Domestic Asbestos

Homeworks - Domestic Asbestos Management

Homeworks is the specialist housing division of Rhodar, one of UK’s leading asbestos removal & enabling services companies.

Established to meet the unique requirements of domestic asbestos management, Homeworks predominantly works with insurance companies, housing associations and their policy holders and tenants. With forty years’ experience and extensive resources our service has been developed to cope with all domestic asbestos challenges.

Asbestos has been used extensively in the construction of houses for many years. It has commonly been found in decorative textured coatings, floor tiles and garage roofs.

The use of most types of asbestos was banned in the 1980’s, although one form was still widely used in construction in the UK until 1999.

Although it continues to be the single biggest cause of work related deaths in the UK (and currently shows no sign of declining), asbestos is relatively harmless if it remains in an undamaged and undisturbed state.

However, during any refurbishment works in domestic properties, it’s important that a full survey is carried out to identify the nature and extent of asbestos containing materials (known as ACMs). If asbestos is present, it’s our job to advise you to make an informed decision whether to remove it or manage it.

For all domestic asbestos enquiries - please call: 0800 028 8410

Asbestos in the home:
Typical Locations

  1. Water Tank: Asbestos cement and is often found in older properties (pre 1980)
  2. Pipe Lagging: Used to keep heat in or cold out. Often painted over, or protected by outer coating so not obviously asbestos.
  3. Property Insulation: Loose asbestos can be found as insulation in wall and floor cavities and in lofts.
  4. Textured Coating (eg artex): Can be found throughout a property on ceilings and walls.
  5. Soffit Board (roof overhang): Sits behind fascia at eaves level. Boards can be made from asbestos cement or asbestos insulating boards.
  6. Toilet Cistern: Toilet cisterns can contain asbestos-reinforced resin composite materials.
  7. Wall Panelling: External wall cladding and as internal wall panelling particularly around windows.
  8. Fuse Box: Each Fuse wire has an individual asbestos flash guard. Panel behind fuse box can be asbestos.
  9. Heater Cupboard: Around domestic boiler often contains asbestos insulating board.
  10. Floor Tiles: Plastic floor tiles, often different colours and mainly
    hidden under carpets and ceramic tiles.
    (Vinyl Floor Tiles: The tile backing may also contain asbestos paper).
  11. Rainwater Items: Roof gutters and down pipes can often be
    made of asbestos cement.

Homeworks Services

“We completed asbestos management works on over 10,000 homes in the last year alone.”

At Homeworks, we only work on domestic projects. This makes us experts in this field.

Offering a complete package, our clients employ us to manage their asbestos requirements – from a comprehensive site survey at the outset to asbestos removal and management services. We do the survey, manage the asbestos and leave the property safe ready for refurbishment or re-occupation. The client employs us to manage the whole process for them.

We provide a full, national service - our strategic office network is supported by more locally based, highly trained engineers operating with specialist equipment and vehicles to provide support anywhere in the UK.

We guarantee:

  • Advice and peace of mind from the experts in domestic asbestos management
  • Full national coverage
  • A single point of contact with one dedicated phone number
  • Uncompromising service levels
  • 24/7, 365 days a year service
  • Emergency attendance within 4 hours, anywhere in the UK

Health & Safety

Domestic asbestos removal doesn’t legally require the use of a licensed contractor for non-licensed work. However as part of Rhodar, Homeworks applies the same levels of safety to our domestic projects as are required for larger asbestos removal contracts. This guarantees that our domestic customers will enjoy a better level of service with higher standards of safety.

Clear Communication

We understand that the word ‘asbestos’ can be alarming for residents. Because of this, communication is key to delivering peace of mind.

That’s why we take time to provide a full brief in advance and explain the steps involved in the process. We also pre-book all appointments, followed up with regular email and text reminders.

If a resident/tenant has any questions at all, prior to or after our visit, we provide them with our direct contact details so they can request any information they may need. This includes how we set up our working enclosures and the protective equipment that we use, through to our clean-up process before re–occupation for the policy holder/tenant.

Our People

We directly employ every one of our engineers for our domestic projects. To maintain our standards of service and care, we never outsource this core function.

Our specialist domestic engineers represent the largest dedicated workforce in this sector in the UK. This enables us to assure our customers that they are receiving the highest quality work by people who really understand this marketplace.

As part of our aim to ensure our customers are relaxed and comfortable with our activities, all of our engineers arrive in Rhodar branded vehicles, wearing company issued uniforms and carrying full identification. All of our operatives are fully security checked prior to employment.

Our Technology

All-In-One Welfare Hygiene Vehicles

Exclusive, purpose built, bespoke mobile facility for use in non-licensed domestic asbestos management projects. These vehicles are unique to the industry.

Tablet Technology

Alongside exceptional IT systems operated by our Homeworks centre, we utilise tablet technology to ensure a seamless interface with our site engineers. Using accurate information available in real-time for each individual property, this system allows us to effectively manage high volumes of projects across thousands of properties in the UK each year.

Response Capacities & Emergencies

At Homeworks, we have the capacity and the resources to respond to any surge event, be it as a result of weather or a natural disaster. We also offer a full emergency response service for any accidental damage or asbestos management requirement, regardless of scale and location.

We can mobilise the required teams when the unexpected strikes. Our dedicated teams are on hand to respond to emergency situations 24-hours a day. With full national coverage, we guarantee site attendance within 4 hours, anywhere in the UK.

Our response teams will arrive in our unique emergency response vehicles, which provide everything they need to, carry out the job there and then. Once deployed to an emergency we can carry out all required works to leave the property in a safe and habitable condition. While on site our teams are continually connected with all activity relayed through our network to ensure the client is kept up to date.

Our emergency engineer will give peace of mind to the policy holder/ tenant while also keeping the client informed via real time technology.

We understand that any emergency situation involving asbestos can be a distressing time, so our team is fully trained to offer the compassion and professionalism necessary during emergency situations.

Who we work with

As market leaders in domestic asbestos management we work predominantly with insurance companies, housing authorities and private sector.

  • rsa
  • aviva
  • yorkshire-housing
  • helplink
  • homeserve
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Part of the Lexia Solutions Group

As part of Lexia Solutions Group, the UK’s largest dedicated asbestos management and removal organisation, our customers can benefit from the fact that we are backed up by unsurpassed resources and support.

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Head Office

(Registered Office)

Rhodar Ltd , Unit C, Astra Park, Parkside Lane , Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 5SZ

Call us on: 0800 834 669

Registered in England

Company Registration number: 1269463
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