Asbestos Removal

Should I approach a licensed contractor?

Asbestos removal can be a very stressful process, so  choosing the right contractor is of greatest importance and appointing a Licensed Asbestos Removal Contractor (LARS) comes with many benefits.

We are Blue A LTD,  a reliable asbestos removal contractor  known for our holistic approach to this process and impeccable reputation. We are fully licensed by the HSE,  therefore are able assist with all asbestos types, examples of which can be found below:

  • Spray Coating

  • Lagging Insulation

  • Asbestos Cement and Asbestos Insulation Board (Corrugated Sheets, Garages, Barns, Soffits, Down-Pipes & Soil-Stacks, Cladding, Fire-Doors, Bath-Panels etc)

  • Textured Coatings (Artex)

  • Asbestos Textiles (Rope Seals, Gaskets, Fire-Blankets etc)

  • Composite Products (Floor Tiles, Toilet Cisterns, Window Sills etc)

  • Bitumen Products (Roof-Felt, Sink Pads, DPC's etc)

  • Drilling holes in Asbestos Containing Materials

Our service also includes the necessary work connected with asbestos disposal.  More details can be found on our asbestos waste disposal page. Years of experience within the industry  have allowed us to face every asbestos-related challenge.  Not sure if there is asbestos within your property? Have it tested first! Our highly trained office staff are always there to answer any questions you may have, so please do not hesitate to contact us  for a free advice.

What it means to be a Licensed Asbestos Removal Contractor

Whilst all asbestos removals require relevantly trained and insured asbestos contractors, some can simply be carried out by a non-licensed asbestos removal contractor. These works, however,  are limited to products which are presumed to create low exposure during the removal (providing that the removal method is safe and the right equipment is used on-site). Licensed asbestos removal works will require a professional contractor, fully licensed by a government body known as the HSE (Health and Safety Executive).  Main advantages of using a licensed contractor such as Blue A LTD are as follows:

  • We can undertake works with any asbestos type

  • All our staff attend professional Operative, Supervisor or Manager training with the relevant industry-accredited certificates issued upon completion. Our knowledge of the industry is of the highest level due to constant improvement, additional training and further education to meet  and exceed the required industry standards: https://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/licensing/standards.htm

  • We own all of our professional equipment, often worth thousands of pounds. This enables us to work with all types of asbestos without the need of hiring. Our equipment is carefully maintained, checked and certified every 6 months.

  • Hazardous waste produced on our sites is always disposed of at a licensed landfill and certified.

  • Our works are regularly monitored and reviewed on weekly basis either by Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA), HSE or other professional bodies as well as our internal auditors. This way we ensure our removal methods are safe not only for our staff but also for our clients and the quality of work we provide is of top standards.

On top of that, we are proud members of many industry-based associations, such as ARCA, CHAS and ConstructionLine. You can rest assured that even smallest of projects are carried out to the highest standard.

Asbestos Removal Cost

15 sqm Garage cement roof only £680 + VAT
15 sqm Whole asbestos garage removal £1700 + VAT
15 sqm Cement garage ceiling £780 + VAT
15 sqm AIB (insulation board) garage ceiling £2400 + VAT
15 sqm Cement soffits £700 + VAT
15 sqm AIB soffits £2400 + VAT
10 sqm Textured coating ceiling £960 + VAT
50 sqm Textured coating ceiling £3700 + VAT

These are our average removal cost examples  (prices include waste disposal).

Please be advised that these prices serve only as a guide. They are subject to VAT as well as any additional costs incurred, such as distance, access requirements, any additional works required etc. Please contact us for an accurate quote.

General categories of Blue A removal method and asbestos products

Fully controlled conditions Typical Licensed Job

Enhanced controlled conditions
Works with expected disturbance/braking to asbestos material
Semi controlled conditions
Spray Coating
Lagging Insulation
Asbestos Insulation Board (AIB)
Asbestos Cement (indoors ceiling/braking)
Textured Coatings / Artex
Bitumen Adhesive (grinding method)
Asbestos Cement (Corrugated Sheets, Garages, Barns, Soffits, Down-Pipes & Soil-Stacks, Cladding, Fire-Doors, Bath-Panels etc)
Bitumen Products (Roof-Felt, Sink Pads, etc)
Drilling holes in Asbestos Containing Materials

 


 

Fully controlled conditions
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Semi controlled conditions
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This chart explains how much work is involved within typical asbestos removal works.
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Documentation and arrangements
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Plan of Work, Risk Assessment, Method Statement
14 days
If applicable
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Notification to HSE prior to work start (ASB5 form)
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Preparation and erecting of enclosure
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Decontamination unit set-up (5-meter trailer)
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Pre-cleaning of area
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Building an enclosure
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Protecting all surfaces from contamination
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Setting up Negative Pressure Units
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Wetting Asbestos Containing Material
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Safe removal without exceeding certain exposure levels
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Personal exposure monitoring carried out by an independent UKAS accredited laboratory (20% of jobs)
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Environmental cleaning
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Vacuuming all surfaces using type H industrial vacuum
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Wiping all surfaces inside the enclosure
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Not required
Site inspection performed by an independent UKAS accredited laboratory.
This is a legal requirement for all licensed asbestos removal works.
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Checking overall enclosure and work set-up and a visual inspection inside enclosure
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Air test inside enclosure
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Decontamination unit - dirty end air test
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Final checks after removal of enclosure
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Asbestos waste disposal
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Double wrapping of all asbestos waste
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Producing Environment Agency consignment note as traceable proof of safe disposal of hazardous waste
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