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I can't begin to describe how delighted I have been with BCA Contracts. From the outset, communication was excellent and customer service was at the forefront of everything that they did. I cannot thank Ryan and Chris enough for everything that they did; they certainly alleviated a lot of the stress of having asbestos in our home. Thank you for everything that you did for us. It was very much appreciated.
Asbestos Textured Coating - What Does It Contain?
You will often hear tradespeople state confidently that there is nothing much in textured coatings. While its true to say that most Textured Coatings contain between 3-5% Chrysotile Asbestos Fibres there can be much higher asbestos content in older hand mixed applications. Officially according to the HSE Asbestos was used in textured coatings up to 1984 but old stock may have been used for several more years.
In Our Experience
Textured coatings do typically contain 3-5% Chrysotile Asbestos. Although fairly uncommon we have identified hand mixed varieties with much higher concentrations of fibres including Amosite and Crocidolite. It is also worth noting that some asbestos paper linings have the appearance of Artex or can be mistaken for wood chip.
We strongly recommend that any material likely to contain asbestos is sampled by a competent person via a UKAS accredited laboratory in any building constructed before the year 2000. See our Asbestos Testing page for costs and further information.
Examples of Asbestos Textured Coatings (Artex & Popcorn Ceiling and Walls)
Asbestos Artex on walls of house.
Asbestos Artex Ceiling
Asbestos Decorative Textured Coating Ceiling
Asbestos Artex on walls of house.
Why Use An Expert?
Large scale removal of Asbestos Decorative Textured Coatings ie anything over 1.00 sqm is notifiable to the Health and Safety Executive via form ASB1. In addition all personnel involved in the removal process will require full training and an Asbestos Medical to comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
Most tradespeople will not have this in place and will certainly not carry full insurance for Non Licensed Asbestos Removal Works.
As a professional and experienced Asbestos Removal company we are both fully trained and insured to work with Asbestos Decorative Textured Coatings (Artex and Popcorn ceiling and walls).
We can provide you with a complete service including Testing each ceiling or wall for asbestos content. Providing fixed costs and budget costs for Asbestos Artex Removal and provide reinstatement costs if needed including re-boarding and skimming via our construction partners.
We will arrange and manage the whole process. Notifying the HSE before safely removing and disposing of the Asbestos Artex. Liaising with plasterers and other trades to replace or refinish ceilings and walls.
"If steaming or gelling methods are used other than in preparation for maintenance such as fitting smoke alarms or light fittings then the work will be notifiable non-licensed work (NNLW)" HSE
For your peace of mind and safety all work is completed with strict adherence to the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and associated Health and Safety Executive guidance HSG247 and HSG210. A full and complete Hazardous Waste Consignment Note is provided on completion along with a copy of the notification for your records.
Thinking of just have the ceilings skimmed? Call Us First On 01384 505758.