Asbestos is a dangerous substance that is banned from use in the UK. Unsurprisingly, there are a number of legal obligations and complexities for owners of buildings who discover that asbestos is present somewhere on the premises. Asbestos could potentially be found on any property in the UK that was... read more →
Asbestos is a naturally occurring substance that can be dangerous to human health. It was previously used extensively in construction until it was banned outright from use in the UK in 1999. As a great deal of asbestos remains in properties, businesses have legal obligations to protect staff and anyone... read more →
Asbestos was a popular building material prior to the 1970s, until it was discovered to be a carcinogen. It’s typically found in duct and pipe insulation, loft insulation, floor tiles and cement asbestos siding. But exposure to asbestos has life-threatening risks connected to it so, if it’s detected in your... read more →
Asbestos is a naturally occurring material that was used for many years in a variety of different ways as a part of building construction. Unfortunately, it was gradually understood that asbestos fibres, when breathed into the lungs, can have a disastrous effect on our health. It was banned from use... read more →
Asbestos is one of those words that no homebuyer wants to hear. Subsidence is another one – but that’s a whole other story. Here at Crucial Environmental, we deal with asbestos-related enquiries on a daily basis, so we thought we would share our expert knowledge. So, what exactly is asbestos,... read more →
There can be no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive effect on everyone across the world including both individuals and businesses. However, it isn’t always appreciated that the pandemic has made it very difficult to carry out work that can be deemed essential. Any work involving asbestos... read more →
Asbestos is well known as a carcinogenic material. It was banned from use in 1999, but had been used extensively in the construction of all types of buildings including houses and flats through the 1960s and 1970s. So, it may well be the case that you could find that you... read more →
Many people assume that there simply can’t be asbestos in their home. Firstly, they might reason that any asbestos would have been removed by now, as the material was banned from use in 1999. Secondly, they could believe that they would have been told about asbestos when they bought the... read more →
If you are buying a property it is natural to want to gather as much information as possible to ensure that you are making an informed decision. Almost all homebuyers will invest in a survey of the property to make sure that it is free from underlying issues and defects... read more →
Asbestos is well known as a substance that is dangerous for humans. When the fibres are released into the atmosphere they can be breathed into the lungs. Exposure to asbestos is directly linked to a number of very serious chronic conditions and can decrease quality of life as well as... read more →
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