Asbestos can be extremely dangerous to the health of your building’s occupants. Ensure you’re compliant with health and safety standards by getting all hazardous materials removed from the property.

Asbestos is the single biggest cause of death from work-related diseases. On average, about 170 people die each year from asbestos-related diseases. Breathing in airborne asbestos fibres is a serious risk to your health – once the fibres are breathed in, they lodge in the lungs and may cause lung cancer or mesothelioma. Asbestos essentials have released guidance for managing and removing asbestos in the workplace.
Asbestos can be extremely dangerous to your and your family’s health. Ensure you meet health and safety standards by getting all hazardous asbestos removed from your property.

Breathing in airborne asbestos fibres is a serious risk to your health – once the fibres are breathed in, they lodge in the lungs and may cause lung cancer or mesothelioma. Asbestos Essentials are highly skilled in removing asbestos from residential properties.
Under no circumstances should you attempt to remove the asbestos yourself. Although it’s not illegal, it’s not a simple DIY job. It is, however, against the law to remove asbestos and then bury or burn the material. Harmful fibres will be released into the environment, which will not only cause harm to yourself, but others in your neighbourhood.

Asbestos should be removed by hiring a trained specialist with the appropriate clothing and use of professional equipment. While it may be costly to complete the project, it’s well worth it to maintain your health and safety.

Asbestos Essentials have over fifty years of residential asbestos removal experience, ensuring all work is completed to the very highest standard. Our highly trained team are licensed to work with and safely remove asbestos and asbestos-containing materials.


Asbestos Essentials are fully licensed by the HSE for all types of asbestos removal. We have one of the most experienced asbestos removal teams and we are insured and certified to the highest level.

We know that asbestos removal can be costly but if done correctly with the right project manager we can keep your asbestos removal cost affordable.


What we do for you:
Qualified asbestos site evaluations

We can carry out an asbestos survey and site evaluation. Our qualified asbestos inspectors can identify potential asbestos risks within your home.


Safe asbestos removals

Our team of asbestos professionals have the experience, industry recognition and practical background to handle asbestos removal projects of any size.


Certified disposals

After safely removing the asbestos waste, the waste is disposed of quickly at approved local authority refuse sites.

We are experienced in working across all types of commercial and industrial settings providing consultancy, project management and decontamination services. We are committed to working in partnership with other contractors, government departments and other industry professional’s to provide the best solution for your project.

– Quick and complete removal of all asbestos-laden materials
– Years of expertise in the asbestos abatement industry
– Complete certification to handle any and all commercial asbestos removal situations
Safety and Protection of the Environment are our main priority and we will not compromise on these standards, our Management Team, Site Supervisors and Site Operatives are fully trained and competent to undertake all types of asbestos removal and maintenance in a safe working environment, this will ensure that there is a minimum of disruption to your business.

Further, we insist on managing all of our projects to industry best practice levels maintaining a level of professionalism our clients have come to expect. Rigorous and detailed site audits are undertaken, on a regular basis, to ensure our quality control procedures are maintained and exceeded. We welcome any client audits to be undertaken on any of their projects.​

When we undertake work for you, you will be allocated a dedicated Contract Manager who will ensure effective communication with all involved parties to minimise the impact on your business and do it safely and on time.
The quantity of the asbestos present will have an impact on the price of removal. A rough estimate can be achieved by hiring a member of our team to inspect the property for you.

Firstly, a surveyor will visit your home and carry out the necessary checks in the garage to find out if there is asbestos present. They will also determine the quantity and severity of the risk.

Once this has been completed, it will be decided as to whether the asbestos needs to be removed. The removal will be more expensive than the identification, but this is essential to ensure the safety of your family. With the danger eliminated, you’ll no longer need to worry about the wellbeing of those in your household. As an added bonus, asbestos removal could also increase the value of your home.

There are certain aspects which will have an impact on the overall price of the project, including the location, scale and the equipment needed. As a rough figure, small sections will cost approximately £1000 or less, whereas asbestos garage removal tends to be in the region of £2000. While the initial thought of the cost may seem expensive, it’s essentially a lifetime investment that’s a necessity for your long-term health.
An asbestos survey is a legally required assessment of any residential, commercial or industrial building constructed prior to 2000 to determine the presence and type of asbestos containing materials (ACMs).

If you are planning any type of building works or a major renovation | demolition – either ONE of TWO different types of asbestos survey will need to be carried out, under the Control of Asbestos Regulations, 2012 (CAR 2012).

An asbestos survey is also intended to outline any remedial action needed, such as:

• Complete asbestos removal – or –
• Secured in place under a detailed Asbestos Management Plan
Asbestos Surveys can cost anywhere from £50 – £1000+ VAT depending on the type of asbestos survey required + the scope of the survey. Residential asbestos surveys will generally cost less depending on whether you require an asbestos management survey, asbestos refurbishment survey, an asbestos testing & removal survey or a demolition survey.

Commercial property surveys will typically cost more. We ask that clients contact us to discuss their requirements so we can provide a more accurate quote over the phone or over e-mail / in person.
An asbestos management survey is typically a survey that involves assessing a property, composition and inclusion of asbestos related materials including floor tiles, ceilings, roofing, walls and other structural areas.

An asbestos report will be produced giving insights into potential risk, known asbestos inclusion and a removal assessment – these are and can be included in property purchase surveys.

We’ll identify all instances of asbestos (as is) as well as asbestos-containing materials.
There are TWO types of asbestos survey.

Management Survey – a standard inspection that covers all accessible parts of a commercial and industrial property under Regulation 4 “Duty to Manage”, Control of Asbestos Regulations, 2012 (CAR 2012).
A non-intrusive, visual inspection with sample analysis is carried out if there is:
• Insufficient evidence to confirm that materials present are asbestos free – or –
• Presence of asbestos is strongly presumed.
A commercial duty-holder is permitted to carry out a Management Survey while a building is normally occupied.

Refurbishment and Demolition Asbestos Survey – undertaken before a property is due for major structural renovation or demolition.
This survey type is classified as highly intrusive and should only be carried out when a property is vacant.
The fabric of the building will be disturbed with accompanying damage as a result of robust inspection to gain access to interior spaces, including:
• Holes drilled into walls ceilings or floor
• Walls completely removed
Also applies to small refurbishments involving structural or layout changes such as, removal of partitions and walls.
ACMS are Asbestos Containing Materials. Properties built before 2000 may still contain asbestos fibres used in building products produced as low cost insulation, fire retardant and material strengthener.

Typical interior examples include:
Asbestos Insulation Board (AIB)
Suspended ceiling tiles
Artex ceilings and walls
Sprayed coatings
Bonded floor tiles

Typical exterior examples include:
Corrugated garage roofs
Cement roofing shingles
Fascias, soffits, pipes
Toggle ContentUnder the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, Regulation 24 requires, “raw asbestos and asbestos waste to be properly packaged, labelled, stored and transported”.

When a significant quantity of asbestos is uncovered and formally identified it is essential to ensure a licensed asbestos removal company must carry out a safe, protected and controlled removal.

Alternatively, asbestos identified as in good condition, may be safely left in place by a process known as encapsulation. Asbestos materials are treated with a flexible sealant to form a protective outer layer, which prevents any asbestos fibre particles from escaping into the surrounding environment.
If your home was built before the year 2000 and you have a garage, you must take extra precaution. Typically, the materials used to build your garage would have been a mixture of 85% cement and 15% asbestos. Asbestos is typically discovered in the roofing.

What type of asbestos is in my garage?

Chrysotile (white asbestos) was generally used to build houses and garages. It’s typically identified by a grey/white complexion and has a robust yet flexible composition. If you happen to spot these signs, it would be advised to hire a professional to pay a visit to your property for testing and possible removal of the asbestos.
As mentioned, asbestos doesn’t need to be removed until the material starts to crack, flake or break apart. The asbestos and cement mix is designed to be solid and durable, so you shouldn’t need to worry about it decaying to a dangerous degree.

There are many homes around the UK that contain asbestos with a very low-risk factor, so there’s no need to rip down the entire structure. Before hiring a professional to remove the asbestos, it may be more cost-effective to leave it be until you notice any minor changes.

If your asbestos is in good condition, it poses very little risk and doesn’t need to be removed immediately. Remember, you only need to think about removal costs if you think dust is being released into the air. If asbestos is located in more hazardous areas, it should be removed without question.

We have fully licensed asbestos contractors with many accreditations. We can provide a holistic project solution for big home projects. Giving our clients complete peace of mind for residential asbestos removal.

Here at Asbestos Essentials, we service the following industries:
  • Construction
  • Public service
  • Schools, Colleges and Universities
  • Offices
  • Factories
  • Warehouses
  • Councils & Local Authorities
  • Health care and clinical
  • Commercial Buildings

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