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Asbestos Artex Removal

Asbestos Artex Removal

An example of Artex containing asbestos, used as a textured wall coating

We provide a full range of professional Asbestos Artex Removal services and removal and textured coatings.

Any asbestos Artex removal over 1m2 should be carried out by a licensed asbestos contractor in accordance to the Health and Safety Executive’s guidelines a28. This is to ensure that correct Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS) are completed and that the asbestos Artex removal takes place under semi-controlled conditions.

 

Artex applied prior to 2000 may contain asbestos

One of the key uses for asbestos was in textured coatings, like Artex, were used to create decorative textured finishes on home ceilings and walls, and occasionally in commercial properties such as offices. It was particularly popular in the 1970s and 1980s but is still found in properties constructed up to 2000.

Artex was manufactured using asbestos to strengthen the mix and add some additional properties to the coating. Although textured wall coatings are less popular today, older ceilings may still contain white asbestos fibres which are potentially hazardous to health. It is therefore very important that homeowners check to ensure that the Artex on their ceilings does not contain the product before they attempt to remove or scrape it.

The common form of asbestos found in Artex is Chrysotile, although the Artex may have been applied to a more hazardous material such as asbestos insulting board. Therefore, it’s important that the entire area is sampled.

You should always be presume that a ceiling contains asbestos if you are unsure or you can get a free quote find out how much we charge for asbestos sampling and testing. Find out more about buying a house with asbestos ceilings.

 

How do I tell if wall coatings at my property contain asbestos?

The only way to know for certain if a textured wall coating contains asbestos is to arrange for an asbestos sample to be taken and tested by a laboratory. We recommend that two samples are taken, as occasionally the product wasn’t mixed thoroughly before being applied, and the spread of asbestos can be irregular.

Safe, professional Asbestos Artex Removal

Asbestos Artex removal is covered by the The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and we safely remove asbestos containing Artex ceilings from any type of property.

Removing Artex can create a lot of dust and debris which in turn may contain asbestos fibres. Asbestos fibres are not visible to the naked eye but can be damaging to human health if inhaled or ingested.

We ensure that the area is correctly protected with polythene sheeting (such as windows, cupboard, sink, floor, wall) and all dust residue is removed. A full asbestos enclosure can be provided if required and asbestos Artex removal always takes place under semi-controlled conditions.

Where required an airlock may be installed to keep customers and staff safe from exposure. Background air-testing for reassurance and reoccupation can also be provided on request.

 

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