BLS Asbestos Ltd have been operating as commercial asbestos removal specialists in Sunderland for over 20 years.

We specialise in all manners of commercial asbestos removal across the North East and our extensive  experience, skill and qualifications enable us to work safely and quickly, creating minimal disruption to businesses across Sunderland.

Examples of sectors we have experience of removing asbestos in, include - 

  • Retail - working on inner city asbestos removal projects, as well as out-of-town shopping villages.
  • Manufacturing and FMCG - experience of working in highly controlled environments, such as a Nestle factory.
  • Healthcare - our staff understand the needs of patients and healthcare workers when working in these emotionally delicate and extremely clean environments.
  • Construction - asbestos is commonly found in demolition and renovation projects and needs to be safely removed.
  • Public sector - many governmental and council owned properties around Sunderland are ageing and often contain asbestos that needs removing.
  • Education - we know how to work around the clock to strict deadlines when pupils are not in the educational facility. 

 Where could I find asbestos in my property in Sunderland?

Asbestos can be found in many different areas around a building and landlords should presume it exists in the property if it was constructed before the year 2000, when asbestos was fully banned from use in the UK.

Items that contain asbestos are known as 'asbestos containing materials' (ACMs) and examples of where they can be located around commercial properties include - 

  • Asbestos insulating board (AIB) around boilers
  • Lagging on pipes and boilers
  • Guttering and downpipes
  • Textiles, such as fire blankets
  • Sprayed on coatings that can be found on ceilings, walls and beams

The above are just a few examples of where asbestos can be found within a property (here is a more detailed list and here is a visual guide). If you suspect you have asbestos within your property then please don't hesitate to get in touch with us through the contact form on this page or via email at and we will provide more guidance on what the next steps are to remove it.

What qualifications do we have to safely remove asbestos across the UK?

The removal of asbestos requires several licences to perform the practice safely and legally, although our staff also have the experience and skill to ensure that we work around the needs of your business successfully.

You can read more about us here and below are some of the key licences and certifications that we hold  - 

  • A licence awarded to us by the HSE enabling us to work with asbestos insulation and asbestos insulation board (AIB) for the purpose of removal.
  • A licence provided to us by the Environment Agency enabling us to safely transport asbestos for disposal.
  • Full membership to ARCA, who are the leading trade association for asbestos management.
  • Health and safety accreditations and membership with CHAS and ROSPA.


If you require more information in regards to carrying out an asbestos survey and/or asbestos removal project for your property in Sunderland, then please don't hesitate to get in touch with us via the contact form on this page or via email at


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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