Artex Ceiling Asbestos Removal

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Artex or textured coating ceilings were one of the most popular interior decoration trends in Britain until it fell out of fashion. If you have an Artex ceiling that contains asbestos, do not remove it yourself: if you don't know what to look for or how to remove it safely, you could end up increasing your risk of developing a serious illness like mesothelioma.

In this page we'll explain how to identify artex containing asbestos and we'll outline some steps that you should take if your ceiling contains asbestos and also when you should call the experts - Strada Environmental Ltd.


How to Identify Artex

If you have Artex on your ceiling or walls, it's important to know that asbestos was a material commonly used inbuilding materials until 1999.  Asbestos is a mineral that made some paints extremely durable and easy to apply and was highly popular until they understood how dangerous it could be.

Asbestos containing Artex was popular during the 1950s to 1980s, so if you have Artex in your home or workplace, you need to be very careful about how you handle it.  If in any doubt, call Strada Environmental for free consultation.


What to do if your Ceiling contains Asbestos

If you discover that your ceiling contains asbestos, don't panic!  Here are some things to keep in mind:

  • Don't try to remove it yourself. Asbestos is a dangerous material that can cause serious health   If you don't know what you're doing, it's best not to risk exposure by trying to remove asbestos yourself. Please contact us immediately and we will get it tested for you and confirm your next steps forward.
  • Don't try to clean up the area yourself The same holds true if any of the materials have been disturbed. As a rule, just don't touch or start any sort of repair until you have had secure advice from our professionals.
  • Don’t attempt any repairs or renovations on your own either. Please remember if attempted you could disturb the area which would create dust from the activity which would have otherwise remained contained inside those joints or other structures in place within the building framework.
  • If in any doubt please call our offices to have the area tested and free consultation.


Removal of Artex containing Asbestos should be removed by Professionals only!

Removing artex containing asbestos can be a dangerous task, so it is important to do it safely.  This means using the right licensed asbestos removal contractor (LARC).

  • Choose Strada Environmental as there are many hazards when working with asbestos, so you need someone who has the correct expertise and training.
  • At Strada we always use the correct plant and equipment. Our engineers will be wearing a respirator mask and other safety equipment including disposable overalls and protective clothing.


Hopefully, we have helped you understand a little more about the dangers of Artex or textured coating and how it should be removed.  Remember that it is important to be careful when removing asbestos from your home or office, as this can be dangerous for yourself and others around you. It’s always best to leave asbestos removal jobs in the hands of professionals. Please feel free to contact any of our Strada offices for a free consultation/quotation service.

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