As a homeowner, it can be a significant worry if you believe your property contains asbestos cement ceiling sheets. Due to the health risks associated with asbestos cement sheet removal, we recommend you commission a licensed professional.
Amiante STR is a specialist asbestos contractor serving all of your domestic needs in London and Hampshire. HSE licensed, ISO accredited and fully insured, we are experts in removing all forms of domestic asbestos containing material (ACM’s).
Before removing ceilings, it’s important to identify if it contains asbestos. If your home or outbuilding was built before the mid-1980s, then it will almost certainly contain asbestos. However, if your ceilings were installed after this, then there is still a chance that they may contain asbestos. A home asbestos survey will help you to identify asbestos in your property.
Once the presence of asbestos is identified, we can then discuss your options for its safe removal.
An asbestos cement ceiling sheet is a building material typically used in homes built between the 1950s and mid-1980s. Due to its hard wearing and fire retardant qualities, it was a popular choice in residential buildings for ceilings, also as cladding on sheds, garages and outbuildings.
Asbestos cement is a mixture of cement and asbestos. This is usually about 10-15% of the total product, forming a hard wearing sheet material. The use of asbestos cement was gradually phased out, and by 1999 the use of asbestos was banned in the UK.
Asbestos sheets in outbuildings are not considered a risk if left undisturbed. However, if disturbed, such as during the removal process, they can pose a serious health risk.
In many cases, it is legal for homeowners to remove asbestos themselves. However, there are some restrictions. Contact us today if you are unsure whether you need a licensed contractor.
Each removal option is unique to the client and their domestic property. We will assess and discuss your individual circumstances and requirements at the quotation stage. We aim to provide competitive quotations for your timeframe and budgetary requirements. Contact us today for a quote.
While removing asbestos is the best course of action in some cases, not all domestic asbestos needs to be removed. Undamaged, and even some damaged asbestos garage roofs may be able to be encapsulated to refurbish them and prevent further damage. Get in touch today for advice about the best service for your needs.
Amiante STR Ltd is a registered waste carrier (Regn No: CBDU87805). On completion of your asbestos cement sheet removal works the asbestos waste will be transported to a licensed facility and proof of disposal provided.
There are several common places within residential properties and their outbuildings that may contain asbestos. Asbestos sheets, asbestos cement tiles and other asbestos containing domestic outbuilding materials are fairly common in properties built before 1999.
For more information see our interactive house picture (infographic) showing the typical locations of asbestos.