Read about our Asbestos Case Studies

Find out more about some of the work we have carried out with the likes of the Environment Agency and Northampton Borough Council.

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We have worked on various high profile jobs, including the delivery of asbestos surveys for the Environment Agency, and ensuring Northampton Borough Council tenants did not disturb existing asbestos.

Read on to find out more about some of the asbestos removal, surveys and testing our team have been involved in.


Ensuring the delivery of asbestos surveys at the Environment Agency

The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012 places an explicit duty on the owners and occupiers to assess and manage the risks from the presence of asbestos.

The scope of the works required was to carry out asbestos management surveys to positively identify asbestos containing materials (ACMs). Samples were required to be taken where safe access was possible to confirm the type, extent and condition of asbestos present. Asbestos management surveys were required to be carried out by a UKAS accredited organisation in accordance with ISO 17020. Sample testing was required to be carried out by a UKAS accredited laboratory in accordance with ISO 17025.

An asbestos register with associated material risk assessments were required to be created together with associated plans of the Site.

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Ensuring Northampton Borough Council tenants are safe from disturbing asbestos

After successfully being awarded a three year contract with Northampton Borough Council, we were tasked to undertake between 250 and 300 individual Asbestos Refurbishment Surveys for the council each month. The properties to be surveyed range from small one bedroom flats to large houses of up to six bedrooms, of various ages and types of construction.

The Council requires these surveys for its Decent Homes programme, which it will use to improve the accommodation standards of council-owned properties throughout Northampton. Before any ‘intrusive works’ can be carried out on a property constructed before the year 2000, the law requires such a survey to determine if asbestos is present.

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Asbestos refurbishment surveys with Wellingborough Homes

Wellingborough Homes is a not for profit organisation and is the largest landlord in Wellingborough. It was set up to meet the needs of the people of Wellingborough and the surrounding areas and has around 6,500 properties comprising of bungalows, flats and houses.

Acorn Analytical Services assist Wellingborough Homes with asbestos refurbishment surveys of void properties.

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Asbestos surveys and reinspections for Viridian Homes

Viridian Housing is a housing association providing social housing to over 30,000 residents spanning across London and the South East, the Midlands and West Sussex.

They have around 16,000 homes and work in partnership with local authorities, organisations and residents to create safe, sustainable communities.
Acorn Analytical Services assist Viridian with asbestos surveys and reinspections within their properties.

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Ensuring the Statutory Support Services are fully asbestos compliant

Statutory Support Services is an independent national provider of specialist building maintenance services. The clients they provide services to are from various sectors but mainly retail and hospitality.

Statutory Support Services employ Acorn on various contracts to ensure that the end user client is fully asbestos compliant.

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Full provision of asbestos testing for Interserve

Interserve is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies. Interserve’s vision is to redefine the future for people and places.

Acorn were tasked with providing full onsite asbestos testing for the joint venture governments Priority School Building Programme.

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From asbestos testing to a demolition survey with SDC

SDC is a projects based business based in Bedford. Acorn came on board to assist with a number of asbestos related projects including surveys, air monitoring and project management.

Read more about the SDC project by clicking below.

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Sample Testing with Nicholls Colton

Nicholls Colton is a £6M turnover business which provides testing and engineering solutions for civil and environmental engineers, geologists, technicians and chemists.

Discover more about our asbestos sample testing project held at the Nicholls Colton laboratory.

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The BBC Television Centre upgrades

Acorn Analytical Services assisted the BBC with various elements of a major refurbishment project that enabled them to move back in in 2017.

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Surveys and reinspections at Bellrock

Discover more about our full consultancy, survey and reinspection checks with Bellrock.

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Since working with Acorn they have exceeded the council’s expectations with their high standards and innovative working methods.
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– Fiona Price (Asbestos Officer)