We have been removing licensable asbestos across the UK for over 20 years, working across a wide range of sectors for many nationally known businesses.

Examples of some of the companies we have contracted for include - 

  • Royal Air Force
  • Henry Boot
  • Liverpool FC
  • Penine Demolitions Ltd
  • Garenne Shop Fitting

Working across such a wide range of sectors highlights our competence to remove asbestos around the needs of your business. We ensure that the daily operations of your business are affected minimally - read some of our case studies that highlight our flexibility and ability to remove asbestos professionally and safely.

Speak to one of our asbestos removal experts now if you suspect your property in Skipton may have asbestos in or around it that needs removing.

Who is responsible for the management of asbestos in a commercial property?

The UK government state

If you’re the landlord, tenant or managing agent of a commercial property you may be responsible for managing asbestos, unless your contract or lease says otherwise.

Not dealing with asbestos on a commercial property can lead to serious implications for the landlord, tenant or managing agent of a commercial property - 

If you do not have a plan to deal with asbestos and put it in action, you could face:

  • a fine of up to £20,000
  • imprisonment for up to 12 months

For a serious breach you could face an unlimited fine and/or imprisonment of up to 2 years.


Asbestos containing materials can be found across many areas of a property. This is because asbestos was used extensively across the UK construction industry until it was banned from use in 1999. Its insulating and fire resistant properties made extremely versatile and examples of some of the common areas we find it when carrying out an asbestos survey include -

  • Asbestos cloth, rope and string
  • Sprayed on coatings on walls, beams and columns
  • Roof & floor tiles
  • Lagging, which is used as pipe insulation and around boilers
  • Asbestos cement sheets
  • Mastics and sealants
  • Guttering, downpipes and chimney flues, which can all be made from asbestos cement
  • Asbestos insulation board (AIB) in partitions and fire doors

This visual displays the variety of asbestos containing materials that can be found across an industrial property. If you suspect you have asbestos in or around your commercial property in Skipton then get in touch with us and we can provide details on what actions should be taken next. 

What qualifications do we have for licensable asbestos removal work in the UK?

Working with licensable asbestos can can be dangerous due to the high levels of asbestos fibres present in the surrounding area, which is why we take the health and safety of our customers and staff extremely seriously.

We hold a licence to work with asbestos insulation and asbestos insulation board for the purpose of removal, as well as a licence to transport hazardous waste. Both of these licenses can be read about here

Speak to one of our asbestos removal experts now about undertaking an asbestos survey or asbestos removal project on your Skipton property by calling our head office on 01484 400558. Alternatively you can fill out the contact form on this page and one of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Other local areas that we service

"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."

Asbestos Removal from Social Housing for Hanover Housing

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