About Us

R F Henderson Limited was established in 1979 by the now retired Chairman Robert Fenwick Henderson as domestic heating business. The company grew steadily during the 1980’s and in 1992 Ian Henderson joined his father in the business and quickly identified commercial and social housing markets as the main targets for growth. Nik Smith then joined Ian in the management of the business which he later acquired in its entirety, and focussed entirely on delivering quality industrial and commercial building services engineering projects.

In 2018 R F Henderson Limited became part of the Northumbrian Property Services Group (NPSG) and now operates alongside its sister companies: R Arnott & Sons Ltd; J P Westall Ltd and Stonebridge Home Interiors Limited. Combined, the businesses have nearly 200 years of trading history and a vast wealth of experience in the sector.

Nik stayed with the business until his retirement in June 2022, leaving the business in the care of an experienced team, capable of continuing the high standards of work for which the company has built an enviable reputation.

We place a huge emphasis on training, ensuring all of our staff have opportunities to develop their skills and obtain all of the qualifications required for the diversity of projects we undertake. We also invest heavily in developing apprentices and training the next generation of engineers and management. We welcome school work experience placements every year, working closely with George Stephenson High School in Killingworth.
So, what makes R F Henderson the right choice for your project? In our opinion the answer to this is multifaceted, and includes:

  • Vast experience in designing and installing a wide variety of different heating technologies.
  • An innovative approach, and an ability to look at challenges in the whole rather than just focussing on the immediate problem.
  • A commitment to deliver the best system, designed to work optimally in your situation, installed to the highest standards, providing the most cost-effective solution.
  • A commitment to remain at the forefront of new technologies, ensuring we are completely up to date on the latest developments in order to ensure that we can always provide the best advice.

So, whatever your requirements, we are confident that we can help you to realise your plans. Why not call us today to talk through what you are trying to achieve?

We look forward to working with you!

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