Asbestos removal

Asbestos was once commonly used in construction, primarily as an insulator to retain heat and keep the cold out. It also has great fire resistance and protects against corrosion.

This means that there are plenty of buildings out there with asbestos still in the walls and ceilings, so there’s the possibility of serious illness for homeowners and workers. In fact, all properties built between the ‘50s and 2000 are likely to contain asbestos in some form.

Government regulations

In line with 2006 Control of Asbestos Regulations, all materials containing asbestos must be removed and disposed of. The best way of ensuring you fall in line with these regulations is by using a contractor with Health & Safety Executive licensing.

Managing hazardous material such as asbestos is a huge responsibility and ignoring any problem that arises can lead to severe legal implications. Every homeowner and employer should be aware of their obligation to dealing with asbestos use in the property.

Health hazards

The dangers of asbestos are evident in the four very serious diseases explained below. This is why the removal of asbestos products is extremely important. Symptoms develop over years and you won’t be affected immediately. However, once you’ve been diagnosed it’ll often be too late.

Make sure to take action now and have asbestos materials removed from your property.

  • Mesothelioma

This form of cancer affects the lining of the lungs and is exclusively related to prolonged asbestos exposure. Once you have been diagnosed it will be too late and the disease is almost always fatal.

  • Asbestos-related lung cancer

Lung cancer caused from asbestos exposure has the same effects as cancer from smoking. Again, if it’s not caught early it’s likely to be fatal for the patient.

  • Asbestosis

This condition causes serious scarring of the lungs, normally resulting from prolonged asbestos exposure over several years. Once the condition sets in the patient will have shortness of breath and in severe cases asbestosis is fatal.

  • Pleural thickening

Heavy asbestos exposure can lead to pleural thickening. This can cause the lining of your lungs to swell and if symptoms worsen the lung will be squeezed, causing shortness of breath and chest discomfort.

Asbestos removal quotes

It’s clearly evident that asbestos can cause serious health problems and needs to be removed from buildings as quickly as possible to minimise exposure.

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Local Asbestos removal Projects

Project: We recently had a lean-to taken down, and the outside has asbestos in it. It's only the one panel and we'd like a quote to have it removed. At the moment, it is lying loose in our garden. VC
Project: homeowner Disposal of 15 8'x2' roofing sheets asbestos/cement already off the roof awaiting disposal. call to quote
Project: removal of single car garage, roof and wall panels appear to be asbestos sheet, allappear to be intact and undamaged. Please contact to assist VC
Project: To remove a shed roof with aspestos corrigated sheets. Size is 20ft x 12ft Please contact to appoint VC
Project: Home owner 36 square meters of chrysotile ceiling cement board needs removing Please call to appoint
Project: Half of a small garage roof located approximately 3 sheets of corrugated asbestos to be removed and disposed of. Enquirer went online and confirmed on 2012-10-23 00:03:45 Time scale: 1-3 mon...
Project: homeowner asbestos is suspected in the boarding attached to the underside of the passageway (airborne fibres of asbestos) to remove all asbestos materials from the passageway call to appoint *V/C ...
Project: homeowner A single piece of loose flue pipe in loft, very low grade asbestos. Pipe needs to be removed from loft. v/c
Project: Removal of asbestos cement panels from small bungalow. Room sizes four rooms12x12 feet and one 8x6 feet approx.Ceilings also probably asbestos... Please contact to assist VC
Project: A building survey report states this property we wish to buy may have asbestos (in the walls and elsewhere) due to the age of the property 1920s-1930s. We need to have an extensive check of the whole...
Project: 5 x Internal doors have a board/panel covering the side facing onto the hallway and first floor landing. We assume there is asbestos behind there, added when the house was used as a bed and breakfast ...
Project: Removal of asbestos flue Enquirer confirmed online on 2013-02-19 15:01:02 Please contact to quote VC
Project: To test Artex-like textured ceiling decoration for presence of asbestos. Enquirer confirmed online on 2013-03-06 12:20:35 Please contact to appoint
Project: Homeowner removal of 6 Sheets of Asbestos size 5ft x 3ft located outside Please contact to quote
Project: Property owner Removal of asbestos. Total guttering length approx of 30ft. Down pipe length approx of 25ft. Call to appoint
Project: Corrugated asbestos panels to be removed from garden. Approximately five panels, unfixed. Homeowner Please contact to appoint Time scale: Immediate
Project: We are trying to find out if the ceiling in the utility room has asbestos, and the loft (as the property used to have air ducted heating, but the surveyor could not get access to the loft) We may need...
Project: Removal of 6 roofing sheets of asbestos located in back garden Homeowner Please contact to appoint
Project: remove asbestos from top of wall Enquirer went online and confirmed Homeowner Please contact to appoint
Project: Need to beremoved 2 internal walls withazbestos. Would like to get a quote . Enquirer went online and confirmed Homeowner Please contact to appoint

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Asbestos removal activity in March 2018

Asbestos removal Projects in the UK in March 2018

February 2018 January / February
Greater London 2,460 -17%
South East 1,770 -12%
North West 1,020 0%
Yorkshire & Humber 790 -8%
South West 771 3%
Western Midlands 722 -8%
East Of England 720 -4%
East Midlands 655 -16%
Scotland 621 -11%
Wales 396 -12%
Northern Ireland 237 -15%
North East 100 11%
United Kingdom 10,262 -10%

Source: Numbers calculated based on the search volumes in major search engines.

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