Asbestos materials can be present in residential and commercial properties constructed prior to 1999, when its use was finally banned. Asbestos was used primarily for its fire retardant properties and has been used in its raw state for insulation e.g. pipe insulation or added to other building materials such as boarding and panelling. Small quantities of asbestos was also added to numerous other materials such as textured coatings (artex) or floor tiles.
Whilst most asbestos materials do not pose a risk if left undisturbed it is important that there presence is known to help prevent accidental damage occurring.
Hatch Consultancy offer a range of asbestos testing services to Exeter and throughout Devon and Cornwall and are able to attend site at short notice to carry out sampling and both management and refurbishment surveys. With over 20 years experience in the asbestos consultancy industry we are able to offer a fast efficient service at rates significantly cheaper than most other companies.