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

1 Project: Removal and disposal of asbestos garage roof (bonded). Time scale: Immediate Please call to appoint
2 Project: Enquirer: Property Seller General information: Small board to be removed
3 Project: Hi, I have an asbestos water tank in my loft that I want removing. It can fit down the hatch just, it's just it's heavy and would more than likely need to be cut up. Thanks Time scale: Immediate Pleas...
4 Project: To dispose of a barn roof and cattle shed asbestos sheets Time scale: Less than one month Please call to appoint Please call to appoint
5 Project: Remove the whole asbestos garage.
6 Project: removing and disposing of asbestos double garage roof
7 Project: Cast iron soil pipe has been removed - part has asbestos so has been left needs to be removed 165 cm Time scale: Less than one month Please call to appoint Please call to appoint
8 Project: Advise regarding an old swimming pool that may contain asbestos within the walls and concrete flooring Time scale: 1-3 months Please call to appoint
10 Project: Enquirer: Property Owner General information: We think the loft hatch in our house is made of Asbestos. We would like Time scale: Less than one month Please call to appoint
11 Project: old asbestos boiler flue removal Time scale: Less than one month Please call to appoint
12 Project: Remove concrete garage Old concrete asbestos roof
13 Project: Removal of garage asbestos roof
14 Project: removal of textured coating on most walls and ceilings in a 3 bed terraced house, and some insulation boards in one or two cupboards. Time scale: 1-3 months Please call to appoint Please call to appoi...
15 Project: Removal of garage and roof
16 Project: We have another issue at Magnet Cardiff and would like to offer you the opportunity to quote. There is a section of downpipe leaking, which is embedded into the asbestos boards. We need to open it ...
17 Project: 16 sq/m ceiling to remove clear space to continue renovation of bathrooms
18 Project: Enquirer: Property Owner General information: A 4m length of soffit is required to be removed. I need it to be tested Time scale: Immediate Please call to appoint
19 Project: I would like to know your availability and cost to remove water tank and flue from loft. Given loft hatch size, the tank will be required to be broken up.
20 Project: A small Victorian 2 storey building and some garage /workshops to be demolished Time scale: Immediate Please call to appoint

Reviews of asbestos removal companies

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Price is 30% cheaper than others. Response to questions is quick and polite. Highly recommended service provider.
By Mr Paul G.
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Responded quickly and completed the job some day as contact
By - Chris M.
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ACP is a very good company to do business with.

Asbestos removal activity in January 2020

Asbestos removal Projects in the UK in January 2020

December 2019 November / December
Greater London 2,460 -17% <img src=
South East 1,770 -12% <img src=
North West 1,020 0% <img src=
Yorkshire & Humber 790 -8% <img src=
South West 771 3% <img src=
Western Midlands 722 -8% <img src=
East Of England 720 -4% <img src=
East Midlands 655 -16% <img src=
Scotland 621 -11% <img src=
Wales 396 -12% <img src=
Northern Ireland 237 -15% <img src=
North East 100 11% <img src=
United Kingdom 10,262 -10%

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

Latest successful asbestos removal projects in January

By Mrs Rosemary P.
Very easy to use and names of companies arrived very quickly, one almost immediately.
By Mr Chris N.
Got me straight to the required service
By Ms Saika J.
They matched a company for my needs and the company got in touch with me on the same day. Thank you Quotatis, I will most certainly use you again. You also helped me with a skip quote which helped me make a decision on a skip company.
By - Carol T.
Within just a week we got the job done - thank you :-)
By - Peter S.
found me a brilliant and very reliable team at a good price

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Energy Performance of Houses

The below data indicates the energy performance of homes in Uk. Energy ratings vary from A to G, with A being the most energy-efficient and G being the very least efficient. The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating factors heavily if you want to sell your house, as prospective buyers will see what amount they're most likely to be spending on their home heating bills. House improvements such as insulation assist to significantly improve a home's EPC rating.