Asbestos Removal Birmingham

Fully licensed Asbestos Removal Company for Commercial & Residential Properties in Birmingham

What is Asbestos?

Before 2000, asbestos was a building material. It was commonly mixed with cement and can be found in roofs made of corrugated cement.

Although asbestos was banned in the 20th century, it was used extensively in construction to build homes and businesses. These buildings are still in use today. Living or working in an asbestos-containing building is safe if the asbestos remains intact. Asbestos breaks down and releases fine fibres into our atmosphere. They can be inhaled, but they don’t dissolve in the body. Only licensed professionals are allowed to dispose of them.

Where Is Asbestos Found?

All types of residential and industrial buildings built before 2000 were affected by asbestos. You can find out if your space is asbestos-free by checking if it was constructed or renovated before 2000.

Asbestos can be found in many building materials inside and outside residential and industrial buildings. Here are some typical locations where asbestos might be found.

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What was the purpose of asbestos?

Until the mid-1980s, asbestos was used for building materials that were fireproof and fortified. It was banned in 1999.

  • Spray coating for walls, beams, ceilings and columns
  • In vinyl floor tiles
  • Lagging on pipes or boilers
  • An asbestos cement water tank
  • Textiles like fire blankets

Asbestos insulating Board (AIB) can be used behind fire doors, in partition walls, around boilers and in ceiling tiles. It also might be used around baths, behind a fire or in an airing cabinet.

  • As part of loose-fill insulation
  • In a toilet seat or cistern
  • In roofing felt
  • In AIB or asbestos cement soffits
  • Used as a rope seal, or gasket
  • Asbestos cement for the roof, gutters and downpipes
  • In asbestos cement panels
  • Use it as a textured coating for exterior decoration

If asbestos is suspected, you must inspect all the locations listed above.

How do you identify asbestos?

Asbestos can be found in many places and different materials. It can be hard to identify depending on where it is located. We’ve listed the most common locations you might find it and how to recognize it in each one.

Asbestos disposal

Asbestos must not be placed in household waste or recycled materials. Only licensed sites by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency can accept asbestos waste.

A contractor may be available to collect the asbestos from your home. You must be licensed to remove asbestos. For a list, ask the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland.

As long as you are not acting commercially, homeowners can arrange asbestos disposal at a licensed hazardous waste disposal facility. They must wrap the asbestos in 1000-gauge polythene and double bag it.

What Times Periods was Asbestos Installed?

Your house was built before 1975: That was the period when asbestos was used
everywhere in construction.

Your ceilings were installed before the 1980s: Harmful particles and fibres might have made a permanent home there, which is harmful to you and your family.

Your apartment or house is located in an older commercial building: In this case, the asbestos is mostly hidden and hard to locate.

Asbestos Removal Experts Birmingham

We offer asbestos removal, asbestos survey, surveys, sampling, and asbestos encapsulation services throughout Birmingham. We have performed many types of asbestos removals, including complex and complicated operations that required multiple methods. However, we also work with small housing projects. Our knowledge is extensive in this field, including expansive boiler rooms, low-level underground conduits, and small electric meter cupboard ceilings.

Asbestos Removal Birmingham is the asbestos removal company of choice for many commercial and public sector clients, local councils and housing associations. We value our private customers equally, and we are committed to removing asbestos from homes for the safety of their family members.

Licensed Asbestos Removal In Birmingham

Asbestos Removal Birmingham is a licensed asbestos removal company; we have offices based in Birmingham and surrounding areas. Call us today if you suspect that your property may have asbestos.

We are allowed to remove asbestos from any environment. The health and safety executive (HSE) has granted Asbestos Removal Birmingham a licence through interviews and random surprise site inspections to ensure we know the correct, safe removal or encapsulation of asbestos.

We adhere to all statutory regulations that prevent the spread and abuse of asbestos. Our removal follows strict Asbestos Legislation. This ensures that it is safe and meets the highest standards.

How do I identify asbestos?

Asbestos can be found in hundreds of products.

Asbestos appears loose, translucent, and almost fluffy in its raw form. It can be either grey-brown, grey-blue, or grey-brown. Asbestos clumps can separate into fibres or strings, microscopic asbestos fibres that can be easily dislodged.

The colour difference can distinguish three main types of asbestos.

Crocidolite asbestos, a light blueish-white colour, is composed of long and short fibres. It is the most dangerous type of asbestos. Brown amosite asbestos is more common in the US and is known to pose the most significant risk of developing cancer.

Chrysotile asbestos, which is white in colour, can be identified by its curly fibres arranged in layers when used in materials. This type of asbestos is used in many types of building materials.

Understanding the differences between friable and non-friable asbestos is essential when learning about asbestos. Non-friable asbestos is more stable and won’t break down when agitated. Reliable asbestos, on the other hand, is less solid and will break down if it is knocked down or under pressure.

Asbestos FAQs

Is asbestos dangerous?

Asbestos is only dangerous if you disturb it and it turns into a powder form that can crumble in your hand. When this happens, fibres are released into the air and if you inhale them, it can damage your lungs severely. If left alone, asbestos is not dangerous at all.

How do I remove asbestos?

Asbestos can be treated, cleaned and disposed of solely by asbestos removal professionals. If you try to remove it yourself and something goes wrong, it may lead to exposure to asbestos, which can cause multiple diseases related to asbestos.

How do I know if my house has asbestos?

Check vinyl floor tiles, glue, plaster and all the linoleum in your house for asbestos. Keep an eye out for tears, abrasions or water damage if you suspect that any part of your home has asbestos in it. If you discover any sort of damage, do not attempt to remove it yourself. Call for an inspection instead.

Why does my house have asbestos?

Your house may have asbestos if it was built before the 2000s, located in an old commercial building, if the glue used in the tiles is damaged or if there has been any kind of water damage.

How do I get a quote for asbestos removal?

We encourage you to call us at for more information about Asbestos Removal in Birmingham or the surrounding areas. You can also fill out our online enquiry form. Please provide sufficient information to allow us to respond to you.

I have been accidentally exposed to asbestos. What can I do?

It is important to immediately stop working, verify the identity or assume that it is asbestos, and conduct a risk assessment.

What law applies to asbestos removal in domestic buildings?

A residential property may be considered a statutory nuisance if it contains asbestos that has been damaged. This is contrary to the EPA 1990. Local authorities will investigate any complaints and serve an Abatement Notice if they believe that statutory nuisance exists.

I believe I might have asbestos in my house. What should I do?

If you plan to do any DIY, it is crucial that you don’t disturb the asbestos and call us immediately. This will allow us to inspect all areas that you are interested in before you cause any damage.

Is it possible to visually identify asbestos in a material?

Yes, asbestos can be visually identified in certain cases, but it much easier to recognise if the marterial has been broken.

Where did asbestos originate?

Asbestos, is a type of silicate mineral naturally occurring in metamorphic rocks. These rocks are found in soil and rocks all over the globe. Some countries still have large asbestos mines to remove the material from the ground, despite the potential health risks.

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