Asbestos Artex removal

FreeD

Private Member
Just wondering if anyone has experience working for an asbestos removal company...how do they deal with lathe and plaster ceilings covered with asbestos artex...especially if they show signs of cracking etc...do they seal off the room and remove the whole ceiling?
 

zombie

Private Member
Just wondering if anyone has experience working for an asbestos removal company...how do they deal with lathe and plaster ceilings covered with asbestos artex...especially if they show signs of cracking etc...do they seal off the room and remove the whole ceiling?

Seriousley??????? For Artex???????
 

FreeD

Private Member
Seriousley??????? For Artex???????

Only asking as a customer of mine had an Asbestos removal company in to remove the Artex they sealed off the rooms but then hacked off all the plaster from the walls and took down the ceilings....the customer wasn't happy as they said despite sealing off there was dust everywhere!!!
 

FreeD

Private Member
As plasterers we either cover up or over board...but even over boarding we have to knock holes in ceiling so small exposure.
 

paulf

Well-Known Member
I charge £500 , send me the address
500 :risas:
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zombie

Private Member
Only asking as a customer of mine had an Asbestos removal company in to remove the Artex they sealed off the rooms but then hacked off all the plaster from the walls and took down the ceilings....the customer wasn't happy as they said despite sealing off there was dust everywhere!!!

For standard Artex ceilings any company professing it contains hazardous levels of asbestos are just charlatans!
 

lurpak

Artex Boy
Only asking as a customer of mine had an Asbestos removal company in to remove the Artex they sealed off the rooms but then hacked off all the plaster from the walls and took down the ceilings....the customer wasn't happy as they said despite sealing off there was dust everywhere!!!

the real shock will be when the NASA spaceman looking asbestos team come back and skim it
 

brimplas1

Well-Known Member
As plasterers we either cover up or over board...but even over boarding we have to knock holes in ceiling so small exposure.
We very rarely knock holes in, bit of guess work for the 1st screw then mark 400mm/450mm/600mm to find the 2nd to find what joist centres are then just repeat....
 

Fatarm

Trainee mod
Just wondering if anyone has experience working for an asbestos removal company...how do they deal with lathe and plaster ceilings covered with asbestos artex...especially if they show signs of cracking etc...do they seal off the room and remove the whole ceiling?
I do work for an asbestos removal outfit.
Lath /plaster lids...they sheet up,seal up doors etc and drop the full lid..just leave the lath.
I come in board it and plaster it...
All the sheeting protection is left down for me (y)
They have two guys all the protection stuff signage , H&S etc.
Big fans in the room blowing all the dust out the window......big coin in the asbestos removal game..
 

FreeD

Private Member
I do work for an asbestos removal outfit.
Lath /plaster lids...they sheet up,seal up doors etc and drop the full lid..just leave the lath.
I come in board it and plaster it...
All the sheeting protection is left down for me (y)
They have two guys all the protection stuff signage , H&S etc.
Big fans in the room blowing all the dust out the window......big coin in the asbestos removal game..

So all the waste has to be disposed of as licensed waste?
 

Wayners

Well-Known Member
They take it down. Dust everywhere. Not sealed off very well. Think it's low risk but such a mess. Dust can go up through floor boards to above room. Has to be a better way but not that I've seen. I expected dust free room but far from it. The carpet was still down and looked like no sheets were used to cover it. That must of had asbestos in.
 

essexandy

The Lake Governor
I do work for an asbestos removal outfit.
Lath /plaster lids...they sheet up,seal up doors etc and drop the full lid..just leave the lath.
I come in board it and plaster it...
All the sheeting protection is left down for me (y)
They have two guys all the protection stuff signage , H&S etc.
Big fans in the room blowing all the dust out the window......big coin in the asbestos removal game..
If they're blowing all the dust out of the windows that can't possibly be the correct method. The dust should be contained and dealt with, not moved somewhere else.
 
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