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September 17 2019

Jay’s back from “Down Under”

Adventure After spending 12 months travelling Australia, our previous Office Manager has returned back to the UK to Midlands Asbestos Solutions. Jay has rejoined the company after the sabbatical leave and has taken up a new, exciting position in the company as Business Development Manager, which involves overseeing all aspects of the business and dealing

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July 12 2019

Top 5 Safe Asbestos Alternatives

Asbestos removal is a task that requires planning and expertise. From assessment to removal there are several steps to ensuring your home or workspace is completely rid of the harmful substance. However, one question which often goes unanswered is once removed what do you put in its place? Your building still needs to be insulated

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June 26 2019

7 Simple Steps to Successful Asbestos Management

Asbestos management isn’t always easy. With asbestos used in every application for decades, finding, managing and removing all threats of asbestos can seem difficult. However, like most jobs, if you break it down into simple steps you’ll find it easier to manage any and all asbestos problems. We’ve put together this list of 7 easy

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April 25 2019

Types of Asbestos

Our history with asbestos is a complicated one. Hugely popular in the 20th century, asbestos is a silicate mineral used for building and insulation with natural resistance to fire, heat and electricity as well as good sound absorption and a relatively low cost. However, from the 1980s asbestos inhalation was linked to several serious ailments

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January 31 2019

How Much Does It Cost To Remove Asbestos?

The common perception of asbestos removal is that it’s very expensive but this isn’t always the case. There are various different types of asbestos and combined with other issues such as access etc the removal cost is priced on a job by job basis. We recommend that every site has an asbestos survey undertaken prior

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May 10 2016

Where You Might Find Asbestos in Your Home

Where you might find asbestos in your home Should you get your home checked? Asbestos in your home is not necessarily a serious problem. However, asbestos materials may become damaged over time, leading to a potential health hazard. How do I know if it’s asbestos? Unless stated, it is very hard to tell whether a

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January 29 2015

Asbestos removal – job well done!

The offices were undergoing a major refurbishment programme which included the removal of AIB lining enclosed in metal casing to fourteen columns and AIB blind boxes to the courtyard window elevation. As other parts of the building were still occupied, MAS opted for a modular decontamination unit which was cited in the open plan office

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September 27 2013

Take 5 and Stay Alive

The British Lung Foundation (BLF) is this week launching ‘Take 5 and Stay Alive’, a major campaign designed to raise awareness about the dangers of asbestos amongst tradespeople. Although it is now illegal to use asbestos, this ban was only imposed in 2000 – meaning any building built or renovated before then could contain asbestos.

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July 19 2013

Mini Guide to Asbestos Myths

There are lots of common misconceptions regarding asbestos. Untrue comments from past experience and what we’ve found online include; ‘There are 2 types of Asbestos, (Blue and white) one is harmful and the other isn’t’ ‘It’s white asbestos so it’s safe’ There are commonly three types of asbestos Chrysotile (white) Amosite (brown) and Crocidolite (blue).

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April 11 2013

To Prevent a Delay – Carry out an Asbestos Survey

It can be beneficial to have an asbestos survey carried out prior to the purchase of a property to ensure no nasty surprises. Asbestos surveys are carried out to ascertain the location, type and condition of asbestos containing materials within a property. Whether carrying out refurbishment works to your property or demolishing part or all

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