Mallards, Bucklers Hard, Beaulieu

Client: Churchill Retirement Living

This project was undertaken on a former private property, to carry out a comprehensive asbestos removal to various areas throughout multiple buildings on the estate – The Main House, Bungalow, The Cottage and Coach House.

Following our inspections of the Main House it was deemed to be uninhabitable due to extensive contamination, readily accessible to all areas of the property and was not containable in its current state. As a result, access to the property was prohibited until we carried out our extensive asbestos removal/remediation works throughout the floors, ceilings and wall voids.

Before a thorough decontamination could be implemented, access to the void areas needed to be opened up, soft-stripping the majority of the floors and a large number of wall/ceiling areas.

We had several consultations with the client, to ensure all plans were discussed and conveyed to all parties to enable an efficiently run project.

The scope of works for the entirety of this project took over three months to complete within carefully planned and agreed phases. This included the removal of further asbestos containing materials (ACM’s), listed below:

  • AIB (Asbestos Insulating Board) and Millboard
  • Pipe Insulation, debris and residue
  • Textured coatings
  • Cement sheets, shuttering, debris, under cloaking and cowls
  • Toilet Cisterns
  • Damp proof membrane
  • Soffits and under cloaking

Further challenges existed during this project as we began the removal works in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, we ensured that strict procedures were put in place to protect our teams, the client and other trades. These measures included the following:

  • Social distancing in line with government guidelines (minimum 2 metres)
  • Regular washing of hands using soap and water/hand sanitizer
  • Restricted numbers in vans/canteens/offices
  • Procedures displayed in offices/canteen
  • Additional welfare
  • Regular toolbox talks
  • Regular risk assessments of individual tasks