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ASBESTOSA Problem That Isn’t Going Away Any Time Soon

October 2022

The importation, supply and use of all asbestos have been banned in the UK since 1999, so why is it an issue that isn’t going away any time soon?

Before the ban of asbestos was introduced, it was used in many products, including insulation material for buildings, boilers and pipes; car brakes and floor tiles, insulating board to protect buildings and ships against fire; asbestos cement for roofing sheets and pipes.

Due to this wide and varied use for a number of years before the ban it can be found in any building built before the year 2000 meaning the issue will not be going away any time soon.

“As an experienced Asbestos Surveyor, it does not come as a surprise to me that there is still an estimated six million tonnes of asbestos spread across 1.5 million buildings in the UK*. It is therefore important due to the sheer volume it is managed correctly.”

Ashley Richardson

Director at Qube Environmental


If you own or are responsible for the maintenance of a commercial building, you have a legal responsibility to manage the Asbestos in that building. 

How can Qube Environmental assist you?

As independent and impartial Asbestos compliance experts, we can provide detailed information and impartial advice for your site. We can assist with services such as:

We can also assist with Legionella services such as, Legionella risk Assessments, Water Testing, Routine Monitoring, Tank Cleaning, TMV Servicing and more.

Contact Us

If you would like to chat anything through or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly team of experts. You can call us on 0808 1080 766 or email

Who Are Qube Environmental?

We are independent and impartial Asbestos & Legionella compliance experts who take pride in our commitment to customer service compliance and safety.

Based in Stafford near Staffordshire we offer a variety of Asbestos & Legionella Services here at Qube. Such as: Asbestos Management Survey, Refurbishment & Demolition Survey, Asbestos Sampling, Legionella Risk Assessment, Legionella Water Testing & Sampling & Routine Monitoring across a number of sectors throughout Stoke on Trent & Staffordshire, Warrington & Cheshire, Birmingham, Coventry & West Midlands, Nottingham & East Midlands, Manchester & North West.

Our team of experts are proud certified members of the Legionella Control Association, Alcumus SafeContractor Approved and Gold SafePQQ verified. We are also ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 certified for the services we offer giving you peace of mind that you’re getting the best advice and guidance.

Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you get compliant and stay compliant!

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