Asbestos Removal

Asbestos Removal

All types of Asbestos Removal, whether you have a small shed roof or an industrial factory!

Are you looking for the safest, quickest and best value solution for your Asbestos Removal?

Our main priority is giving you the very best service and best prices for your Asbestos Removal project whilst ensuring that all work involving ACMs (Asbestos Containing Materials) is carried out in line with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 to ensure the safety of our operatives, customers and general public.

As a hazardous material and highly regulated industry, the safe removal asbestos is our number 1 priority. We can remove your asbestos whether this is a single sheet of corrugated asbestos roofing or large contracts involving notifiable and licensed asbestos removal contractors. Whatever your requirements, our friendly and knowledgeable team will be able to deal with your enquiry quickly efficiently and safely.

Where you will find Asbestos

Asbestos was used as a building material from the 1930’s right up until it was banned in the UK in 1999 and it remains in millions of homes, business premises and public buildings. And today almost 100 years on on average 20 tradespeople die every week from related diseases.

If you leave it alone it’s not dangerous but once disturbed minute fibres that are invisible to the eye are released which if inhaled can prove lethal. These fibres are so small that they will even pass straight through a domestic vacuum.

If correct precautions are not taken then you are risking your life and any other people that may also breath in the contaminated air.

Where you can find Asbestos in the Home – AIB = Asbestos Insulation Board
  • Asbestos Cement Water Tank
  • Pipe Lagging
  • Loft Insulation
  • Artex Ceilings
  • AIB Ceiling Tiles
  • AIB Bath Panels
  • Toilet Seat and Cistern
  • AIB behind Fuse Boxes
  • AIB Airing Cupboard
  • AIB Partition Wall
  • AIB interior Window Panel
  • AIB around boiler
  • AIB in Storage Heaters
  • Vinyl Floor Tiles
  • AIB Behind Fire
  • Asbestos Cement Gutters
  • Asbestos Cement Downpipes
  • Soffits – AIB or Asbestos Cement
  • AIB Exterior Window Panel
  • Asbestos Garage Roof
  • Asbestos Cement Panels
  • Roofing Felt
Where you can find Asbestos in commercial properties
  • Sprayed coatings on ceilings walls, beams and columns
  • Asbestos Cement Water Tank
  • Loose fill insulation
  • Lagging on boilers and pipes
  • AIB Ceiling Tiles
  • Toilet seat and cistern
  • AIB Panels in Fire Doors
  • Asbestos Rope Seals, Gaskets and Paper
  • Vinyl Floor Tiles
  • AIB around Boilers, Flue Pipes
  • Fire Blankets
  • Textured Ceilings and Walls
  • AIB Partition walls
  • Asbestos Corrugated Roof
  • Asbestos Cement Panels
  • Cement Gutters and Downpipes
  • Soffits
Is Asbestos Removal always necessary?

If your asbestos is in good condition then it is unlikely to cause any significant risk and can often be left in place. However, in many cases over time it will start to deteriorate and will need to be disturbed as part of other general refurbishment projects.

It can be expensive to remove asbestos, especially AIB and licensed removals and often when selling your house the vendor will carry out a building survey in which the surveyor will identify possible traces of asbestos.

When this happens it is advisable to get a full Asbestos Survey so that the whole house can be checked. The results are often used to negotiate a reduction in the sale price or even cause the sale to fall through.

It is advisable to know what you have and deal with it under your terms rather than be forced into an asbestos removal when trying to sell your home.

 

Who Should carry out Asbestos Removals? – Can I do this myself?

It is not advisable to carry out Asbestos Removal works yourself. When removing asbestos, harmful fibres will almost certainly be released, posing serious dangers to anyone in the area. This is why you should always seek professionally trained operatives who will wear the correct protective clothing and minimise the risk of exposure to you and members of the  public.

Licensed and Non-Licensed Work

Certain materials are lower risk and can be worked on providing the correct safety precautions are followed, this is known as non-licensed asbestos removal. Even so, operatives should have carried out the relevant asbestos awareness training and proper masks and clothing need to be worn. A standard face mask will not protect you.

Other materials are too dangerous to work on and can only be carried out by a Licensed Asbestos Removal Contractor. The following list should not be touched, seek the advice of a licensed company:-

  • Asbestos Loose Fill Insulation
  • Sprayed Coating – Limpet
  • Pre-formed insulation – Asbestos Pipe Lagging
  • Asbestos Insulation Board (AIB) – Removing Ceiling Tiles or Panels where the job takes more than 2 hours from start to finish.
  • Large amounts of debris or material that contains Asbestos.

 

 

The Different Types of Asbestos?

Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring fibrous minerals:

  • Chrysotile (White Asbestos)
  • Amosite (Brown Asbestos)
  • Crocidolite (Blue Asbestos)
  • Anthophyllite
  • Tremolite
  • Actinolite

Chrysotile was used in buildings, homes and garages. It can be identified  by the grey/white colouring and strong yet flexible structure.

Amosite is usually used as thermal insulation and is common in houses and commercial buildings.

Crocidolite is vary rare and was mined mostly in South Africa. It was used in some spray-on coatings, pipe insulation and cement products.

Anthophyllite, Tremolite and Actinolite were never used in commercial or domestic applications.

If you are considering an Asbestos Removal project give us a call and we will be happy to advise you on the safest and most economical was of disposing of your asbestos.

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