Looking for a reliable asbestos testing company?
We are a highly experienced asbestos testing company providing a comprehensive and specialist asbestos testing service throughout the North West including Manchester, Liverpool, Warrington and Cheshire. With a minimum of 10 years’ working within the asbestos surveying industry, all our IBW surveyors have a wealth of experience and knowledge in this area ensuring owners, landlords, employees and customers remain safe in their working and social environment.
Our efficient and precise asbestos testing service will analyse any materials potentially containing asbestos and have the results reported back to you as soon as possible.
In addition to asbestos testing we offer full asbestos management including asbestos surveys and removal - each asbestos survey, is carried out in accordance with HSG264 The Survey Guide.
Asbestos was finally completely banned from use in the UK in Nov 1999 five years ahead of the European deadline. Even though the use of Asbestos was diminished running up to 1999 it is sensible to err on the side of caution regarding all properties built or extended/refurbished up to 1999 so if you are unsure as to whether a material contains asbestos contact us.
Asbestos testing – the process.
While there are many misleading preconceptions as to what contains asbestos and what doesn’t – not every fluffy grey material which has been used for loft or hot water tank insulation is highly dangerous – if there is asbestos present it is far better for it to be handled and tested by an expert asbestos testing company.
Whether samples can be easily taken or not contacting an asbestos testing company such as IBW, who also offer removal facilities is by far the safest and easiest method of dealing with asbestos. We are well equipped and have extensive experience of working with asbestos with specialised tools and methods.
The Control of Asbestos regulations act requires the duty holder to identify the location and condition of asbestos containing materials and to create a written asbestos management plan to ensure any potential risks are suitably managed. So if you believe that asbestos might be present in a building for which you have responsibility, stay safe and get us involved at the earliest opportunity.
Asbestos may be part of any commercial or domestic building which was built or refurbished before the year 1999. An asbestos testing company, such as ourselves, can quickly identify the likelihood of asbestos being found - typically in any of the following:
- Asbestos cement products (pipes, flues, roofs etc)
- Loose asbestos in ceiling and wall cavities
- Lagging (on pipes and boilers etc)
- Water tanks and toilet cisterns
- Textiles and composites
- Sprayed coatings on ceilings, walls and beams / columns.
- Textured decorative coatings (commonly referred to as Artex)
- Floor tiles.
- Asbestos insulating board (AIB – which closely resembles typical plasterboard)
Don't leave things to chance. Contact us for a free consultation today on 0800 644 6588