Category Archives: About asbestos

Asbestos Awareness Brought to the Public Attention

It’s not just tradespeople and contractors who should be aware of asbestos, members of the public also need to be informed about where asbestos may be hiding in their homes. With this in mind, the Derbyshire Asbestos Support Team have organised an interactive programme currently being displayed on a huge screen in Chesterfield. Their aim […]

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Changes to the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme

The government scheme designed to help mesothelioma sufferers and their families is undergoing a radical change as far as payouts are concerned. Sufferers of this devastating disease, caused by exposure to asbestos, will be entitled to claim compensation to the extent of 100% of the average civil claim. Previously limited to 80%, this significant increase […]

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Asbestos: where is it hiding?

It is now against the law to use asbestos in building works, so new builds will be free from this dangerous substance. There are still many areas in older buildings constructed before 2000 where asbestos could be hiding, however, so let’s take a look at where these might be. Ceiling and floor cavities Loose fill […]

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