The UK banned asbestos in 1999 although it still appears as a result of renovations or on demolished building sites. It is hazardous to remove and presents dire health risks. We are capable of dealing with unlicensed asbestos and have partnerships throughout the UK to deal with licenced asbestos.
It was used in insulation, fire-proofing, roofing, vinyl floor tiles, wall panels and many more materials.
Moving it without the proper controls in place can result in a release of the fibres into the air and this is where the health hazard comes in. Fibres can get lodged in the lungs and over time cause breathing difficulties and even mesothelioma (lung cancer).
We use air monitoring devices during removal to ensure that fibres in the air do not exceed a legal amount.
Licensed work involves the removal of spray coatings, fine debris or loose fill insulation. If we believe there to be a mixture of the two types of work, we will contact a partner to assist us with the removal.
If you think you have asbestos that requires removal or presents a hazard, get in contact and we can investigate and advise of the options that are available to you.