Asbestos removal in bristol
Specialists in asbestos testing, removal and disposal
Over 25 years' experience
Welcome to A4 Asbestos
A4 Asbestos can help with any concern, query or inquiry you have about asbestos. We are leading specialists in asbestos sampling and asbestos removal. We work throughout the South West and have many satisfied customers.
There are millions of buildings in the UK that contain asbestos fibres which if disturbed or damaged and subsequently inhaled can lead to serious lung diseases. Asbestos has the potential to cause life-threatening conditions through prolonged exposure which is what makes it so dangerous. Without sample testing in an independent laboratory, it is impossible to determine whether asbestos is present.
If asbestos-containing material is damaged, fibres from the asbestos can be released into the atmosphere which makes it into the air-bourne risk that we’re afraid of. Asbestos materials do not pose a hazard providing they are not damaged. The problem with asbestos is that a lot of the materials containing it were created/used before 1980, meaning that several decades’ worth of degradation have occurred, making the risk of asbestos our generation’s problem.
Is asbestos dangerous?
Extended exposure is the true hazard when it comes to asbestos since the illnesses & conditions it can cause take years to develop. The problem is that asbestos os nearly undetectable without professional equipment & tests which the majority of the UK’s population doesn’t have access to. This, in turn, makes asbestos some into a silent threat, as it you won’t know or feel the damage that’s caused until it’s too late.
If you are considering refurbishment or demolition works to any property, a refurbishment and demolition survey is strongly recommended to identify whether asbestos is present, prior to works commencing. In the case of non-domestic buildings, this is a statutory requirement. If works are undertaken without a survey, asbestos fibres may be released unknowingly. Tradesmen working on a property may find suspicious materials and refuse to continue until the material has been sampled and analysed, thereby causing delay and additional cost. This can affect both residential & commercial properties as asbestos can affect a range of buildings due to its abundant use in the ’70s & ’80s.
Garage with asbestos cement roof and wall sheets
Artificial slates containing asbestos
Asbestos cement panels from a garden shed
Removal of an asbestos cement soil pipe
garage with asbestos cement roof and walls.
Around 30 years ago a landowner purchased a large amount of second hand asbestos cement roof sheets, when it was still legal to do so. He erected three buildings on his land and the remainder was left in a pile. Roll forward 30 years and the landowner is selling, his purchaser requires removal of the excess asbestos sheets. A4 Asbestos was engaged to carry out the removal. There are a round 30 tonnes of asbestos containing material stacked on timber pallets. We arranged delivery of three RoRo skips, each capable of holding up to 15 tonnes and used a JCB to carefully deposit the sheets in the skips.
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