Asbestos Hazards: Replacing/Fitting Bargeboards

February 21, 2013 2:33 pm Published by

When it comes to protecting your property from the ravages of time and the continuous onslaught of nature’s elements there are many things that you can do in order to achieve this goal, the professional fitting or replacing of Barge boards is just one of the many very good property protection measures that you can choose.

Barge Boards are an ideal addition to any property that will effectively cover up or replace weathered or rotten timber fascia’s and boards thus protecting your home and eliminating the need for on-going protective maintenance.
There are many necessary skills required to properly design and fit good quality Barge boards that will be provided by the qualified tradesman that undertakes the work but in addition to these skills is the very important issue of health and safety. Obviously the height at which the work takes place is one concern necessitating for, among other things, the use of professionally erected scaffolding but there is also the issue of potentially hazardous materials that could have been used in the construction of your home including Asbestos.
Although the use of Asbestos has been banned for use by the construction industry for many years there are still many existing structures that have this potentially lethal material incorporated into the very fabric of their construction.
The roof is not exempt from this issue as certain parts of the structure and fixings of the eaves in many older properties were constructed using varying amounts of Asbestos making Bargeboard replacement or installation a job only suited for the highly skilled and experienced in the industry.
Any removal, replacement and or maintenance should only be considered after expert inspection and recommendation with regards to these issues.
If you are considering safely replacing your existing Barge boards or installing high quality new ones contact us.
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