We offer a complete, asbestos
removal service.

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Asbestos Removal

Muck Away

Soil Testing

Asbestos Removal Bristol & Bath

Asbestos removal forms part of many demolition and excavation projects. The majority of buildings constructed before the 1990s contain some sort of asbestos, and it’s found everywhere from soil, gutters to vinyl floor tiles.

However, locating it, removing it, and safely disposing of it needn’t be the nightmare that people fear it is. At Pennys Group, we offer a complete asbestos removal service for all non-licensed asbestos.

We’ve been carrying out asbestos removal for decades, in all types of buildings, and can undertake the whole process from survey to legal disposal.

Demolition & Major Refurbishment Survey

Before any demolition work can start, an asbestos survey needs to be carried out. We undertake the “Demolition/Major Refurbishment” survey, formerly known as the “Type 3” survey.

This survey is described as “intrusive”, meaning that extensive sampling takes place, and it gives the most thorough picture of what asbestos containing materials are present.

Once the asbestos material is located and identified, it can then be removed and safely disposed of, in accordance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations.

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Asbestos Removal & Disposal

We will arrange and manage the removal of any non-licensed or non-notifiable asbestos from your site. If necessary, we will employ and manage 3rd party licensed contractors to remove any notifiable licensed asbestos.

Our team includes a BOHS P402 asbestos surveyor and our asbestos operatives are Category B trained to remove non-licensed asbestos.

Certain conditions need to be met for transporting asbestos containing materials, and it can be disposed of only in certain permitted waste sites.

Hand the whole asbestos removal part of your project over to us, and we’ll make sure it is carried out safely and in accordance with the regulations.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the Difference between Licensed and Non-Licensed Asbestos?

Depending on what type of asbestos your project contains we carry out surveys that can determine what type of asbestos you have so that the appropriate measures and actions can be applied. 

There are two types of asbestos works.

Non-Licensed Asbestos

Non-licensed asbestos removal is work where there’s low exposure to asbestos.

At Pennys Group we undertake all non-licensed asbestos works for you and can dispose of non-licensed ACMs safely.

Examples of Non-Licensed Asbestos
  • Asbestos cement products (e.g. on roof sheeting, tiles and rainwater goods)
  • Asbestos in ropes, yarns and woven cloth
  • Asbestos gaskets or asbestos rope cords (including removal as part of repair and upkeep of equipment) if this can be done without substantial breakage
  • Asbestos-containing thermoplastic and vinyl floor tiles, bitumen roof felt, shingles, damp-proofing coatings, and mastics
  • Asbestos-containing felt and paper
  • Plastic paint coatings, PVC floors, panels and sealing compounds
  • Asbestos-containing conveyor belts/drive belts, bonded rubber, electric cables
  • Resin-based ACMs such as friction products (eg brake linings)
  • Painting/repainting AIB that is in good condition

Licensed Asbestos

Most higher-risk work with asbestos must only be done by a licensed contractor. If we discover that there’s licensed asbestos on our sites we will employ a 3rd party licensed contractor to undertake the licensed works.

Examples of Licensed Asbestos and Work
  • Removing sprayed coatings (limpet asbestos)
  • Removal or other work which may disturb pipe lagging
  • Any work involving loose fill insulation
  • Work on asbestos millboard
  • Cleaning up significant quantities of loose/fine debris containing ACM dust (where the work is not sporadic and of low intensity, the control limit will be exceeded or it is not short duration work)
  • Work on AIB, where the risk assessment indicates that it will not be of short duration
  • Where worker exposure to asbestos is not sporadic and of low intensity; or where the risk assessment cannot clearly demonstrate that the control limit will not be exceeded i.e. 0.1 asbestos fibres per cubic centimetre of air (0.1 f/cm3) (averaged over a four hour period); or
  • On asbestos coating; or on asbestos insulation or asbestos insulating board where the risk assessment demonstrates that the work is not short duration work, eg when work with these materials will take no more than two hours in any seven day period, and no one person works for more than one hour in that two hour period.
What Asbestos Removal Does Pennys Group Cover?

All our staff are trained to deal with all non-licensed asbestos from outside the home or in derelict zones such as abandoned buildings.

If necessary, we will employ and manage 3rd party licensed contractors to remove any notifiable licensed asbestos alongside our works as licensed asbestos removal is different to non-licensed removal.

Pennys Group are able to:

  • Clean up small quantities of loose/fine debris containing ACM (Asbestos Containing Materials) dust
  • Carefully remove and dispose of non-licensed ACM products
  • Examples of Non-Licensed Asbestos
  • Asbestos cement products (eg on roof sheeting, tiles and rainwater goods)
  • Asbestos in ropes, yarns and woven cloth
  • Asbestos gaskets or asbestos rope cords (including removal as part of repair and upkeep of equipment) if this can be done without substantial breakage
  • Asbestos-containing thermoplastic and vinyl floor tiles, bitumen roof felt, shingles, damp-proofing coatings, and mastics
  • Asbestos-containing felt and paper
  • Plastic paint coatings, PVC floors, panels and sealing compounds
  • Asbestos-containing conveyor belts/drive belts, bonded rubber, electric cables
  • Resin-based ACMs such as friction products (eg brake linings)
  • Painting/repainting AIB that is in good condition

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our asbestos removal service.