Asbestos Removal in London

Colchester Asbestos Services is a company which specialises in the complete removal and disposal of asbestos. Working across London, Colchester Asbestos Services provides a comprehensive service, including testing, surveys and asbestos encapsulation. We have all appropriate licenses and closely adhere to the safety standards to give you peace of mind that you don’t have to worry about the risks of asbestos to your health.

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If you’re looking for asbestos removal services in London, or you think that a building you reside in may need testing, then don’t hesitate to contact us. We have the experience and expertise in safely and quickly carrying out all manner of asbestos-related jobs.

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    Competitive and quick quotes, fast turnaround

    We know that you will want to sort out your asbestos issues as soon as possible and we can help. Here is what we can do:

    • Carry out a survey if needed to assess your asbestos problem – this can be done as soon as you need it
    • Provide a quote for removing your asbestos – if you have another quote that is better, we can match it
    • Remove and dispose of your asbestos safely and quickly

    All of our pricing is competitive and we can provide guide prices should you want to try to get an idea of costs before a quote.

    The right qualifications

    When choosing an asbestos removal company, there are a few things you should look out for. Some companies aren’t fully qualified or insured to remove or dispose of asbestos. They might end up doing a substandard job and endangering themselves and everyone else in the area in the process.

    If they can’t complete the whole job because their insurance won’t cover it, you might have to call a second contractor. Using multiple contractors is often more expensive and time-consuming than having one company do the whole job in one go.

    Make sure that you ask to see proof of training, which should have been issued by a UKATA or ARCA accredited training provider. If the company has no certification or is hesitant to show you, you should look elsewhere. Any fully qualified asbestos removal company will have no hesitation in showing you their documentation.

    What is asbestos?

    Asbestos is the name given to a group of six harmful minerals which were once commonly used in building and insulation.

    The minerals have useful properties for construction, as they are resistant to fire, electricity and corrosion. However, the extent of how harmful they could be to the human body wasn’t realised until the very end of the twentieth century.

    Since then, asbestos has been banned in the UK. However, locating the remaining asbestos which still exists in older buildings is a challenge many face all across the country, particularly in London. This is because it has the largest population in any city and a high number of old residential and commercial properties that contain asbestos.

    Find out what services we offer in London

    When it comes to removing asbestos, we are well-practised at performing the entire process from start to finish. Every asbestos-removal job is different, and it’s only through years of experience that we have gained the knowledge to be able to safely and effectively tackle every asbestos-related problem that we face. Whether you need help with a commercial site or a residential property, we have the experience to deal with your asbestos problem.

    Testing and Surveying

    As the health risks that have been outlined above indicate, asbestos can be airborne and completely unidentifiable until it’s too late.

    If you think or even have the slightest feeling that there may be asbestos in your premises or a building that you visit regularly, then it’s definitely worth getting it tested.

    We are experienced in identifying where asbestos is, and we will then use our expertise to decide what steps should be taken next.

    Because asbestos is harmful the moment it’s released into the atmosphere, steps must be taken to make sure that a plan is in place before the removal process even begins.

    Our surveys will make sure that the situation has been appropriately assess before we begin our work. We can then take care of whatever else needs to be done too quickly and safely rectify the situation.

    Removal and Encapsulation

    The most dangerous part of the process is actually removing the asbestos. This is something which should only be attempted by a trained and qualified professional as the risks are high.

    In some cases, removal of asbestos might not be your best option. If the asbestos is safely packed away and can’t be removed without causing significant damage to the building or surrounding area, then encapsulation may be the way to go.

    Encapsulating asbestos will ensure it remains in a harmless state, and you will have peace of mind knowing that it’s not damaging you or anyone else in the area.

    Working in London

    While we are based in Essex, we regularly travel all around the South East of England, including London, to carry out asbestos removal. We are always happy to come out and undertake surveys or simply provide quotes over the phone and find our prices are often incredibly competitive. We don’t have the same overheads or costs that London-based asbestos removal companies have. Recent jobs we have carried out in London have been in Peckham, Hackney and Limehouse. Regardless of where you are in London, get in touch and we will be able to help.

    Furthermore, we come appropriately dressed for our work, which means we wear personal protective equipment. In the current circumstances where everyone is rightly worried about their interactions, you can be assured that we can continue our work without any risk to you or your family.

    Frequently asked questions about London asbestos removal

    Many of the questions we get asked are more general, but below are some specific answers to questions around how we work in London and what we do in London.

    All areas! We really do work across the whole of London, so whether you are in Stratford or Hammersmith, get in touch. We will happily travel to you and given some of our jobs have been even further West, working anywhere inside or outside the M25 is not a problem.

    Absolutely. Asbestos surveys are a crucial part of what we do as they help to tell you what is needed. We will come to wherever you are based in London and can carry out an asbestos survey followed by recommendations for you need to do. If you would like us to come back to do the removal or encapsulation of your asbestos, then we will be able to do this too.

    No, we often find we are given work by clients in London because we are actually cheaper. We can’t say for sure why we cost less than asbestos removal companies in London, but it could be due to the fact that we are based in Essex and have lower overheads.