Asbestos removal advice for residential properties
We advise homeowners to seek professional advice if you suspect that you may have material which may contain asbestos inside or outside your home. If the containing material is in good condition and unlikely to get damaged, it is often best to leave it where it is. Slightly damaged materials that contain asbestos can sometimes be repaired by sealing or enclosing them. The use of licenced and trained professionals is recommended if there is a requirement to repair or remove materials that contain asbestos.
Materials such as sprayed asbestos coatings, asbestos lagging / insulation or asbestos insulating board, should only be removed by a contractor licensed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). Bonded asbestos products, including floor tiles, roof tiles and cement sheets, or flues and gutters present less of a risk but must be handled with care.