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Frequently Asked Questions

What is asbestos encapsulation?

Asbestos encapsulation is a revolutionary system which offers structural stabilisation, waterproofing and can also increase thermal efficiency for your roof.

Our system has been specifically developed for asbestos cement sheet roofs. These sheets were heavily used in the roofing industry for many years due to their high tensile strength, insulation and fire-retardant properties.

Coating an asbestos roof in situ, eliminates the need to dispose of used asbestos, which is a costly and time-consuming process that is subject to stringent control measures.

How do you apply the asbestos encapsulation?

Stage 1 - Environmentally-friendly biocide is applied to the roof to kill any the moss and algae.

Stage 2 - Structural Stabilising Layer is spray applied to the Asbestos Roof

Stage 3 - Finally our Advanced Waterproofing Layer is spray applied to the Asbestos Roof to provide a seemless waterproof membrane.

Are there any Government grants available for asbestos encapsulation?

If you are a commercial landlord or own a property in the UK, any remediation work on asbestos means that you can claim 150% of the cost as Tax Relief against your company’s profits.

Please call us on 0800 231 5260 for more details.

Why not over-clad my roof?

Roof cladding requires bolts to be drilled into the asbestos roof which release dangerous fibres into the air. Because of the inherent dangers of these asbestos fibres, HSE recommends against disturbing asbestos whenever possible.

Many asbestos roofs are built with concrete portals, meaning the roof is supported by a small number of concrete arches. This means the new roof cannot get enough stability on top of the old one, a common risk of over cladding.

Will there be any disruption?

There is NO disruption to your business. As we don’t remove the asbestos roof, you can continue working. All of our work is completed quickly and with minimal disruption.

What guarantees do you offer?

GLS Coatings offer up to 25 years guarantee on our asbestos encapsulation.

What qualifications does your workforce hold?

We are Members of the British Safety Council and safeguarding the health, safety and wellbeing of our Staff, Clients and Members of the Public is at the heart of everything we do.

When it comes to asbestos – we take no chances and are fully compliant with The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

Our Technicians all hold the UKATA Certificates for Non-Licensable Work with Asbestos, Asbestos Awareness Training, Working at Height, PASMA Training for the Safe Erection and Operation of Mobile Scaffolding, IPAF Mobile Elevating Work Platforms.

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What are my responsibilities regarding asbestos?

The duty to manage asbestos is contained in regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. It requires the person who has the duty (ie the ‘dutyholder’) to:

  • Take reasonable steps to find out if there are materials containing asbestos in non-domestic premises, and if so, its amount, where it is and what condition it is in.
  • Presume materials contain asbestos unless there is strong evidence that they do not.
  • Make, and keep up-to-date, a record of the location and condition of the asbestos- containing materials - or materials which are presumed to contain asbestos.
  • Assess the risk of anyone being exposed to fibres from the materials identified.
  • Prepare a plan that sets out in detail how the risks from these materials will be managed.
  • Take the necessary steps to put the plan into action.
  • Periodically review and monitor the plan and the arrangements to act on it so that the plan remains relevant and up-to-date.
  • Provide information on the location and condition of the materials to anyone who is liable to work on or disturb them

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