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  • Asbestos: What it is and How to Identify it

    Asbestos has been a subject of intense debate and scrutiny for decades but contrary to popular belief it not a strictly modern phenomenon. It has ...
  • Is Asbestos Artex Dangerous?

    During its heyday in the early to mid-20th century asbestos found its way into a variety of building materials including a decorative, plaster-lik...
  • Does My House Contain Asbestos

    There have been a number of “great innovations” in home construction that turned out to be more nightmare than sweet dream. Of these lead paint is...
  • Selling a Home That Contains Asbestos

    The process of selling your home is never easy. It involves weeks and months during which your life is laid bare to strangers who parade through t...
  • Is Asbestos a thing of the past?

    The dangers of asbestos have been widely known for the better part of a half century. As a result laws have been enacted to prevent its further us...
  • Does my fireplace contain asbestos?

    Asbestos was a common component of many materials that wound up in UK homes during the early and mid-20th century. It was so pervasive that virtua...
  • I have been exposed to asbestos, what should I do?

    It’s estimated that nearly 50% of UK homes have some asbestos containing materials in them. Because of the nature of asbestos this is not typicall...
  • I have found asbestos in my house, what can I do?

    Discovering Asbestos After the Fact People in the market for a new home sometimes discover after they’ve placed an offer on a house (or perhaps ev...
  • How To Remove Artex & Test For Asbestos

    Artex is a coating marketed as an alternative to plaster that allowed for the creation of decorative textures, most often on ceilings. Until the m...
  • Top 5 Occupations for High Risk Asbestos Exposure

    Before asbestos was banned in the UK in 1999, many people worked in environments where asbestos exposure was incredibly high. It can take many yea...
  • 5 Great Christmas Gifts for Electricians

    As the festive season approaches we all start to think about the best gifts to buy for friends and family. If you have a sparky in your circle her...
  • Christmas Construction Gifts for Builders and DIYers

    If you’ve got a builder or DIYer in your life it can be difficult to find gifts for them.  Christmas construction gifts need to be chosen carefull...