Asbestos Removal

Safe, clean and responsible removal of asbestos using licenced contractors.

If you are responsible for the demolition of a house, residential block of flats garages, factory or commercial property it is important that you are aware of your obligations under Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

Blue and brown asbestos materials were banned in 1985 with white asbestos (Chrysotile) outlawed in 1999.

Asbestos removal is a heavily regulated industry governed by the HSE. Any asbestos disturbance or removal must be undertaken by a licensed contractor and documented through every step of the process from works set up, to removal, transportation and disposal.

Asbestos removal – Quick guide

Asbestos comes in many different forms. Here’s a list of the typical places where you will find Asbestos in buildings

  • Corrugated cement roof sheets commonly found on top of domestic garages and old warehouses
  • Cement boiler flues commonly found penetrating a house roof or through an external wall
  • Cement base water tanks commonly found within a roof space
  • Square plastic in appearance floor tile commonly found adhered to a solid floor with screed. These are commonly stuck down with a black bitumen adhesive on the back which contains asbestos fibres.
  • Artex ceilings commonly found in houses
  • Old black coloured toilet systems and toilet seats.
  • Asbestos insulated board (AIB) commonly used as a wall or ceiling covering in place of plasterboard. AIB is normally softer than plasterboard and commonly found within old commercial properties.
  • Old fuse board have an off white fabric appearance material behind the fuses
  • Fascia boards around the outside of a building

A full list of Asbestos Containing Materials can be found at the HSE website.

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