damaged by the extinguishing of the fire, our team conducted a localised clean to remove any asbestos debris that had been disturbed by the arson attack, reducing the risk of potential exposure.
After a thorough assessment of the remaining roof and an asbestos pre-refurbishment survey had been conducted, we were contracted to strip the existing roof which contained ACMs, so that tradespeople could safely install a new roof. The site is also currently undergoing internal renovations and the Scottish Borders Council plan to reopen the refurbished leisure facility to the public in July 2023.
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
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
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