We are a few weeks into a major renovation project of a 1970s detached house, which is also being extended right across the back. As expected with a property of this age, after lab testing the ceilings show low-level white/Chrysotile asbestos in the textured coating. The ceilings are badly stained and some damaged, and although we could seal and board over, many downstairs will have to be removed due to the extension/rebuild section anyway. We’d prefer to start afresh and have them removed, mess isn’t an issue as we are taking everything else back to the shell to rebuild the interior. Also removing will have the added benefit of allowing us to fully re-plumb and re-wire without lifting all the floors above.
We understand it’s relatively safe to deal with this low-level type of asbestos, having read all the HSE documentation, but it must be disposed of correctly in a licensed way. However we cannot find any company / contractor to do this, our builders can, but would far prefer a specialist with the right gear, and disposal facilities.
We’ve contacted 5 different companies in the past 2 weeks who advertise these type of services, and they either don’t return calls, or simply appear to have closed not offering the service any more.
Area is Cambridgeshire.