Following its peak of production in the 1970’s and use in roofing goods, much of the UK’s commercial and industrial properties containing asbestos are now reaching the end of their serviceable lives. There are two common approaches to dealing with such properties depending on the structure and building use:
- Over-cladding – Introducing a new bar and bracket spacer system, upgrading insulation to meet regulations and provide a new steel coated weather sheet. This is typically less disruptive to site and cheaper to achieve.
- Remove and replacement (typically using composite panels) – full removal of the existing asbestos and replacing with a new compliant complete panel with integrated insulation.
We regularly undertake projects employing either method and have managed to do so over live operational sites below without any compromise on the safety of any stakeholders. We are fully qualified and have often been employed as the principal contractor on site to deliver such complex projects.