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Together we can create a safer working environment

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0845 076 0055

Asbestos Removal and Abatement Including Full Re-instatement Packages Thermal Insulation, Sheet Metal Fabrication and Trace Heating


ASBESTOS REMOVAL & ABATEMENT Working towards a safer, energy efficient future

RE-INSTATEMENT WORKS

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0845 076 0055

INSTALLATION OF SUSPENDED CEILINGS & PARTITION WALLS THERMAL INSULATION WORKS & SCAFFOLDING SERVICES


ASBESTOS REMOVAL & ABATEMENT Working towards a safer, energy efficient future

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0845 076 0055


about us... ‘Here at NIC we focus on our client’s specific requirements and produce a bespoke solution that meets all their needs, offering the highest standard of service at a competitive price’’

Sarah Rudd,

Established in 1981, NIC specialises in asbestos removal and abatement, thermal insulation and the installation of suspended ceilings and partitions. Our dynamic management team combined has over 100 years experience in the industry and our professional team provides an efficient and reliable service tailored to satisfy your specific needs. NIC are fully contracting members of trade associations ARCA (Asbestos Removal Contractors Association), ACAD (Asbestos Control & Abatement Division) and TICA (Thermal Insulation Contractors Association). NIC’s quality management system is accredited to ISO 9001:2008. NIC are also approved by Constructlonline, Safecontractor, CHAS and UVDB (Utilities Vendor Database).

Partner, NIC

We offer a range of services to suit the precise requirements of our clients. • Arrangement of a comprehensive and legally compliant asbestos survey of any premises. • Removal or encapsulation of asbestos using specialist techniques. • Bespoke energy saving insulation and trace heating packages. • Installation of suspended ceilings and partition systems • External Cladding & Insulated Roofing Systems • Fire protection systems • Application of Specialist Coatings Here at NIC we offer a turn-key package to suit all needs including arranging for surveying of premises for the presence of asbestos, this includes analysis of material, removal of the asbestos using approved methods and then carry out full reinstatement.


What is Asbestos? Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous silicate mineral, used for its strong and incombustible properties. Due to its thermal stability and high heat resistance, this durable material was widely used in the past for the fireproofing and insulation of buildings. Asbestos is now banned from use in the UK due to health risks. Loose silica dust when inhaled has the potential to cause chronic lung diseases including diffuse pleural thickening, asbestosis, mesothelioma and cancer. It is estimated that more than 5 million tonnes of asbestos were imported to the UK prior to it being banned. It is likely that over 1.5 million commercial, industrial, public and domestic buildings contain asbestos materials. Asbestos cement was used up until 1999 in a variety of different premises and materials. Asbestos was extensively used as a building material in the UK from the 1950’s through to the mid 1980’s. It was used for a variety of purposes and was ideal for fireproofing and insulation. Any building built before 2000 (houses, factories,offices, schools, hospitals etc) can contain asbestos. Asbestos materials in good condition are safe unless asbestos fibres become airborne, which happens when materials are damaged. There are three main types of asbestos which were commercially mined for their useful properties: • Chrysotile (White) • Amosite (Brown) • Crocidolite (Blue) There are also three less commonly found types of asbestos: • Anthophylite • Tremolite • Actinolite

‘Let us take you an energy saving adventure!’

Ashley,

Contracts Manager, NIC


Asbestos Surveys Asbestos legislation here in the UK puts a ‘duty to manage’ on property owners to manage asbestos containing materials within buildings. What is the ‘duty to manage’ asbestos and who has it? This duty applies to owners and occupiers of commercial premises (such as shops, offices, industrial units etc.) who have responsibility for maintenance and repair activities. In addition to these responsibilities, they also have a duty to assess the presence and condition of any asbestos containing materials. If asbestos is present, or is presumed to be present, then it must be managed appropriately. The duty also applies to shared parts of some domestic premises. Here at NIC we can arrange for surveys to be completed of yours or your client’s premises. Once the survey is complete we can also assist with the compilation of an asbestos risk register and management plan. What is an asbestos survey? An asbestos survey is an effective way to help you manage asbestos in your premises by providing accurate information about the location, amount and type of any asbestos containing materials often referred to as ‘ACMs’. While not a legal requirement, it is recommended that you arrange a survey if you suspect there are ACMs in your premises. It is considered good practice to have an asbestos survey carried out so you can be absolutely sure whether asbestos is present or not.

‘Better energy efficient living through insulation!’

What is an asbestos risk register and management plan?

Contracts Manager, NIC

Ross Campbell,

The asbestos risk register is a key component of the required plan on how you will manage any asbestos found, or presumed to be in your buildings. The management plan must contain current information about the presence and condition of any asbestos in the building. The asbestos risk register will therefore need to be updated on a regular basis usually annually; again we can help you with this. This normally involves regular inspection to the check the current condition of asbestos materials, deletions to the register following removal of asbestos, additions to the register should new areas be surveyed, and changes to the register where materials are found to have deteriorated. Training for Building Occupiers / Staff NIC can offer training for any staff on your premises where asbestos works are required. We are able to give you staff an understanding of asbestos, what it is, where it can be found in buildings and the techniques used to remove the asbestos safely. This will hopefully alleviate any fears they may have with regard to asbestos.

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Asbestos Removal We can offer advice and provide solutions to all your asbestos related problems. We provide packages tailored to suit individual requirements. We are committed to excellence and are dedicated to providing a high quality service with safety at the forefront of our agenda. Using a range of techniques and specialist equipment, our experience a fully trained team reduces the risk of asbestos by removing it or making it safe in a controlled manner.

sites are subject to internal ‘‘Our and independent audits to ensure

that we strive for the highest standard of work possible, carried out using safe working methods.

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The removal of asbestos forms the core part of business at NIC. We have been a fully licenced removal contractor for over 25 years giving us a wealth of knowledge and experience in the industry.

Our sites are subject to internal and independent audits to ensure that we strive for the highest standard of work possible, carried out using safe working methods. Asbestos Encapsulation In some instances it may not be necessary or appropriate to remove the asbestos, in this instance encapsulation would be the preferred method. Encapsulation usually involves the protection of asbestos using high performance coatings or indeed ‘overboarding’using a range of products. Any encapsulation works would be clearly labelled using asbestos warning labels. Whilst this option safely encapsulates the asbestos, it is vital to remember that the asbestos will still be present and can be disturbed by future works. It is therefore essential that the asbestos continues to be managed on an on-going basis. Over time, it may still be necessary to completely remove any material containing asbestos. Scaffolding & Asbestos Where the asbestos works require the construction of a purpose built scaffold structure, this can in some instances require the use of a licensed asbestos scaffolding contractor. NIC have several HSE licensed scaffolding contractors who are approved for this element of works should it be required. We do asbestos right!

‘We do asbestos right!’ Paul Walsh,

Contracts Manager, NIC


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‘Did you know....’

Staff member, title, NIC

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Talking about insulation NIC was established in 1981 predominantly as a thermal insulation contractor. Over the years we have developed modern methods for the manufacture and installation of insulation. Our in house fabrication facility is equipped with the latest technology, enabling us to provide high quality products at very competitive prices. Why is insulation important? Here at NIC we can help you to design and install insulation systems that will immediately conserve energy by reducing heat loss or gain. This will enable pipe work and plant to be maintained at.

The Right Insulation Specification can Prevent Condensation on Cold Surfaces Specifying a sufficient insulation thickness with a good vapour barrier is the most effective means of controlling condensation and limiting corrosion on cold pipes,ducts and chillers. It should be noted that sufficient thickness would be required in order to keep the surface temperature above the dewpoint temperature of the ambient air. NIC will be able to advise the most appropriate specification for this. Better energy efficient living through insulation!

NIC can offer advice and assistance to establish a suitable specification to ensure the process temperature can be achieved. It is important that insulation type and thickness is suitable and sufficient to limit the heat loss/gain specific to your requirements.

Trace Heating

Insulation offers a reduction in the surface temperature of pipe work/plant to a safer level making the environment safer for workers.

We can assist from design through to supply, installation and full commissioning of trace heating systems.

Through our partners NIC are able to offer a complete surface heating package to complement our insulation service.


Asbestos Awareness Training The current Regulations place a legal duty on employers to provide information, instruction and training to any of their employees who are likely to be exposed to asbestos as part of their work. The three main types of information, instruction and training are: asbestos awareness training. Training for non-licensable asbestos work – i.e. the type of work described in HSE’s Asbestos essentials training for licensable asbestos work. MORE TO FOLLOW ON RESOURCES/TRAINING

‘Here at NIC we can arrange for surveys to be completed of yours or your client’s premises. Once the survey is complete we can also assist with the compilation of an asbestos risk register and management plan’

Ashley,

Contracts Manager, NIC

you know that ‘‘Did the current regulations place a legal duty of employers to provide information, instruction and training to any of their employees who are likely to be exposed to asbestos as part of their work

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partition systems Here at NIC we install a range of demountable and re-locatable partitioning systems to suit all needs and requirements. All systems and manufactured and installed to the highest standard, colour ranges are powder coated and the systems are fully tested to the relevant British Standards. Whatever your building or refurbishment project demands, whether it be fire or acoustic performance or a multifunctional specification, NIC will tailor make a system designed specifically to suit the purpose and within your allocated budget. We work alongside one of the UK’s leading distributors of interior building products to the construction industry. We are able to offer a comprehensive range partitioning systems from leading manufacturers. Whatever your particular requirements are we will find a product to suit your needs.

Suspended Ceilings Here at NIC we install all types of suspended ceiling systems, we have products to suit every requirement. Our management team have lots of fresh and innovative ideas to enable us to create a modern working environment. In the right situation, a suspended ceiling offers some real advantages over the permanent fixed ceilings. Ducts, pipes and cables hidden above a dropped ceiling remain accessible for repair or modification and suspended ceilings are better sound barriers than drywall ceilings. In the event of a water leak a suspended ceiling can mean the difference between a costly, time-consuming repair job and a minor inconvenience. We are able to offer a comprehensive range of mineral, metal and plaster ceiling tiles, concealed grid, lighting, fixings and exposed grid from leading manufacturers. Whatever your particular requirements are we will find a product to suit your needs. Don’t hesitate to contact us for advice and a free quotation including full design service.

CEILING/PARTITION PHOTOS TO GO HERE


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roofing The majority of a structure’s heat loss goes through the roof. A poorly insulated roofing system will send your energy bills the same way. At NIC, our experienced roofing team will remove and dispose of your old, corrugated cement roof and replace it with a specialist, made to measure, thermally insulated roof panels. This includes flashings, guttering and other accessories required.

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‘Whatever your particular requirements are we will find a product to suit your needs.....’

Dan Holden,

Estimator, NIC


get in touch... Northern Insulation Contractors Caroline House | High Street Stalybridge | Cheshire | SK15 1SE

Tel: 0845 076 0055 Fax: 0845 076 0056 info@northerninsulation.com www.northerninsulation.com

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Caroline House, High Street, Stalybridge, Cheshire SK15 1SE | 0845 076 0055 www.northerninsulation.com | info@northerninsulation.com

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