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Asbestos Testing

Asbestos testing is the only way to know for certain if a material contains hazardous asbestos fibres

Absolute Asbestos Solutions Ltd carry out asbestos testing in all types of buildings, taking samples from any area or material suspected to contain asbestos. Asbestos testing is in the only way of knowing for certain if a material contains hazardous fibres. It is particularly useful at identifying hazardous asbestos minerals, including those found in asbestos insulating board, asbestos thermal coatings and asbestos cement products.


How are asbestos samples taken?

Asbestos is sampled by damping the area in question before it is touched or disturbed. The person taking the sample will then remove a small section of the suspected asbestos containing material which is then placed into a polythene bag and then into a second. The area where the sample has been removed will be covered by sealant or strong tape. The samples are then tested by an independent UKAS accredited laboratory.


Is there any damaged caused to the area tested?

Yes, there will be damage caused. However, our employee will endeavour to take the sample from an inconspicuous area and cover it with something which is sympathetic to the surroundings if possible.


How much does asbestos testing cost?

If you need asbestos testing carried out through the process of asbestos testing to identify any ACM, we can help. Prices start from £50.00 plus VAT (including call-out). Each additional sample taken at the time of the visit is just £15.00+vat.


How long does it take to get the results of an asbestos test?

The results are usually available within 5 working days, although they are often available sooner.


How to I book an asbestos test?

To make a booking, please call us on 01206 23 33 53 to arrange an appointment, or contact us. We accept all major credit/debit cards.