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Below are all the latest news stories surrounding asbestos and how it can affect your domestic and commercial properties. Discover for yourself how asbestos may affect your renovation plans.
Any building – industrial or residential – built before the year 2000 has the potential to contain asbestos within its building materials, so before you perform any sort of maintenance work it is essential to get the building checked out.Read More
Even the smallest exposure can present unnecessary health risks to workers, builders, contractors or homeowners. However, with so many common building materials containing asbestos, it is important to recognise where asbestos is commonly found.
Types of a...
Welcome to our brand new, fully mobile repsonsive website!We are very pleased to announce our new website, designed to offer much better accessibility across all devices, for our clients and potential asbestos removal and surveying customers.As well as our blog, we also have a live feed to our Twitter profile too so you can keep up to date with what's going on with ICE Asbestos! Make sure you follow us so you don't miss out! Also, check out our other social media links to Facebook and LinkedIn...Read More
Asbestos is often present in any structures built before 2000, so owners and managers of commercial and domestic buildings have responsibility for ensuring any Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) in the building are controlled or removed. There are two main kinds of survey that ensure this.Asbestos Management SurveysIf you are responsible for a non-domestic property such as an office, shop or industrial property that, then you are required to have an asbestos management survey in place at all...Read More
If you are a landlord, you should assume that any property built before 2000 has asbestos. This is the safest option as the material was widely used in new buildings right up to its ban 1999.If there are Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) in the property, they don’t necessarily have to be removed, but they do need to be managed. Most undisturbed asbestos is safe as it only becomes dangerous when the fibres become airborne and are inhaled at which point it can cause asbestosis, lung cancer a...Read More
Natural disasters can leave massive trails of damage and hazards in their wake from the moment they occur. But natural disasters can also pose a threat to health in the long run. The reason? Because events such as hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, fires and earthquakes can expose human beings to asbestos and asbestos- containing products and materials.Read More
One of the main sources of destruction that comes from hurricanes is storm surges. These surges can cause flooding along coastlines, ca...
Whenever we think of asbestos and the type of people who are exposed to it, we generally conjure up images of factories or construction sites. However in recent years it has been revealed that over 75% of school buildings in the UK are infested with asbestos - mostly the huge number built in the three decades after the second world war – which are now coming to the end of their useful lives.Read More
Asbestos in the UK has been a growing issue in recent years, as more and more cases of not only its ex...
Considering the dangers associated with asbestos, you would assume that key political and historical buildings would be free from the mineral. However, as recently discovered this is not always the case.Read More
A recent report on the Houses of Parliament revealed that both the walls and floor are infested with asbestos. The 160 year old building is in desperate need of repair as records show that their has been no renovations on the spectacular building, rebuilt along designs by Charles Barry in the 1...
It can be very difficult to spot asbestos just by looking at it with the naked eye. So if you’re ever in doubt, call in a professional asbestos removal company such as Ice Asbestos. However there are a few things which you can keep an eye out for when it comes to spotting asbestos...Read More
If your house, or structure was built in in the 1950s, 1960s, or 1970s, then the chance of asbestos building materials having been used is fairly high.
Homes built prior to 1970s: highly likely to contain...
Throughout most of the twentieth century asbestos spread abundantly throughout the UK, developing as one of the countries top building materials, due to its durability, insulating properties as well as its ability to withstand intense heat and fire. However, in recent years, due to the exposed health and environmental risks associated with asbestos, new technologies have been developed in the search for an alternative material. These new methods include:Read More
1. Polyurethane Foams
These foams can b...
Across the globe it has been estimated by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that approximately 125 million people are annually exposed to asbestos in the work place. The popularity of asbestos is currently rising around the world, despite prompts to restrict or ban the material, mainly due to a growing need for affordable and easily mass produced building materials within developing nations.Read More
The world top leader in asbestos exports in 2013, was Russia by a large margin, with them ship...
Asbestos control has become an ever-increasing issue across recent years, with more and more of the mineral being uncovered within buildings and structures. In order to keep up with the rising demand for its removal new technologies are being developed, to increase the safety and efficiency of the process.Read More
Developments in the detection of asbestos
With the capacity of its airborne fibres to cause lung cancer, asbestos instillation has been banned in many countries. However, a lot of buildings...
Ever wondered what people get up to on site when the foreman isn’t looking? These 5 videos we found will give you a snapshot of some of the funny and dangerous things construction workers do to pass the time.Read More
It’s important to always wear your PPE on site. How you put it on however, is up to you. This scaffolders technique for getting his hardhat on does defeats the object a little - Click here to view
This guy should have thought a bit more carefully about where he put his feet befor...
1906 saw the first documented asbestos related death, but why did it take another 93 years for the UK to ban the use of asbestos? Compared to some other countries, the UK was slow to act in implementing solid legislation that protected the health of both workers and the public. so what happened in those 93 years?Read More
The story begins in 1924, with the death of a woman called Nellie Kershaw. At 12 years old she left school to start a job in a mill, spinning raw asbestos fibre into yarn. At the age o...
Asbestos is usually thought to be an industrial invention, used widely in the 20th century after industrial mining began in the late 1800s. However the history of asbestos goes back much further. People from all over the world have been using for thousands of years for its fire resistance, strength and insulating properties.Read More
One of the earliest found examples of asbestos use comes from the ancient Greeks using asbestos fibres to make the wicks for eternal flames in temples. Ancient Egyptians we...
When you think of Asbestos you most likely think of building materials and construction but for thousands of years this versatile but deadly material has been used for a variety of things, some of which you may find surprising.Read More
The Greeks combed Asbestos fibres and spun them to make into towels and cloths. They were well aware of the fire resistant properties as the fabric could be thrown into the fire to be cleansed without damaging it. The Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne also reportedl...
Asbestos is the word used to describe a group of minerals that all have fibrous structures that can cause health problems when damaged. Although the three most commonly found types are named after colours, you can’t use this as a way to identify them so you should still check with a professional Asbestos surveyor if you suspect to have found Asbestos.Chrysotile (White Asbestos)This type of Asbestos is different from the others as the fibers are curly rather than straight. This is the most co...Read More