Licensed and accredited asbestos removal services in Ipswich
DES Holdings is an experienced demolition, building and asbestos removal contractor in Ipswich and the wider Suffolk area. With more than 30 years of experience in the asbestos removal field, we offer practical, professional and affordable solutions to your asbestos problems. With deep experience in both building and demolition projects too, we are qualified and competent in all aspects of asbestos surveying.
As a trusted asbestos removal provider, we pride ourselves on creating and sustaining long-lasting client relationships. To support and maintain our position as industry leaders, DES Holdings is committed to best practices, responsible contracting and equal opportunities. From our national headquarters in the heart of the West Midlands, we are proud to cover the entire nation with our qualified and licensed asbestos removal team.
Our expert team is only too happy to help with your asbestos survey, removal and encapsulation needs thanks to over three decades of experience in asbestos removal in Ipswich. We adhere rigorously to all HSE rules, making sure that our devoted workforce is always well-trained and fully equipped. We carry a wide range of accreditations from organisations such as CHAS and SMAS Worksafe.
What is asbestos and why do I need asbestos removal services?
The building industry and many other sectors routinely used asbestos, a naturally occurring fibrous silicate mineral, for its fire-resistant and insulation properties. When it was discovered that inhaling the fibres posed a serious health risk and is responsible for causing conditions including mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis, the material was completely banned.
In the UK, asbestos was primarily used between 1930 and 1980, especially so in the 1960s and 1970s. But it wasn’t until 1999 that all forms of asbestos were completely outlawed. Many homes, buildings and schools built right up until the year 2000 may contain asbestos in one form or another.
We provide expert, safe and secure encapsulation, removal, and disposal services for all sorts of asbestos-containing materials (ACM) from your premises in addition to our asbestos surveying and testing services. We rigorously adhere to the strict guidelines outlined in the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, and our asbestos removal engineers are fully licenced in the safe removal of dangerous asbestos materials in public, private and domestic settings.
High Quality Removal and Disposal of all Types of Asbestos
Many people are unaware that there are many different types of asbestos. All of them were banned at various points throughout the 1980s and 1990s. In the UK, there are three primary forms of asbestos to be found:
- White Asbestos (sometimes known as Chrysotile)
- Blue Asbestos (sometimes known as Crocidolite)
- Brown Asbestos (sometimes known as Amosite)
When people are continually exposed to high levels of asbestos, it has been shown to cause issues like lung cancer, mesothelioma and other dangerous illnesses. Thousands of fatalities per year are still caused by and linked to the substance, and symptoms may not appear for ten years or more. Asbestos must be actively sought out and eliminated, or otherwise rendered safe.
The entire asbestos removal process, including testing, encapsulation, safe removal and disposal is a speciality of ours at DES Holdings. Encapsulation is a process that involves leaving the asbestos-containing material (ACM) in place while covering it with a long-lasting protective coating.
Asbestos disposal is a service for which our experts are fully equipped and authorised to carry out. ACM will be removed and wrapped (double bagged), before being either placed in an enclosed asbestos skip and sent directly to a permitted landfill for disposal, or, for smaller, placed in our vehicle’s segregated waste box and taken to an asbestos waste transfer station.
Large fines and even prosecution and imprisonment are waiting for anyone who disposes of asbestos improperly. Always rely on qualified, licenced asbestos removal contractors if you suspect you might have an asbestos problem in your Ipswich property.
Asbestos management surveys for Ipswich properties
An asbestos management survey aims to find out whether a property contains asbestos, and if so how much asbestos-containing materials (ACM) are present. We offer asbestos surveys in Ipswich to leaseholders, freeholders, and industrial and commercial buildings.
Our asbestos surveys comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, Part 2, Regulation 4, ‘duty to manage asbestos in non-domestic premises’. To safely handle any risks, those in charge of managing a property have a responsibility to be actively aware of any ACM that may be present and to deal with issues that arise.
Where necessary, this survey also strives to ensure that nobody mistakenly disturbs the asbestos, that the ACM encapsulation is maintained in top condition, and that no one is adversely affected by prolonged ACM presence.
If removal is not an option, we can also encapsulate asbestos in Ipswich
Encapsulating asbestos is a way to make your property safe without having to remove all ACM from the building. Asbestos encapsulation is a good solution if moving ACM is too risky or impractical. With encapsulation, the asbestos is entirely covered and enclosed by a protective covering, allowing the ACM to remain in place without posing any further health risks.
The potentially highly disruptive procedure of asbestos disposal can be eliminated by adopting the encapsulation method as opposed to total removal. It can be completed swiftly and effectively, minimising disturbances all around.
Drawing upon extensive knowledge and experience to handle demolition, strip out, site clearance or land remediation projects.
We are fully licensed and accredited, providing asbestos surveys & removal services.
Working across a wide range of construction disciplines in both public and private sectors to provide cost effective building solutions.
Our accrued knowledge and skillset in all fields of the construction industry has allowed us to evolve and grow organically into the development sector.
Asbestos Removal Services in Ipswich
At DES Holdings have more than 30 years of experience in safe asbestos removal in Ipswich and the wider Suffolk area. You can put your total trust in us to safely and legally remove asbestos in all its forms. Our highly skilled team will complete your job quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively.
Contact us for a free, no-obligation quote and turn over all your concerns about asbestos management to the professionals at DES Holdings.