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North East asbestos removal: How we can help


North East asbestos removal: How we can help

For 40 years, the Henderson brand has offered a full range of North East asbestos removal services to businesses and organisations, helping to keep local enterprises safe.  

Henderson Environmental’s North East roots 

First established in Gateshead in 1984, under the name Henderson Insulation, Henderson Environmental has been a leading asbestos removal service for residential, commercial and industrial buildings across the region.

Managing Director, Ian Pearce, relocated to the North East 20 years ago and has been running the business ever since with his wife, who is the company’s Accounts Executive.

His nephew, Ricky Breward, works alongside them both as Henderson Environmental’s Contracts Manager. This family-run business is committed to protecting local enterprises with tailored asbestos removal solutions and supporting the community by directly employing people who live in Gateshead.

Why North East asbestos removal services are important

With its rich industrial history, the North East is home to many old factory buildings, warehouses and heritage sites. Asbestos remains the largest single cause of work-related fatalities and according to a study conducted by the Work and Pensions Committee, 547 people died in North Tyneside from asbestos-related cancer deaths between 1981 and 2019, with 209 fatalities in Hartlepool and 206 deaths in Sunderland during the same four decades. The North East of England remains the worst affected area for Mesothelioma. Henderson Environmental is committed to raising awareness of the dangers of asbestos and supporting businesses with the safe removal or encapsulation of the material. 

Between the 1950s and the mid-1980s, asbestos was used in the manufacture and installation of a variety of products, including ceiling tiles, pipe insulation, boilers, sprayed coatings and garage roof tiles. Buildings constructed during this time will likely contain asbestos-containing materials that pose a serious health risk if damaged or disturbed.

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How Henderson Environmental can help

If you’re a business owner or property manager based in the North East and you are concerned about asbestos, Henderson Environmental can help.

We are CHAS-accredited and fully licenced by the HSE to remove and dispose of asbestos-containing materials in line with The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

As providers of tailored North East asbestos removal solutions, we have built strong relationships with public and private sector clients across the region, offering clear communication, accuracy and peace of mind that your people and property are safe. 

Contact us today to find out more about our services.

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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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