Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material that was used commonly in building from the 1950s to the early 2000s. It’s most commonly used as an insulating material and usually poses no threat to health if it’s left undisturbed.

When asbestos is disturbed, it can release fibres into the air. These fibres can cause lung damage. That’s why Coast & Country carry out asbestos surveys before any refurbishment or other building work is done in your home.

You must allow us to carry out these surveys before any work is carried out in your home. After all, we don’t want to risk your safety or that of our staff. If the asbestos survey shows that we need to remove asbestos, you can be sure that it will be done in a safe and controlled way. We have our own highly skilled asbestos removal engineers who will come and take care of everything, giving you peace of mind.

Asbestos is dangerous if its drilled, broken, cut or mis-handled. So, If you’re planning any DIY work, contact us first and we can advise you and arrange the removal of any asbestos. This kind of thing really is best left to the experts.

For more information about asbestos, where it’s commonly found and what the dangers are, visit the HSE website.

You can read our Asbestos Management Policy here.