At Gwella we have the capability of undertaking a range of asbestos removal and remediation projects throughout the United Kingdom.
We have the experience, skills and knowledge to deliver projects of all sizes, to a range of sectors including domestic, industrial and commercial clients. As a licensed asbestos removal contractor, we undertake work to the highest standards ensuring safety is at the forefront on all our projects.
Our project teams have the experience to act as principal contractors during the enabling phase of the project through to construction.
We utilise the latest technology to ensure projects are monitored through each phase of the works, providing you with “peace of mind” that works are being delivered safely. In addition we undertake impartial auditing utilising external organisations, which enables us to ensure we are providing consistency across all our teams.
Gwella have all the relevant industry accreditations to provide you with confidence you are appointing a contractor with the relevant skills and competencies to undertake your works.
Examples of different types of asbestos removal work
Examples of licensable work
removing sprayed coatings (limpet asbestos)
removal or other work which may disturb pipe lagging any work involving loose fill insulation
work on asbestos millboard
cleaning up significant quantities of loose/fine debris containing ACM dust (where the work is not sporadic and of low intensity, the control limit will be exceeded or it is not short duration work)
work on AIB, where the risk assessment indicates that it will not be of short duration
Examples of notifiable non-licensable work
asbestos cement products (eg roof sheeting) where the material will be substantially damaged or broken up (eg as a result of fire or flood damage)
asbestos cement products (eg roof sheeting) where the material will be substantially broken up, creating significant quantities of dust and debris (eg ‘dropping’ an asbestos cement roof)
removal of asbestos paper and cardboard products if not firmly bonded in a matrix
large-scale removal of textured decorative coatings using steaming or gelling methods (eg beyond that required for maintenance activities such as installation/replacement of smoke alarms and fittings)
minor, short duration work to remove asbestos insulating board as part of a refurbishment project
minor short duration work involving asbestos insulation eg repairing minor damage to a small section of pipe insulation where the exterior coating has been broken or damaged
Examples of Non-licensed work
Cleaning up small quantities of loose/ fine debris containing ACM dust (where the work is sporadic and of low intensity, the control limit will not be exceeded and it is short duration work)
Drilling of textured decorative coatings for installation of fixtures/fittings
Encapsulation and sealing-in work on asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) that are in good condition
Most removal of bonded asbestos materials such as asbestos cement products, vinyl floor tiles, bitumen, felts and rubber products