Asbestos and protective gear

Don’t panic if you think you have asbestos in your home – it’s not an issue unless it gets disturbed or damaged. Don’t attempt to remove it. Let us know.

Before you undertake any improvements to alterations to your home, for your safety and the safety of your family, please ask us to check if there is asbestos.

Report or check for asbestos

Please contact KNH

  • We can check our records to see if it’s likely that any materials containing asbestos are in your home
  • We have specialist staff who can undertake surveys and risk assessments
  • We also have a team of qualified staff who can handle and remove asbestos safely.

What asbestos is

Asbestos is a naturally occurring material, its fibres are strong and heat resistant which led to its use in a wide range of building materials commonly used in the construction of houses and buildings since the early 1900s.

Don't worry though, materials containing asbestos are not dangerous if properly segregated and maintained in a good condition.

When it is dangerous

When it is damaged or disturbed by being sanded, scrubbed, drilled or sawn, it can become potentially harmful to health as it can release harmful fibres into the air.

Exposure to these fibres at a low level is unlikely to harm your health but exposure to a lot of asbestos fibres can lead to respiratory problems that can be harmful.

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