Asbestos Removal in Kent

Asbestos Removal in Kent

Asbestos Removal in Kent: Our team are fully equipped to undertake asbestos removal and maintenance. We have been working with customers all over the south East for over four decades giving them the expert service they require.

All of our operatives hold IPAF asbestos awareness and are fully trained. Our Health & Safety policy is reviewed annually and is in accordance with HSE guidelines. Nextgen Cladding provides detailed Risk assessments and Method statements with every project and has full public and employer liability insurance.

 

We provide asbestos removal in Kent and throught the South East of England.

From large and complex asbestos removal operations that require multiple methods of asbestos removal, to working within small housing projects, we have undertaken many different types of asbestos removal, abatement, reporting, sampling and surveying contracts.

From extensive boiler rooms and low level, subterranean ducts to removing small electric meter cupboard ceilings and heater flues, our knowledge in this field is varied and extensive.

If you are looking for asbestos removal in Kent, West Sussex, East Sussex or anywhere in the South East of England Nextgen Cladding can assist you efficiently and affordably.

Our clients includes many commercial and public sector clients, as well as local councils and housing associations. Our private customers are valued equally, removing the asbestos from domestic households with the safety of their families, our primary concern.

We are qualified and insured to carry out the management of refurbishment and demolition surveys to identify asbestos containing materials (ACMS) within buildings and provide advice and guidance in managing the asbestos which has been identified.

asbestos removal in kent
asbestos removal in kent

Where is Asbestos usually found in buildings?

Asbestos-containing materials were used until 1999 for a wide range of construction purposes in new and refurbished buildings including the following:

 

  • Sprayed asbestos and loose asbestos packing were used as fire breaks in ceiling voids
  • Hand moulded or pre-formed coatings and lagging were used as thermal insulation for pipes and boilers
  • Sprayed asbestos and asbestos in a cement matrix were used as fire protection in ducts, firebreaks, panels, partitions, soffit boards, ceiling panels and around structural steel work
  • Sprayed asbestos and board materials were used for sound proofing in walls and ceilings, usually as a coating or as tiles
    asbestos cement products included corrugated roofing sheets, corrugated sheets for wall cladding, gutters, rainwater pipes and water tanks
  • Millboard, paper and paper products containing asbestos were used for the insulation of electrical equipment, and as sandwich or backing materials – eg: on wood veneers or linoleum
  • Asbestos fibres were woven into ropes and cloths – eg fire blankets and heat resistant gloves
    asbestos was used in textured coating, decorative plasters and paints – eg ‘Artex’ type finishes and cornices.

We work with accredited companies to tackle all types of asbestos found inside buildings.

Where asbestos is found outside

Asbestos cement sheeting: Asbestos cement sheeting is commonly found as grey corrugated or flat sheets on barns, garages, commercial units and many more. It is thin and brittle and produces a clean edge when broken while releasing asbestos dust into the air. It contains a small amount of asbestos encapsulated within cement, which, in good condition, does not normally present a risk to health, however this is rarely found in good condition due to the age of asbestos sheeting.

Asbestos fibres are released when the cement sheeting becomes broken or is drilled, sawn, scrubbed or sanded. The fibres can then be released into the air, which can be easily inhaled and cause damage to the lungs. Asbestos fibres are known to cause a cancer (asbestosis) which in all cases kills.

Other countries across the globe are making it compulsory to remove this type of asbestos from their buildings and whether it’s 1 year from now or 10 years from now, the UK will be sure to follow, resulting in prices from removing this sky rocketing.

Why is asbestos so dangerous?

According to the Health and Safety Executive Asbestos still kills around 5000 workers each year, this is more than the number of people killed on the road. Around 20 tradesman die each week as a result of past exposure. However, asbestos is not just a problem of the past. It can be present today in any building built or refurbished before the year 2000.

When materials that contain asbestos are disturbed or damaged, fibres are released into the air. When these fibres are inhaled they can cause serious diseases. These diseases will not affect you immediately; they often take a long time to develop, but once diagnosed, it is often too late to do anything. This is why it is important that you protect yourself now.

Asbestos can cause the following fatal and serious diseases: 

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Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is a cancer which affects the lining of the lungs (pleura) and the lining surrounding the lower digestive tract (peritoneum). It is almost exclusively related to asbestos exposure and by the time it is diagnosed, it is almost always fatal.

Asbestos-related lung cancer
Asbestos-related lung cancer is the same as (looks the same as) lung cancer caused by smoking and other causes. It is estimated that there is around one lung cancer for every mesothelioma death.

Asbestosis
Asbestosis is a serious scarring condition of the lung that normally occurs after heavy exposure to asbestos over many years. This condition can cause progressive shortness of breath, and in severe cases can be fatal.

Pleural thickening
Pleural thickening is generally a problem that happens after heavy asbestos exposure. The lining of the lung (pleura) thickens and swells. If this gets worse, the lung itself can be squeezed, and can cause shortness of breath and discomfort in the chest.

Note: It is also important to remember that people who smoke, and are also exposed to asbestos fibres, are at a much greater risk of developing lung cancer.

The Benefits of Asbestos Removal

Asbestos removal in Kent ensures a safer environment by eliminating the health risks associated with asbestos exposure. Protecting residents and preserving historical structures, this essential process adheres to stringent regulations, contributing to the overall well-being and longevity of the community in England.

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So don’t take a chance with your health (or that of your family or work team). Get in touch with us today.