Asbestos Artex Removal London
Asbestos Removal UK cover the entire London and greater London area with regards to all Asbestos Artex Removal work, whether it's a Artex Ceiling or Artex Walls, we will remove and dispose of your asbestos artex and all asbestos properly and legally.
We specialise in the removal of asbestos-containing Artex at homes, commercial properties and industrial premises across the Greater London area. If you’re worried about asbestos Artex in your property, we can carry out surveys and analysis to establish whether asbestos is present and how it can be safely removed.
Asbestos Artex Removal
Artex is a coating that has been commonly applied to ceilings and walls in houses across the UK – it was especially popular in houses build or decorated through the 1970s and 1980s. Unfortunately, Artex and other similar coatings that were applied before 1999 often contained white asbestos in order to strengthen them.
If you need asbestos artex removal company in London quickly and professionally whether it;s a asbestos artex ceiling, asbestos artex walls, or other types of asbestos then look no further Asbestos Removals London UK, we are the Asbestos Removal Specialist in all of London and Greater London and will remove your asbestos artex professionally and legally.
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Asbestos Removals London UK is specialist company with years of experience safely removing asbestos-containing Artex from industrial premises, commercial properties and private homes. We cover the entire London and Greater London area, but we also undertake projects further afield.
If you are concerned that your property may contain asbestos, we can carry out a survey and present you with a safe and practical action plan. We can also remove all forms of asbestos Artex, including floors and walls, and dispose of them in accordance with all legislative and public health statutes.
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What Is Asbestos Artex?
Artex is a surface coating commonly used on walls and ceilings that creates a textured effect when it is painted. It was used extensively through the United Kingdom during the 1970’s and 80’s. At the time the harmful properties of asbestos were not widely understood and the substance was added to Artex in order to strengthen it. This practice continued until 1999.
Is Asbestos Artex Dangerous?
Yes and no. When asbestos fibres are inhaled they can lead to lung cancer and other chronic respiratory illness. However, fibres are usually only released when the Artex is damaged. Typically this occurs when the Artex is being removed, either for practical or cosmetic purposes. As long as the removers are trained professionals there is minimal risk, but if untrained tradespeople or homeowners attempt to remove asbestos-containing Artex they place their health in serious jeopardy.
Does My Property Contain Asbestos Artex?
Firstly, was the property built prior to 2003? Secondly, are your walls or ceilings covered with Artex? Just because they are textured doesn’t mean they’re Artex. Plaster can be painted with a textured coating to give a similar impression. Check any cracks or paint flakes for indications of a plaster base. However, if the property was built before 2003 and there are indications of Artex it’s possible it could contain asbestos.
Under these circumstances it is always prudent to get an expert assessment. Tests are quick and easy, and often come back negative. Under no circumstances should you attempt to remove the Artex yourself, as any dust that results could contain harmful amounts of fibres. Similarly, Artex should never be burned, as this also releases fibres into the air.
How Is Artex Removed?
Broadly speaking there are two methods. Either a chemical gel can be used to dissolve the Artex, which is then disposed of, or the ceiling can be stripped all the way back to the joists. It depends on the individual circumstances of the job as to which method is safest, most practical and most cost-effective. Our team of experts take all factors into account when it comes to determining how best to remove asbestos Artex.
Asbestos use had been banned since 1999, but it is still present in millions of homes across the UK. It is legal to sell a property containing asbestos, but if the vendor is aware of it they have a legal obligation to disclose this information to potential buyers.
Not every house built before 2003 that contains Artex will also contain asbestos, but a significant proportion do. Why take the risk? Contact Asbestos Removals London UK and let our team of friendly and dedicated professionals put your mind at ease. Whether it’s large-scale commercial premises or a one-bedroom flat, we have the experience and technical know-how to remove all traces of asbestos. Call us today on 02080880271 for a free consultation!
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