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Prior to the 1970’s asbestos was extensively used as a material in domestic properties and in other items used in homes, such as carpet underlay and even ironing board pads. Asbestos is made up of microscopic natural minerals that are naturally fire resistant and flexible. It was not until the 1990’s that it was finally banned from use. However by this time the majority of domestic properties had asbestos material in place. In most cases if the asbestos is left untouched it will not cause any harm. It is only when the asbestos material is disturbed, for example during a renovation that the asbestos can become a hazard to your health. Here is a list of some common applications of asbestos in Domestic Buildings:
- Garages and Sheds (roof or side panels)
- Chimney pots (Cowls)
- Building roof tiles
- Cement in outbuildings
- Felt roofing
- Damp proofing
- Pipe insulation
- Splash back boards
- Ceiling tiles
- Floor tiles
- Stair nosing
- Sink pads
- Fuse boxes
- Interior doors
- Floor tiles
- Loft paneling
- Artex ceilings
- Stair boards
- Internal walls
- Floor & ceiling voids
If you are carrying extensive renovation to your domestic property we can arrange to carry out an asbestos survey. An asbestos survey will minimise risk to the contractors working on the property as well as the occupants. This is particularly important if removing walls or ceilings, we can make the area safe to work in.
If you are renovating a property to rent, remember that a Landlord is under a ‘duty of care’ to ensure that a risk assessment is carried out and can be prosecuted for failing to do so. Also a landlord can be guilty of a criminal offence if anyone is exposed to a risk from asbestos.
If you suspect that there may be asbestos present in your property it is important to get in touch with ICE Asbestos immediately. A member of our specialist team will come out to assess the situation and advise on the best course of action. There are a number of techniques including asbestos removal and asbestos encapsulation, which can be used to minimise the risk to your health.
If required our emergency call out team can be sent out to assess the situation.
We provide our services to domestic properties across the UK. Our headquarters are in Nottingham and we have teams based in the following areas: Birmingham, Darlington, London, Leeds and Norwich.
If you think you have found asbestos in your property, garage or garden shed then give us a call on (0333) 772 0424.
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Why Choose ICE Asbestos?
We are the first choice among many companies and individuals in the United Kingdom, for the reasons listed below:
- HSE Licensed - As an HSE licensed contractor, we are able to remove and dispose of ACM in strict accordance with all relevant legislation and industry guidelines
- Commitment to Excellence - We are affiliated with many trade organisations and operate a continuous training programme to ensure our team remains among the very best in the country
- Wide range of Services - In addition to our survey, removal and disposal services, we are also able to replace the ACM thermal insulation that we remove with a safe and effective alternative