Painting Blasting Division

We have our own dedicated on site painting and blasting division with a wealth of experience which operates around the whole of the UK.

We can cater for small projects, whilst taking the lead on larger projects, which may include scaffolding, encapsulation, blasting, painting , steel work repairs, removal of existing structures for off-site remedial//refurbishment.  Having this in house capability has given us a competitive edge , especially in reactive works.

Services include:




    Mechanical preparation

    All types of surface preparation

    Full paint systems compliant with Highways, Rail and other sectors

    Fully experienced Certificated operatives, which include PASMA, IPAF, CSCS, PTS Trained staff, First Aid, ICATS, ICORR Inspection.

    Offices in Lancashire and South Wales covering the whole of the UK including Ireland.

Our companies policy is to invest in our own staff , which prevents the use of agency workers and allows us to stand by our quality and high standards which we are known for within the railway sector. As a company our growth is only sustained by our last job, which drives us to deliver engineering excellence, whilst continuing to work in collaborative relationships with our valued customer base.


Why Holden’s

Holden’s offer a complete turnkey service across all aspects of engineering executed  by time served experts in their field.

Our company which celebrates its 50th anniversary next year was founded in 1967 by Mr J.L Holden offering quality mechanical engineering services across Lancashire and the Northwest. Mr Holden’s hard work and meticulous attention to detail soon grew a reputation and forged solid relationships with his customers, the business dramatically expanded over the years branching out to other fields of engineering and developing into the national company we are today.

The core values of delivering honesty and quality at the right price runs through the veins of our workforce, our strength is our pedigree.

The service provided has always been first class with minimum supervision. There have been no recorded safety incidents involving Holden’s personnel or installed equipment. Holden’s are held in high regard by K.C Flint site engineering and I would not hesitate to recommend them for any mechanical engineering contract appropriate to their area of expertise.

Andrew Francis - Flint Site Mechanical / Control EngineerKimberly Clark

Holden’s have completed two installations at Garth boiler house and I can say that both Jobs have been completed on time and to the highest professional standards, their work and tradesmen are top quality. I would have no reservations in using Holden’s again.

Kevin Gore - HMP Garth / WymottWorks Department

They have always shown an innovative approach to the problems we have presented to them and excelled in attaining a cost effective solution for our requirements. This has generally enhanced our standing with our customers and improved the goods and services we offer.

B. Conlan - Northern Area Fleet EngineerSecuricor Omega Logistics

Preston Pharmaceuticals Production Unit is part of the Royal Preston Hospital.
Holden’s have always given us a first class service, offering advice from their very knowledgeable and friendly staff. The equipment is machined to a very high standard, turnover and delivery is quick and efficient.

Adam Fleming - Production ManagerPreston Pharmaceuticals

“We have used Holden’s as our main mechanical contractor for over 30 years. Being a chemical manufacturer it is very important that any contracting company working on site has full knowledge of all current HSE and Environmental requirements and we have always found Holden’s to be very diligent in this area I would have no hesitation in recommending Holden’s to any company that require the services they have to offer”

Barrie Simmonds - Works DirectorChemical Innovations Limited

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