Building a new office block
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Building a new office block

We have a big site at work but after the company expanded we were running very short on office space. Most of our accounts team was in a demountable office and they were really hot in summer and cold in winter. It was so much better for the whole team once we got the new office block built on site. This blog talks about the process of building a new office block, including the design and construction of a block for your team. I hope it will be useful for anyone looking to build a new office block on their site.

Building a new office block

Asbestos Removal In Bathrooms: What You Need To Know

Troy Medina

Most people understand just how dangerous asbestos can be, but what do you do when you need to arrange asbestos removal, and more specifically from your bathroom?

What Is Asbestos Exactly?

Asbestos is a material that is highly resistant to fire and heat, which can also be used to insulate properties. As bathrooms can often experience chills and a wet, damp atmosphere, asbestos has historically been installed in these areas. Asbestos removal must be carried out by an accredited and experienced company due to the hazards involved with the removal procedure. 

Steps For Asbestos Removal In The Bathroom

The first stage in the asbestos removal is to carry out a full assessment of the area. There are different types of asbestos, and so it is important to ascertain which is present. One of those types is friable asbestos. This particular variety contains loose fibres that can cause serious illnesses if they are inhaled. Non-friable asbestos, on the other hand, contains bonded fibres which stay intact for long periods if not disturbed. The assessment procedure will also determine which removal procedure should be used. 

Benefits Of Asbestos Removal

There are many health risks involved with exposure to asbestos. Asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma and pleurisy are just some of the conditions that can be caused by exposure to asbestos, and many of these conditions can be fatal. It is, therefore, essential that the removal is carried out by a professional company and the asbestos disposed of in a responsible manner. 

The Cost Of Asbestos Removal

How much you pay for asbestos removal will largely depend on the type of asbestos, the removal procedure and the type of bathroom. While using the services of a licensed contractor may prove to be expensive, the long term benefits are well worth the investment. There really is no price you can put on the health of your family. 

Finding The Right Contractor

Finding a good asbestos removal contractor may require a little research. You will need to ensure they are experienced and accredited before you hire them. With this type of work, you need to be completely sure that the removal procedure will be carried out with the highest level of respect to this hazardous material and with the highest regard to the latest health and safety legislation. You should also shop around for at least 3 quotes as asbestos removal prices can fluctuate quite significantly.