Pearl Plastering specialises in the removal of Artex and principally offers this service to customers in the domestic sector. Artex removal isn’t just a case of scraping a previous application from the walls and ceilings of your Edinburgh, Lothian or Fife home. The job requires a detailed survey and analysis to check for signs of asbestos and, if we determine asbestos is present, we establish the safest, least harmful method of removal.
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During the 1970s and 1980s, Artex was a popular coating used on walls and ceilings in UK homes, often to cover surfaces with minor flaws because of its textured finish. What many homeowners didn’t realise at the time is that Artex often contained asbestos to strengthen it.
Today, we all understand the dangers of asbestos but at the time, using it to reinforce coatings and materials was commonplace. This explains why so many homes and businesses in the Edinburgh area have Artex coatings containing asbestos.
Should we discover the presence of asbestos while surveying your home, but the walls and ceilings are in a safe condition, we will recommend that you use our local plasterers to cover over them instead of performing an Artex removal, Should you be insistent that the coating be removed, you will need to liaise with an accredited UKAS air monitoring company first.