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Great service and a lot more affordable...

Great service and a lot more affordable than a firm coming to your house to perform the exact same test that you can do yourself, quick results too.

Consumer

12 March 2024

Very efficient service

Very efficient service, good communication and easy to understand instruction and final documentation.

Roy Crawford

13 March 2024

Very good

Very good, very fast and very professional.

Carl

12 March 2024

Clear, straight forward instructions.

Clear, straight forward instructions. Quick turnaround with regards to receiving the results within 48hrs.

Marcia Blackwood

11 March 2024

Process was straightforward. Testing kit arrived within a couple of days with clear instructions. It was easy to register the sample with the QR code. I posted back Wednesday evening and received my results by SMS and email Friday afternoon.

Peter

08 March 2024
  • Wear PPE
  • Take a sample
  • Put in Return Envelope
  • Results Emailed within 24hrs

No more job hold ups

Not only does using asbestos testing kits save you money on 3rd party subcontractors, it also means less down-time! You can take a sample when pricing up and have the results the next day. No more hold ups!

Order your Kit
  • Same Day Dispatch
  • FREE 1st Class Delivery
  • Tested at UKAS Lab
  • Official cert of results
  • Full PPE Included
  • Simple Sampling

    If you suspect asbestos in your home, use oneof our kits to collect a sample with ease.

  • Rapid Results

    Send your sample to us via our dedicated Tracked24 returns service and receive results within 24 hours.

  • Peace of Mind

    Rest assured knowing your home is safe, andyou can make informed decisions aboutasbestos management.

  • Same Day Dispatch

    If you order before 2:30pm we send your kit out the same day! (Monday to Friday)

  • 24 hour UKAS Results

    All samples are tested at a UKAS accredited lab dedicated to asbestos testing. All samples are processed within 24hrs of us receiving them!

  • Step by step instructions

    Our kits come with everything you need to take a sample along with an easy to follow step by step guide.

  • FREE Delivery

    Cost of delivery is covered in our price, upgrades to next day are available.

  • Expert Help Readily Available

    When you purchase a kit from us you get access to a dedicated support system for any questions or advice.

  • INSTANT SMS Results*

    We offer an optional upgrade giving you instant SMS notifications of your results and order status!

  • FFP3 Respirator

    The FFP3 respirator has been specifically developed and tested (CE Certified EN149:2001+A1:2009) to protect against asbestos fibres. This ensures you will be protected against breathing in any asbestos fibres whilst sampling

  • Powder Free Nitrile Gloves

    These gloves have been carefully chosen for the sampling process to prevent your hands being contaminated with asbestos.

  • Clear Asbestos Waste Bag

    The asbestos waste bags provided are of UN standard and are to be used to dispose of all PPE once sampling has been completed. The red bag should be placed into this clear bag.

    As per industry standards all asbestos waste should be double bagged with high grade asbestos bags

  • Type 3, Category 5/6 Coverall

    We supply one of the highest grades of asbestos coveralls (used by asbestos removal companies) to ensure you're protected against asbestos fibres whilst taking your sample.

  • Top 5 Occupations for High Risk Asbestos Exposure

    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 years to find out that having breathed in the lethal asbestos fibres you are suffering from a disease related to them. Here are the top 5 occupations that were infamous for asbestos exposure and have led to many deaths in recent years.

    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....

  • 5 Great Christmas Gifts for Electricians

    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 here are some ideas on Christmas gifts for electricians that will be appreciated. A good torch is always handy Electricians, even with a full set of all the tools they need, will always appreciate more.  Torches are a great idea and they don’t come much better than the Streamlight 88033 ProTac 2AA 250 Lumen Professional Tactical Flashlight.  Batteries are included so you don’t have the embarrassment of them opening a gift and...

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  • Asbestos in Classrooms is Killing Teachers and Pupils

    Asbestos in Classrooms is Killing Teachers and ...

    Geoffrey Lee dedicated most of his life to teaching. Now at 72 he is dying from mesothelioma, a cancer he developed from exposure to asbestos in classrooms. The type of asbestos he was exposed to is blue crocidolite. The material was extensively used in construction before 1985 when it was banned in the UK. It is also the worst type of asbestos to come into contact with because it is friable and easily broken. For a decade Mr Lee breathed in the lethal fibres that emanated from the plasterboard in the classrooms, at the Newport College where he worked. He...

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How does it work?
  1. Ordering your kit - Firstly you need to decide how many samples you are wanting to take. Our asbestos testing kits are designed to be used a single time at one property (If you are wanting to takes samples from different properties or at different times then you should purchase a new kit for each occasion). To decide which kit to purchase you'll need 1 sample per surface you wish to test. For example if you're looking to test the kitchen ceiling, kitchen floor tiles and dining room ceiling - Then you would require a 3 sample kit.
  2. Receiving your kit - Once you've checked out, your testing kit will be dispatched within 24 hours. When it does arrive you should open up the kit and ensure that all the contents is present. There is an instruction manual which will explain which items should be present before continuing.
  3. Follow the instructions - Whilst an obvious step, It is vitally important that the instructions are carefully read and understood. Not following the instructions correctly can result in your samples not being processed or significant delays. So take some time to read over the instructions and then follow them step by step. NOTE: Pay particular attention to the safety equipment section ensuring you're wearing the FFP3 Mask supplied. (PPE Only supplied with the full kit)
  4. Taking your samples - Depending on on the type of material you're about to sample you will need a suitable tool for extracting the sample. A chisel or knife is good for taking a scraping sample, or a pair of pliers are perfect for breaking a sample (e.g a floor tile or cement sheet sample). Full instructions of how to take a sample are detailed in the instructions provided.
  5. Completing the forms - Once the samples have been taken and sealed into the provided sample bags, you will be required to complete a sample submission form. This form contains information about where the sample was taken from and is used to determine what is printed on the certificate of results. NOTE: An important part of completing this form is obtaining a sample reference number (step 1) this should be written on the form and ensures that your results are automatically sent directly to you. Not following this step or entering an incorrect reference number will result in delays
  6. Sending your samples - Simply place the sample submission form into the pre-paid return envelope along with your samples and drop into your nearest post box or post office. Your samples should arrive with us within the next few days. (If your samples are urgent you can send them via special delivery to ensure they reach us the next day)
  7. Samples are processed - Once the lab receives your samples you will be notified via text message. Once you've received this text message you'll have your results emailed to you within 24 hours (or the same day if FastTrack has been purchased). The certificate will be emailed to you as a PDF document which can be printed for your convenience. The certificate contains a key explaining the findings.
Do I have asbestos in my home?

Asbestos was widely used in home construction from 1930 to around 2000, particularly from 1960 onwards. Houses/flats built around this time may contain asbestos materials. Properties built since the mid 80's are unlikely to have asbestos in the fabric of the building and from 1990 extremely unlikely. Asbestos was outlawed in the UK in 1999.

Where is asbestos found in the home?

Asbestos was commonly used in many ways inside and outside of buildings:

Inside

  • Asbestos Cement (Water Tank)
  • Loose fill insulation (Loft)
  • AIB (Ceiling tiles, partition walls, panels in fire doors, around boilers)
  • Vinyl floor tiles
  • Textiles (Fire blankets)
  • Textured decorating coatings (Artex ceilings etc)

Outside

  • Asbestos Cement (Roof, panels, gutters and downpipes, flue pipes)
  • AIB (Soffits),

If you would like some further information we have put together an guide showing you how to identify asbestos in your home.

Is it safe to test asbestos suspected material?

Our kits are designed to enable you to safely take a sample from suspected material. They come with complete instructions and Personal Protective Equipment, which meets and exceeds HSE criteria. We do not recommend using our kits to test sprayed coatings, contaminated land or pipe lagging.

What can I test with this kit?

Our kit is designed to enable you to safely take samples from the following materials, to name but a few:

  • Textured coatings (Artex)
  • Corrugated cement roofs and asbestos sheets
  • Walls and boards
  • Thermoplastic floor tiles and their adhesive backings
  • Wall boards and HVAC lining panels
  • Soffit, fascia and rainwater goods
  • External cladding panels
  • Boiler flues and water tanks
  • And window sills to name but a few…
How much material do I need for a sample?

You only need to submit a small sample, we recommend material the size of a 20 pence piece per sample.

How long does it take for the results to come back?

Results are usually tested on the day they are received at the lab, usually the day after postage. Certificates will be emailed out the same day as results given.

What if the result is positive?

If the result comes back positive we can offer advice on how to proceed over the phone or put you in contact with a local asbestos removal company.

Is postage included?

Yes! Postage to you is included, and we also provide prepaid 1st class return delivery for your sample.

What are the risks involved with asbestos?

Exposure to asbestos fibres has been proven to cause various health issues such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, asbestos and pleural thickening. This is why understanding what materials in your property contain asbestos is so important. Before starting any renovations on your property consider testing any suspect materials or have a full asbestos survey carried out.

Our asbestos test kits provide sufficient PPE to ensure you're protected when taking a sample. Analysis is carried out at an independent UKAS accredited laboratory.

  1. Ordering your kit - Firstly you need to decide how many samples you are wanting to take. Our asbestos testing kits are designed to be used a single time at one property (If you are wanting to takes samples from different properties or at different times then you should purchase a new kit for each occasion). To decide which kit to purchase you'll need 1 sample per surface you wish to test. For example if you're looking to test the kitchen ceiling, kitchen floor tiles and dining room ceiling - Then you would require a 3 sample kit.
  2. Receiving your kit - Once you've checked out, your testing kit will be dispatched within 24 hours. When it does arrive you should open up the kit and ensure that all the contents is present. There is an instruction manual which will explain which items should be present before continuing.
  3. Follow the instructions - Whilst an obvious step, It is vitally important that the instructions are carefully read and understood. Not following the instructions correctly can result in your samples not being processed or significant delays. So take some time to read over the instructions and then follow them step by step. NOTE: Pay particular attention to the safety equipment section ensuring you're wearing the FFP3 Mask supplied. (PPE Only supplied with the full kit)
  4. Taking your samples - Depending on on the type of material you're about to sample you will need a suitable tool for extracting the sample. A chisel or knife is good for taking a scraping sample, or a pair of pliers are perfect for breaking a sample (e.g a floor tile or cement sheet sample). Full instructions of how to take a sample are detailed in the instructions provided.
  5. Completing the forms - Once the samples have been taken and sealed into the provided sample bags, you will be required to complete a sample submission form. This form contains information about where the sample was taken from and is used to determine what is printed on the certificate of results. NOTE: An important part of completing this form is obtaining a sample reference number (step 1) this should be written on the form and ensures that your results are automatically sent directly to you. Not following this step or entering an incorrect reference number will result in delays
  6. Sending your samples - Simply place the sample submission form into the pre-paid return envelope along with your samples and drop into your nearest post box or post office. Your samples should arrive with us within the next few days. (If your samples are urgent you can send them via special delivery to ensure they reach us the next day)
  7. Samples are processed - Once the lab receives your samples you will be notified via text message. Once you've received this text message you'll have your results emailed to you within 24 hours (or the same day if FastTrack has been purchased). The certificate will be emailed to you as a PDF document which can be printed for your convenience. The certificate contains a key explaining the findings.

Asbestos was widely used in home construction from 1930 to around 2000, particularly from 1960 onwards. Houses/flats built around this time may contain asbestos materials. Properties built since the mid 80's are unlikely to have asbestos in the fabric of the building and from 1990 extremely unlikely. Asbestos was outlawed in the UK in 1999.

Asbestos was commonly used in many ways inside and outside of buildings:

Inside

  • Asbestos Cement (Water Tank)
  • Loose fill insulation (Loft)
  • AIB (Ceiling tiles, partition walls, panels in fire doors, around boilers)
  • Vinyl floor tiles
  • Textiles (Fire blankets)
  • Textured decorating coatings (Artex ceilings etc)

Outside

  • Asbestos Cement (Roof, panels, gutters and downpipes, flue pipes)
  • AIB (Soffits),

If you would like some further information we have put together an guide showing you how to identify asbestos in your home.

Our kits are designed to enable you to safely take a sample from suspected material. They come with complete instructions and Personal Protective Equipment, which meets and exceeds HSE criteria. We do not recommend using our kits to test sprayed coatings, contaminated land or pipe lagging.

Our kit is designed to enable you to safely take samples from the following materials, to name but a few:

  • Textured coatings (Artex)
  • Corrugated cement roofs and asbestos sheets
  • Walls and boards
  • Thermoplastic floor tiles and their adhesive backings
  • Wall boards and HVAC lining panels
  • Soffit, fascia and rainwater goods
  • External cladding panels
  • Boiler flues and water tanks
  • And window sills to name but a few…

You only need to submit a small sample, we recommend material the size of a 20 pence piece per sample.

Results are usually tested on the day they are received at the lab, usually the day after postage. Certificates will be emailed out the same day as results given.

If the result comes back positive we can offer advice on how to proceed over the phone or put you in contact with a local asbestos removal company.

Yes! Postage to you is included, and we also provide prepaid 1st class return delivery for your sample.

Exposure to asbestos fibres has been proven to cause various health issues such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, asbestos and pleural thickening. This is why understanding what materials in your property contain asbestos is so important. Before starting any renovations on your property consider testing any suspect materials or have a full asbestos survey carried out.

Our asbestos test kits provide sufficient PPE to ensure you're protected when taking a sample. Analysis is carried out at an independent UKAS accredited laboratory.

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