Dealing with Asbestos - Advice if you have any concerns

Asbestos was widely used as a building material in the UK from the 1950s through to the mid-1980s. It was used for a variety of purposes and was ideal for fireproofing and insulation.

Any building built before 2000 (houses, factories, offices, schools, hospitals, etc.) can contain asbestos. Asbestos materials in good condition are safe unless asbestos fibres become airborne, which happens when materials are damaged.

Information about asbestos

We carry out surveys to identify the location and type of asbestos present in homes, and have a management plan to deal with it. Normally, we will not remove asbestos unless it is damaged, or liable to be damaged, or disturbed in the normal use of the property. This is in line with health and safety guidance to avoid the potential release of fibres.

If you are carrying out work in your home, or you are concerned about possible asbestos in your home, then you can contact us. We will be able to tell you where asbestos has been identified in your home or similar properties and any precautions you should take.

Our promises to you:

  • We will provide you with information on the problems of asbestos
  • We will offer you advice if you are concerned about asbestos
  • We will ensure that the health and safety of you and your family is our main priority at all times
  • We will ensure our staff are fully trained to deal with asbestos and that their knowledge is kept up-to-date with latest legislation
  • We will respond to all reports of suspected asbestos in our properties within:
    - Three working days where the suspected material is damaged
    - Four weeks where the suspected material is not damaged at all
  • We will take a sample to determine what course of action, if any is required
  • We will remove or repair any damaged asbestos materials found in our properties
  • Low risk asbestos may be removed by our own fully trained staff
  • We will keep a register of all asbestos found in our properties and make this available to interested parties with reasonable notice