Asbestos Surveys in Stroud

In the past asbestos has been an incredibly popular building material. It was used commonly on sites and projects up until 1999 when its use was banned in the UK. Despite this, hazardous fibres can still be found on a variety of sites across the UK. Here at Ledbury Surveys Ltd we work across the Stroud area carrying out asbestos surveys and removals.

If you live in Stroud and need help with asbestos, do not hesitate to call our team today on 01684 303 470 or 07738 246 916.

Asbestos was finally banned in the UK from being used in the construction industry in 1999. It was mostly used as a fire-resistant material as well as being a source of insulation. Due to well documented medical evidence, Asbestos Testing in Stroud is needed due to its involvement in industry with particular reference to manufacture of asbestos based products. Asbestos can be found on floors, roofing, walls and around piping in properties that were constructed before 2000, hence it is strongly advisable that expert advice is taken on asbestos testing, asbestos surveys and asbestos removal in Stroud.

Main reason to have an asbestos survey in Stroud

As numerous commercial, industrial and residential buildings in Stroud preceding 2000 contain asbestos – which is dangerous to one’s health, it is not always feasible to establish where the location of asbestos is. Professional asbestos specialists are recommended to be hired who can carry out an appropriate asbestos survey in stroud. This should be done before any construction is planned. They will then, at that point, gather samples and send over to UKAS Lab centres for assessment. A report with appropriate action points will be created for any Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) that is identified.

Stroud City view
Asbestos, dangerous work on the roof

Our Services

With more than 20 years of experience in the construction industry, the team are able to provide support and guidance on your buildings. If you suspect an issue, it is vitally important that you do not attempt to deal with this yourself. The slightest movement can cause fibres to enter the atmosphere, making it easy for a person to breathe this in.

Some of the services that we offer across our local areas include:

  • CDM (Construction Design Management) Co-ordinators
  • Demolition advice
  • Asbestos abatement
  • Contract supervision
  • Asbestos disposal
  • Bid and tender advice
  • Asbestos awareness training
  • Site safety audits and inspections
  • Site specific risk assessments
  • COSHH survey and assessment
  • Asbestos surveys
  • Health and safety reviews
  • Asbestos management plans
  • Asbestos removal
  • Cost and removal advice
  • Asbestos air testing

Associated Health Risks

Exposure to fibres can cause serious health issues. Around 5000 workers die a year in the UK from asbestos, which is more than those on the roads. Even though it isn’t used anymore in construction or building trades, the substance can still be found in any property or extensions constructed prior to 2000.

There are several serious and fatal diseases which can be caused by exposure. Symptoms will not show immediately but instead over years and decades. Being around the fibres for a long time can trigger health conditions including lung cancer, mesothelioma, asbestosis, and pleural thickening. Some trades are more likely than others to experience these conditions, including builders, miners, electricians and painters.

One of the most common associated risks is asbestosis. This is a serious condition which impacts on the lungs, causing scarring. Some of the most common symptoms to be aware of are:

  • Wheezing
  • Chest or Shoulder Pain
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Fatigue
  • Swollen Fingertips (advanced symptom)
  • Persistent Cough
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Old weather-beaten roof cladding made from waved asbestos-cement sheets

Around The Stroud Area

The town of Stroud has a population of around 33,000 and is located in the centre of Gloucestershire county. There are 5 valleys that meet in this location and the Cotswolds AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) is right on the doorstep.

Here there are plenty of places to visit, regardless of what you are interested in. Some of the most popular things to do include a trip to Swift’s Hill, the Museum in the Park, as well as Rodborough Fort.

As well as providing help for people in Stroud, we can also travel to other surrounding areas. These include Stonehouse, Ebley, Pitchcombe, Nailsworth, Brimscombe, Chalford, and Bowbridge.

What types of surveys should be carried out?

For non-domestic buildings, an Asbestos Management Survey needs to take place and will look at managing asbestos. For any building work or construction that is being planned, then a *refurbishment/demolition survey needs to be taken. When a survey is taking place, it is mandatory to follow the guidelines correctly, as a lapse in concentration during this process may result in asbestos dust or fibres accidently being disturbed and finding their way in the surrounding atmosphere. For a valued asbestos testing, survey and removal in Stroud, our respected BOHS surveyors can be trusted to carry out the task in hand effectively.

Why hire Ledbury Surveys Ltd for your asbestos testing in Stroud/asbestos removal in Stroud/asbestos survey in Stroud?

Our surveyors who are BOHS trained & HSE licensed partners will follow the guidelines strictly. Our expertise and knowledge of the asbestos industry gained over a period of 20 years; we offer cost effective pricing when it comes to asbestos removal in Stroud. This means you can rely upon us to manage your property with due care and thought. So if you are looking for asbestos testing in Stroud, asbestos removal in Stroud or an asbestos survey in Stroud, reach out to us today and we can discuss your requirements in more detail.

Asbestos Removal

If you do suspect the presence of the fibres, it is important to seek advice and guidance. Having this safely and efficiently removed should be high up on your priorities list. Only trained professionals should work around the substance to make sure that those in the surrounding area are safe.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 sets out responsibilities and it is a good idea to familiarise yourself with this. If you would like more details, please feel free to visit our information about the current legislation and regulations in the UK.

Asbestos removal worker. Dangerous waste disposal - professional works with old architecture.

Contact Us

To arrange for asbestos surveys in Stroud or around the surrounding location, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us.

You can fill in our contact form or give us a call today on 01684 303 470.