Licensed Asbestos in Surrey, London & Home Counties

While some types of asbestos are quite easy to manage, higher risk forms must be dealt with by a licensed asbestos contractor.

When is a Licensed Asbestos Contractor Required?

The HSE states that 5,000 workers are still killed every year by exposure to asbestos, so it’s vital that any asbestos at your property is dealt with safely, and in some cases, as quickly as possible.

Situations which may require more specialist action include high intensity exposure, where large volumes of asbestos are present, the work will take place over a longer period, or the condition of the material containing the asbestos is putting others at risk.

The three main types of asbestos are:

  • Crocidolite (blue)
  • Amosite (brown)
  • Chrysotile (white)


While all of these are dangerous, crocidolite and amosite are more hazardous because they’re more friable.

Asbestos poses the most risks to your health if its fibres become airborne when materials are disturbed.

Therefore, before work such as strip outs and demolitions or refurbishments can take place, you may require surveys and tests to be carried out to ensure workers and occupants aren’t put at unnecessary risk.

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Licensed Asbestos

Types of asbestos-containing materials which may require a licensed contractor to be involved include:

  • Limpet asbestos (sprayed asbestos coatings)

  • Lagging (on pipes & boilers)
  • Asbestos millboard
  • Loose fill insulation
  • Loose or fine debris & dust from materials containing asbestos
  • AIB – Asbestos Insulating Board

If you’re unsure whether the asbestos at your property or site requires assistance from a licensed contractor, including whether it exceeds safe control limits, please speak to a member of the Goodbye Asbestos team.

  • "I have asked Goodbye Asbestos to remove my asbestos roof and replace it with insulated corrugated metal panels. I recommend them highly as I am very pleased with the quality of their workmanship, their attentive service and communications."

    Stefano Ferrari
  • "Very professional and friendly service. Initialy spoke with Andy who gave us a quote and date for the work to be done. Chris and Jeff arrived on time and completely removed our garage although it was pouring with rain. They cleared all the rubbish and left the area clean. Would thoughly recomend this company. Work carried out in Crawley, West Sussex."

    Alan Barrett
  • "I had my asbestos water tank removed from my loft in Croydon. Chris did a great job. They had about a weeks lead time. I needed this done ASAP and they were able to prioritise it and we booked it in next day. Thanks to Andy"

    Danny Williams
  • "Arrived at 8 am to remove an asbestos board found behind a panel.

    After reassuring my wife that the house wasn’t contaminated with asbestos fibres, the team were very efficient and thorough. An air test was also carried out which confirmed that no asbestos particles were present. Thank you Goodbye Asbestos."

    Louis Parsons
  • "I had the demolition of an asbestos garage done by 'Goodbye Asbestos' and couldn't recommend them more, they were highly professional, clean and extremely polite."

    Megan Forrester
  • "I was really pleased to find a company that could dispose of an old asbestos garage that had already been dismantled and stacked in my garden for years. I thought it was going to be much more hassle than it was and was pleasantly surprised at the cost. The guys arrived and were polite, courteous and efficient. No hidden charges or additions to the quote. I will happily recommend them to friends and family."

    Gerard Lenihan
  • "Really helpful and flexible and collected all my asbestos with no hassle. And significantly cheaper than anyone else I could find. Would fully recommend them."

    Andrew Crossley
  • "Goodbye Asbestos cleared away an old concrete prefab garage for me this weekend. The job was slightly bigger than the team was expecting on arrival but they just got on and sorted it out. They were polite, fast and tidy. Would definitely recommend."

    J Cascarina
  • "A very quick service. Andy really helped me out when my electrician had to stop work as it was suspected that our kitchen ceiling could be asbestos. He came round the next day and a couple of samples were taken. The results showed no asbestos. I was relieved."

    James Higton
  • "I have used Goodbye Asbestos twice, once removing an old asbestos shed and recently my large garage which had an asbestos roof. The guys are efficient, clean and friendly. All wear the appropriate clothing whilst handling the asbestos. Organising the quote and the demolition was easy. I'd highly recommend Goodbye Asbestos for any Asbestos removal you may require."

    Callum Stott
  • "Removed an asbestos garage roof, whole shed with asbestos roof, and then when there was further asbestos at the end of the garden took that too. Worked very hard solidly for two hours, loaded sheets, wore masks and suits. Great service and solved a big problem for me."

    Elizabeth Anderson
  • "Great service, friendly staff and competitive price. The asbestos was picked up by a diligent worker who came back and checked that there were no small bits on the ground. That really impressed me. Would recommend."

    James Goldbridge
  • "A big thank you to Chris and the team for the superb job they did dismantling our horrible old asbestos/concrete garage! It was all done very quickly and professionally. They wore PPE and the asbestos roof panels were securely wrapped in plastic sheeting. The site was left clean and tidy afterwards. I also appreciated your sending me your waste licence and a copy of your insurance which was very reassuring."

    Hugh Walton
  • "I had 40 sqm of aertex ceiling removed in my house and the price came out as reasonable (particularly against 3 other quotes I had for the job). The job was completed in one day which I was chuffed with and the guys made sure that the house was safe for us to live in afterwards. Very happy with Goodbye Asbestos, would highly recommend."

    Olivia Lands
  • "Extremely quick response from Andy on my initial online quote. Very helpful from first contact on the phone clarifying all my questions and issues particularly around the difficult access to the back of the property. Excellent price to remove asbestos shed roof as well as demolish and remove rest of the shed. Arrived when they said they would, did the job fast and well, left no mess. Would definitely recommend."

    Phil Blue
  • "Andy was professional and efficient and clear. I knew when his team were coming and his team explained how they intended to approach the job whilst on site. The disposal of my garage asbestos roof was made easy and achieved punctually. I would recommend Andy and his team to anyone."

    James Mapley
  • "Sent email about an asbestos test on textured ceiling, replied immediately and arranged the test 2 days later. 5th March arrived at the arranged time and sample taken, very professional and extremely nice technician. The certificate arrived mid-morning 8th March. If work is required on ceilings will definitely use this company, very competitive rates."

    Charles Shaw
  • "On finding Marley tiles on our floors we were in urgent need of having them removed. Goodbye Asbestos were amazing. They booked us in really quickly and on time, came and scraped up all the offending tiles and gripper rods. They disposed of the rubbish and sealed the under floor, leaving us ready for the laying of our new flooring. A job well done."

    Paul Tootill
  • "I wanted to say a big thank you to Chris and the team for the superb job they did this morning in dismantling our horrible old asbestos/concrete garage! It was all done very quickly and professionally. They wore PPE and the asbestos roof panels were securely wrapped in plastic sheeting. The site was left clean and tidy afterwards. I also appreciated your sending me your waste licence and a copy of your insurance which was very reassuring as one reads some horror stories about waste disposal cowboys."

    Gordon Taylor
  • "Goodbye Asbestos provided a very polite and professional service on a pre-purchase where a suspicious material was identified by a surveyor. Tom gave us a quick turn around and timeframe and kept us updated throughout the process. Would highly recommend for a no fuss experience!"

    Elizabeth Packham

How Can We Help You?

Here at Goodbye Asbestos, we provide licensed asbestos services through one of our close partners. We’ll visit your property to assess your needs, offering fast asbestos sampling and testing to analyse whether asbestos is present in any materials, as well as its type and condition. At non-domestic premises, those responsible for maintenance must manage the asbestos and comply with all terms set out by the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, so we can help you meet your duties. Work should only commence once a full risk assessment has been completed and action taken if required.

Why work with us and our licensed contractor partner?

  • Free, no obligation advice from our experts
  • Fast, efficient results (including emergency response services)
  • Professional asbestos surveys, sampling & analysis
  • Asbestos management plans
  • Safe asbestos removal services

We work across Surrey at homes, commercial properties and industrial sites, tailoring our services to your needs.

Get Expert Advice Now

Are you searching for a licensed asbestos Surrey contractor or need advice on the type of service you require? Call now on 0800 024 6203 to speak to our asbestos specialists.