Asbestos Removal UK

Operating as the principal contractor, or specialist sub-contractor, we provide cost-effective asbestos removal services for residential, commercial, and industrial properties across the UK.

Industry Leading Asbestos Removal Services Across The UK

Our licensed, trained, and certified teams can identify and remove any type of asbestos material with care and ease.

Are you concerned about the possible presence of asbestos? Or maybe you have identified asbestos within your home or property and require a professional contractor to manage its containment and removal. Inhaling asbestos fibres increases the risk of developing a fatal asbestos related illness or disease. If you think asbestos could be present in your property, don’t put yourself or others at risk by delaying an inspection or removal.

With over 30 years of knowledge and experience working with asbestos across the UK, Safe Strip UK provide a unique all in one asbestos removal solution, from initial surveys through to cost effective removal.

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Safety is at the core of our asbestos removal services

For over 30 years, Safe Strip UK has invested heavily in a range of memberships, accreditations, and high-level training which demonstrates our expert level of competence in one of the UK’s most regulated industries.

Due to the impact asbestos can have on your health, companies can be fined for the poor management or distribution of asbestos during building or refurbishment work. Safe Strip UK holds a full HSE license to undertake work with asbestos ensuring that all asbestos containing materials are dealt with through the correct and legitimate channels.

Our operatives are trained to the requirements of The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and work with all types of asbestos containing materials, always prioritising your health and safety.

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Construction Line Licence to undertake work with Asbestos
ACAD Licence to undertake work with Asbestos

Licensed Asbestos Removal

Licensed asbestos removal work is considered the highest risk category as it poses significant hazard, and risk to your health. Higher-risk asbestos removal work must only be carried out by a licensed and trained contractor in the UK due to the likelihood of the material giving off highly hazardous asbestos fibres. When working with higher risk Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM’s) it’s especially important that all work is correctly planned and completed to the Control of Asbestos Regulations.

Safe Strip UK are fully licensed by Health & Safety Executive (HSE) to carry out the removal of higher risk Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM’s), giving you peace of mind that our team have the required abilities and qualifications to complete your project safely.

Licensable work with Asbestos is where the risk assessment cannot clearly demonstrate that the concentration of asbestos will not exceed 0.1 asbestos fibres per cubic centimetre of air (0.1 f/cm3) (averaged over a four-hour period). This hazardous waste is deemed extremely dangerous and has relations to various ailments and health issues. When looking for an asbestos contractor to complete licensed asbestos removal, consider the following information.

Examples of licensable asbestos work and materials can be found below and legally require a licensed contractor. Any decision on whether a particular project is considered licensable or not, will need to be assessed and surveyed.

  • Removal of sprayed coatings (limpet asbestos)
  • Removal or other work which may disturb pipe lagging
  • Removal of any loose fill insulation
  • Removal of AIB (Asbestos Insulation Board)
  • Removing significant quantities of loose/fine debris that contain Asbestos dust
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Non-Licensed Asbestos Removal

Non licensed asbestos removal work is considered a lower risk to your health. Despite not needing a license for working with lower risk asbestos materials it still needs to be managed according to HSE Guidance, by trained professionals with the correct safety procedures, equipment, insurance, and experience. To be exempt from needing a licence the work must only be in a few places and of low intensity.

If you are unsure whether you need a licensed contractor, contact our team today for an Asbestos Survey to determine the concentration of asbestos in your property. Safe Strip UK has earned a reputation as a favoured contractor for many loyal clients by exceeding industry standards and leading the way in innovations for over 30 years.

To be considered low intensity the concentration of asbestos in the air must not exceed 0.6f/cm3 measured over 10 minutes. When searching for an asbestos contractor to work with non-licensed material, consider the below information.

Examples of non-licensed asbestos work and materials can be found below. These do not require a licensed contractor however need to be removed safely by trained operatives with the appropriate insurances and equipment.  Any decision on whether a particular project is considered licensable or not, will need to be assessed and surveyed.

  • Cleaning up small quantities of loose debris containing asbestos dust
  • Drilling of textures decorative coatings for installation of fittings
  • Encapsulation of asbestos containing materials that are in good condition
  • Maintenance or removal work on asbestos cement products, vinyl floor tiles, bitumen roof felt, shingles, damp-proofing coatings, plastic paint coatings, PCV floors, sealing compounds
  • Garage roofs, corrugated sheeting, textured coatings, floor coverings 
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Identifying asbestos in the most common locations

Whether you are a homeowner looking for your asbestos garage roof to be removed and re-roofed, or you are a commercial business looking for asbestos removal from a demolition site, we can provide safe and effective removal of asbestos, whatever the type or location.
Commercial Asbestos Removal
Finding asbestos in your business premises can put your company in a difficult situation. While the removal work can result in the closure of your building, we understand that timing is crucial. We undertake all asbestos removal work without causing damage or disruption and aim to have your business operating smoothly again as quick possible. We provide asbestos services to landlords, shop owners, councils, schools, universities, listed buildings and more.
Residential Asbestos Removal
Have you discovered asbestos in your home? If so, you could be putting yourself and family at risk by delaying its removal. We provide residential asbestos removal in the form of old baths, sinks and commodes with asbestos coatings, floor tiles, garage roofs, asbestos based insulation and boards, loose asbestos in wall cavities and ceilings and more. Hiring Safe Strip UK is the safest and easiest method of removing asbestos from your home.
Industrial Asbestos Removal
Asbestos can be found in any industrial building built or refurbished before the year 2000. Asbestos is found in many common materials used in the building trade such as sprayed coatings on ceilings, walls, beam and columns, asbestos cement water tanks, loose fill insulation, lagging on boilers and pipes, AIB ceiling tiles, AIB partition walls and many more. Safe Strip UK are committed to removing asbestos without causing any damage or disruption to your building.
Asbestos Roof Removal
At Safe Strip UK, we provide a complete Asbestos Roof Removal service and along with cost-effective recommendations for its replacement. Asbestos cement products like roofs are considered non-licensed works which means you don’t need to notify the HSE. However, an Asbestos Roof still needs to be dismantled and contained safely by a team of trained professionals to prevent fibre release, ground contamination and risk to health.
Asbestos Garage Roof Removal
If you suspect that your garage roof contains asbestos, the team and Safe Strip UK can first provide an Asbestos Survey to confirm its presence. If your garage roof looks worn or is damaged in some way, it’s essential that you don’t carry out any repairs yourself and hire an asbestos contractor immediately to ensure its safe removal from your property. In some cases, it may be better to encapsulate an asbestos garage roof rather than remove.
Asbestos Artex Ceiling Removal
Finding asbestos in your home or commercial property can be daunting. A lot of properties built before the year 2000 feature Artex ceilings, a textured finish with swirled or stippled patterns. If you are unsure whether your Artex ceiling contains asbestos, it’s essential to get an experienced asbestos contractor to carry out an asbestos survey. If asbestos is found to be present in your Artex ceiling, Safe Strip can provide a fast and efficient removal service.
Asbestos Shed Removal
Are you looking to replace or remove an old shed that had a roof made with asbestos? The team at Safe Strip UK have the experience and expertise to undertake any type of asbestos shed removal, from small sheds in residential gardens to large outbuilding or agriculture sheds. If the shed itself is in good condition, we can remove the asbestos sheeting and recommend an efficient and cost-effective replacement roof.
Asbestos In Schools
Many schools built before the year 2000 will contain some form of asbestos. If the asbestos containing materials are damaged or disturbed during renovations, repairs, or maintenance work, the asbestos fibres can pose serious risk to the health of staff, pupils, and other workers. If you have identified the presence of asbestos in your school, its essential that its managed correctly and safely by a certified team of trained operatives.
Loose Fill Asbestos Removal
Loose fill asbestos is probably the most dangerous asbestos containing material. If detected, loose fill asbestos material must be notified to the HSE and managed / removed only by a fully licensed HSE Asbestos Contractor. It’s extremely important that you do not attempt to work on or remove this type of asbestos as it can release large amounts of fibres into the air, causing a serious risk to your health.
Asbestos Fly Tip Clearance
Fly tip waste can cause huge disruption to your operations as well as putting employees, visitors, the public and the environment at risk. At Safe Strip UK, our rapid response division work with local authorities and private landowners across the UK to provide a fast and reliable asbestos fly tip clearance service. Operating 24 hours a day seven days a week, we aim to minimise disruption from all fly tip clearance work, operating at a time that best suits you.

Why Choose Safe Strip Uk?

By focusing on our clients requirements we are able to provide a first class service to ensure that clients comply with The Control Of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

Health & Safety

Safe Strip UK holds a full Health and Safety Executive (HSE) licence to undertake work with asbestos right across the UK. All asbestos is disposed of through the correct and legitimate channels, with all operatives trained beyond the requirements of The Control Of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

Private and Public Sector Experience

Our management team have over 30 years of experience working across both the private and public sectors. This gives us a greater understanding of all environments, which enables us to supply an efficient and cost effective solution for all.

Rapid Response Division

We offer a rapid response division which gives all our clients a 24/7 call out service. This gives peace & mind to our clients, knowing that in the event of an emergency we are on hand to make the situation as smooth & trouble free as possible.

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Asbestos Removal Case Studies

We undertake all types of asbestos related projects regardless of size including minor repair work to damaged ACM’s as well as major asbestos removal work where enclosures and controlled conditions are required.

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Hartlepool, UK
English Martyrs School and
Sixth Form College
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Whickham, Tyne & Wear
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Sports College

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Frequently Asked Questions

If have any further questions just get in touch and a member of our team will be happy to help.

Anyone can be at risk from asbestos exposure, however those working in the building industry are more commonly affected. Most victims who suffer from asbestos related diseases have worked in building trades including builders, carpenters, joiners, plumbers, electricians, demolition workers and more. Either they were exposed to asbestos fibres in their daily work with asbestos materials or work with asbestos was being carried out near them.

Asbestos was commonly used in buildings in places like: Insulation, Interior Wall Paint, Ceilings, Wood Stoves and Fireplaces, Window Putty, Garden Sheds and Garages, Drywall, Floor Tiles, Carpet Underlay, Water Heaters, Air Condition or Heating Ducts, Asbestos Cement Pipes, Boiler and Pipe Insulation.

Having established the presence of asbestos you will need to carry out a risk assessment and create an asbestos management plan in accordance with HSE guidelines which must determine whether the work to be carried out is licensed or non-licensable work. All licensable work must be notified to the appropriate enforcing authority depending on the nature of the premises and must be worked on by a fully licensed contractor with the appropriate training and protective equipment.

While removing Asbestos, the team at Safe Strip UK will ensure the asbestos related area is sealed off using polythene to create an airtight enclosure which contains the asbestos airborne fibres. Controlled wetting techniques are the then undertaking such as spraying, injection with needles or using a sealant to restrict the release of asbestos fibres.

The contaminated waste is then securely bagged and sealed in asbestos waste sacks, appropriately labelled, and safely transported to a specialist asbestos related disposal site.

Once the asbestos waste has been removed from the site, all surfaces in the sealed containment area are cleaned and vacuumed to remove any remaining debris. Once the work has been completed, the team at Safe Strip UK will arrange for a UKAS accredited laboratory to undertake inspection off the area, before dismantling of the enclosure.

Its important that you don’t touch the suspect area and if possible, secure the area to make sure no other person can encounter the material. Call our team immediately on 0191 5121 046 to arrange an inspection, especially if you’re planning any DIY or renovation work.

If you have already disturbed or damaged asbestos through decorating, it’s important that you don’t attempt to clean the area up yourself. Using a vacuum for example may cause more harm than good by causing the fibers to spread more rapidly. You should get everyone out of the area as soon as possible and close the door on that area or room. If someone was in close contact with the damaged material, you should remove your clothing, place it inside a bin liner and shower off as soon as possible.

Call our team as soon as possible and we will arrange for someone to assess the situation and advise on how to proceed.

It can be difficult to identify asbestos by visual analysis. If you suspect that a part of your home contains asbestos, a sample of the material must be sent to a certified asbestos testing lab. This should only be done by a certified asbestos specialist to ensure sampling is carried out safely.

Anyone that is responsible for the maintenance of premises has a duty to manage asbestos and protect anyone using the building from the risks associated with asbestos exposure. This means that the duty holder must find whether asbestos is present in the building, and if so, keep records of its condition, assess the risks and plan how to manage them.

If you are a building or business owner and have failed to protect employees against asbestos exposure, those employees may be able to make a claim against you.

Safe Strip UK proudly holds a full Health and Safety Executive (HSE) license to undertake work with asbestos in all parts of the UK. We dispose of asbestos safely and responsibly through the correct channels while all our operatives are highly skilled in handling asbestos contamination. Our team are trained beyond the requirements of The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. If you need help removing asbestos from your property without compromising your health, reach out to us today by calling 0191 5121 046.
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