Artex is the trade name of a textured coating previously used to create decorative ceilings and walls in residential properties.
Nowadays, many homeowners wish to remove textured coatings like Artex for several reasons such as redecorating. However, the removal of Artex asbestos can pose a health risk. You should consult a licensed professional if you believe your ceilings or walls may contain asbestos.
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), including Artex containing asbestos
Before removing textured coatings (Artex), it’s important to identify if it contains asbestos. If your home was decorated with a textured coating like Artex before the mid-1980s, then it will almost certainly contain asbestos. However, if Artex was installed after this, then there is still a chance that it may contain asbestos. A home asbestos survey will help you to identify if your Artex has asbestos.
Once the presence of asbestos is identified, we can then discuss your options for its safe removal.
Typically, you can find Artex on ceilings but it can be on walls too. It was considered fashionable to have your ceilings or walls covered with textured coatings like Artex in the 1970s and 1980s. However, it was also in these periods that Artex was mixed with white asbestos to strengthen and harden it.
Artex asbestos is not considered a risk if left undisturbed. However, if disturbed, such as during redecoration, the dust released can pose a serious health risk. If your textured coating (Artex) does contain asbestos, we highly recommend it be removed safely by a professional with the appropriate knowledge. Contact us today for advice and a quotation.
Each Artex 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.
Several factors can affect the cost including the type of Artex, its age, the size of the area needing removal, as well as the depth of the Artex.
We aim to provide competitive quotations for your timeframe and budgetary requirements. Contact us today for a quote.
There are several common places within residential properties that may contain asbestos. Corrugated asbestos roofs, asbestos roof tiles and other asbestos containing domestic roofing materials are fairly common in properties built before 1999.
For more information see our interactive infographic showing the typical locations of asbestos.