Asbestos removal

Non-licensed Asbestos Removal

Denton Hope personnel are experienced in carrying out the safe removal and disposal of asbestos containing materials (ACMs). We have an in-depth knowledge and plenty of experience in asbestos regulation, testing requirements and consultancy. Working with and removing ACMs falls into 3 categories in accordance with the associated risk of the ACM:

1. Licensed works in which the contractor must hold a HSE license (most friable and high-risk ACMs and fully controlled)

2. Non licensed Notifiable works (NNLW) where control measure and equipment may be required to stop the spread of asbestos such as textured coating scrapes. No license is required, but the HSE must be notified

3. Non licensed works. Lowest risk and non-licensable and non-notifiable

Non licensed asbestos removal is the lowest risk asbestos removal, but still requires a great deal of training, experience, insurance, and equipment to ensure the methodologies and practices adhere to current HSE guidance & regulation. All works must demonstrate they can be carried out in such a way that the exposure of workers to asbestos will not exceed the legal control limit of 0.1 asbestos fibres per cubic centimetre of air (0.1 f/cm3).

In general Denton Hope can undertake non licensed removal works which may include some of the following materials and product types:

Cement ceilings

It is vital to take cement ceilings down very carefully and methodically, always bearing asbestos presence in mind. We have the right expertise, experience, and equipment.

Cement roofs

Cement roofs can contain dangerous asbestos. As with every asbestos removal project, it is a job best left to professionals who understand the risks.

Cement soffits

Do you want to safely dispose of old, asbestos-containing cement soffits? We are always happy to help, using the correct materials and methods.

Cement down pipes and cement guttering

Cement downpipes and cement guttering can often contain asbestos and like every material containing it, they deserve very careful treatment.

Cement water tanks

Old cement water tanks can contain asbestos, which makes their removal a job for the professionals. Don’t put yourself at risk, call us in.


Many types of tiles are full of asbestos, including asbestos-rich floor tiles. We are highly experienced in removing them safely, leaving no trace behind.

Bitumen adhesive

Old bitumen adhesives contain white asbestos, making them a clear candidate for expert treatment. Our team members remove bitumen adhesive carefully and safely.

Textured coating (non-abrasive techniques only)

We can remove asbestos-containing textured coatings under some circumstances, as long as they are non-abrasive coatings.


Floor screeds can contain asbestos, making them a prime candidate for removal by people who know how to stay safe and keep others safe.


Where it is suitable, and subject to material assessment, we will take down and take away old encapsulation materials containing asbestos.

Other materials

We can safely remove more types of asbestos, subject to laboratory and site condition assessments. Feel free to enquire.

Our approach

1. Initial assessment to determine our suitability, this may require laboratory testing if no evidence is provided
2. Job set up by experienced and trained asbestos consultant
3. Submission of RAMs and plan of work, including all site personal training, face fits tests and medicals + company insurance details
4. Supervised safe removal and disposal of ACMs
5. Third party UKAS accredited air Monitoring on every job to ensure control limit is not breached on reoccupation
6. Waste Consignment Note (Denton Hope upper tier waste carrier)
7. Third party certificate of visual cleanliness on completion of every job

Demolition Soft Strip

Demolition soft stripping may be required prior to the commence of refurbishment works, ensuring the work area is clear, safe, and well prepared to facilitate the perfect project. An area of soft strip may include all materials up to the building fabric. Denton Hope planning, quality and health & safety protocols will be followed to deliver safe and efficient soft strip service. Denton Hope will recycle materials and waste to landfill where possible to reduce environmental impact.

A soft strip may include the following:

Desktop study to evaluate projects and risks

UKAS Asbestos and HAZMAT surveys can be arranged if required

NL Asbestos removal (Removal of licensable asbestos materials can be arranged)

Removal internal walls and ceilings

Removal of temporary structures

Removal of M&E equipment

Soft fixtures and fitting such as furniture and carpets

Asbestos Removal

Asbestos Removal

There are three kinds of asbestos commonly found in UK buildings: Chrysotile, Amosyte and Crocidolite. They contain different levels of asbestos fibres, which come with serious health risks like asbestosis, mesothelioma and other asbestos-led cancers. All three types of asbestos were banned in the UK in 1999. While you can carry out your own asbestos removal, it is a job best left to the professionals who have the correct asbestos removal skills, equipment, and experience. We will make the premises safe quickly and efficiently, so you can get on with running the business.
Asbestos Disposal

Asbestos Disposal

Asbestos was an extremely effective material. It solved all manner of construction issues. But it also comes with terrible risks to health for humans and animals. In 1999 the dangers of asbestos were officially recognised for the first time in the UK, leading to a wholesale ban of the mineral. Asbestos disposal has been an issue ever since, with potentially millions of buildings containing one or other of the top three asbestos types found here. Our asbestos disposal team will remove the risk for you, cleaning the space of asbestos to leave it safe and ready for use.
Air Monitoring

Air Monitoring

Chrysotile is the most common type of asbestos used in the UK, accounting for more than 90% of asbestos in commercial premise. Amosite, also called brown asbestos, is the second most common, followed by the rare blue asbestos or Crocidolite, once widely used in insulation materials. Air monitoring is essential to establish the danger levels of all three substances, and we can do that for you. With our help you’ll know the exact level of un-removable asbestos in the premises via air monitoring, giving you the insights and statistics you need to keep people safe into the future.
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