We are a professional asbestos removal company that service all of the North East of England, including Durham.

BLS Asbestos Ltd have been in operation since 1999, which has provided us with a lot of experience in asbestos removal across many sectors.

Asbestos can be found in many areas of both commercial and residential properties, as it wasn't fully banned from use in the UK until the year 2000. If you suspect you have asbestos in your property in Durham then this asbestos guide provides more detail on what asbestos is and why it was used in construction.

Examples of where you could find asbestos in your property in Durham include  - 

  • Ceiling tiles
  • Floor tiles
  • Artex  - which was used as a wall covering
  • Pipe and boiler lagging
  • Gutters and downpipes
  • Loose fill insulation

The above are just a few examples highlighting how widely used asbestos was in construction. The HSE has a guide describing the most common materials that may contain asbestos which you may find useful, however we strongly advise that you contact us if you think you have asbestos in your property because a professional can quickly identify whether it is asbestos and provide the best course of action for the asbestos to be safely removed.

Our qualifications and experience

We provide commercial asbestos removal to many sectors, including the following - 

  • Construction/Demolition
  • FMCG and manufacturing
  • Education
  • Retail and the high street
  • Healthcare
  • Private sector
  • Residential
  • Nuclear

You can read more more about the commercial sectors we serve here.

You can rest assured that our onsite staff have the knowledge, qualifications and experience that is required to safely and successfully encapsulate asbestos. 

Examples of some of the qualifications that our onsite staff have, in addition to their asbestos removal training, are -

  • First aid training
  • CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) qualified
  • PASMA trained for the safe erection, movement and collapsing of scaffolding towers
  • IPAF trained for the safe use of cherry pickers and scissor lifts

We take great pride in being able to safely complete almost any asbestos removal project around Durham, no matter what the circumstances or location the asbestos is in.

Accreditations and Licences

Professional asbestos removal requires licences for it to be encapsulated and removed legally in the UK, which is why we hold the following - 

  • A full three year licence to work with asbestos insulation and asbestos insulation board (AIB) for the purpose of removal, which was provided to us by the Health and Safety Executive. You can see the licence here.
  • A licence to transport hazardous waste, presented to us by the Environment Agency. You can see the licence here.  

In addition to the licences, we also pride ourselves on our health and safety standards when carrying out asbestos removal projects -

For more information about us, as well as our licences and memberships, please read here. 

If you would like more information about our asbestos removal services or if you would like to talk about a particular asbestos removal project in Durham, then please get in touch with us via the contact form on this page or through email at enq@blsasbestos.co.uk.

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"BLS Asbestos provide a professional and quality service enabling Hanover to deal with issues arising from the management of asbestos in compliance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006."

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