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How to Test for Asbestos

In the domestic sphere there is no legal requirement to carry out an asbestos survey as there is in commercial or industrial. That does not mean that you won't come across this potentially harmful substance. There have been signs of improving standards within trades in recent years, but you still need to be aware. Asbestos [...]

2020-11-13T15:37:36+00:00August 5th, 2020|Asbestos, Asbestos Removal, Asbestos Services|

How to Remove Asbestos From your Home

Asbestos is still fairly common in homes around the UK, despite the substance being completely banned back in 1999. Whether you are responsible for the ownership of a home or control of a workplace, you have a duty of care under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 to carefully manage any asbestos that is found [...]

2020-11-13T15:46:10+00:00June 1st, 2020|Asbestos, Asbestos Removal, Asbestos Services|

Does a House Survey Check for Asbestos?

Not all house surveys check for asbestos, and if you are in the middle of buying or selling a house and you are worried about the presence of asbestos, now is a good time to think about your options. Asbestos testing services, such as the one that Artisan Environmental provides, allows you to sleep soundly, [...]

2020-11-13T15:44:43+00:00April 14th, 2020|Asbestos, Asbestos Services|

When to use a Licensed Contractor for Testing Asbestos in your Home

Asbestos is very dangerous to be in contact with. Since it was banned completely in the UK in 1999 it is no longer an issue within any new build homes or structures, but within a huge number of homes that were built prior to that date, asbestos is still a very real and present danger. [...]

2020-11-13T15:47:13+00:00January 13th, 2020|Asbestos, Asbestos Removal, Asbestos Services|

Is an Asbestos Survey Required when Buying a House?

When you are buying a home one of the questions that might come up is whether or not you should have an asbestos survey. We would advise that this is always a good idea, especially if you are buying a house that was built prior to the asbestos ban in 1999.   You should know [...]

2020-11-13T15:48:36+00:00January 13th, 2020|Asbestos, Asbestos Removal, Asbestos Services|

Assessing Fire Safety at Commercial Properties

If you own commercial properties or you are the person responsible for the day-to-day management of a building with commercial interests, one of the most important aspects of your responsibilities is to understand fire safety. Fire risk assessments are an integral part of managing any building, ensuring that all fire regulations are stuck to, alongside [...]

2020-11-13T15:57:44+00:00November 19th, 2019|Asbestos, Asbestos Services|

Asbestos Surveys When Buying a House

It is a very exciting time when you are going through the process of buying a new house. However, there are always plenty of stresses and challenges that have to be faced, and if you have received the information from the general study and see that there is asbestos present should you take out a [...]

2020-11-13T16:09:20+00:00November 19th, 2019|Asbestos, Asbestos Removal, Asbestos Services|

20 Years of Banned Asbestos

Asbestos is a dangerous substance. Asbestos has been the cause of one of the worst occupational epidemics that the UK has ever known, and still to this day we see numbers of around 4,500 relating to deaths linked to asbestos. This figure is astounding and comes at a time when asbestos has been banned completely [...]

2020-11-13T16:15:30+00:00November 19th, 2019|Asbestos, Asbestos Removal, Asbestos Services|

Aberdeen Sheltered Housing Asbestos Worries

A sheltered housing project in Aberdeen is at the centre of an asbestos worry as the housing manager fears that residents, staff, and visitors have been put at risk to repeated exposure to asbestos. Emma Davis told BBC Scotland News that she felt the need to speak out about dangers after a repair job at [...]

2020-11-13T16:20:35+00:00November 19th, 2019|Asbestos, Asbestos Removal, Asbestos Services|