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Absolute Asbestos Solutions Ltd carry out asbestos testing in all types of buildings, taking samples from any area or material suspected to contain asbestos.

Having asbestos tested 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.


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How is Asbestos Tested?

Asbestos is tested by taking a sample of the suspect material, usually by dampening the area. 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 and, if necessary, labelled with an asbestos warning sticker. The samples are then tested by an independent UKAS Accredited laboratory and the results are usually available within 3 to 5 working days.


Is there any damaged caused to the area sampled?

There may be a small area of damage as it is necessary to take a piece of the material away. However, our employee will endeavor to take the sample from an inconspicuous area and cover it with something which is sympathetic to the surroundings, where 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 plus VAT. Please visit our asbestos testing cost page for more information.


An example of an asbestos testing report

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

Please allow 5 working days for the results (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.