Asbestos Testing Laboratory

Here in Newhaven, at our own UKAS accredited laboratory, our highly qualified lab technicians provide asbestos bulk identification services.

What do we do on asbestos laboratory tests?

Our surveyors can come to you to safely take and collect samples from your site, or we welcome samples that are securely sent to our laboratory to be tested (all samples sent to the office must be clearly labelled).

Sample results will be provided by our laboratory within 48 hours of receiving your sample.

Request a more information on our asbestos lab testing service

Complete our online form to receive a no obligation quote and book your asbestos lab test. Or call us on 01273 510011. Or send as an email and we’ll give you a call back.

How we do asbestos laboratory testing

Our lab testing process has been refined and proven over the years. It is designed to be responsive, and efficient and get you the results you need in quick time

Enquiry received
Sample collected or sent in and received
Sample tested in our lab
Results provided within 48 hours
Report and further advice given

Trusted asbestos testing in our laboratory

Within our UKAS accredited testing laboratory (No. 2713), all samples are analysed by our qualified and expert analysts that deliver accurate and trusted results. All of our analysts are P401 qualified and have years of experience dealing with asbestos.

We work to the ISO/IEC 17025 standards laid out in HSG 248 Asbestos: The analyst’s guide for sampling, analysis & clearance procedures.


Is my property likely to contain asbestos?

Any building built before the year 2000 has the potential to contain asbestos. Asbestos can be found in various places of a home such as pipes, flues, roofs, sprayed coatings, textured ceilings, insulating board, floor tiles, water tanks, lagging on pipes and boilers and textiles.

What do I do if I discover asbestos during work on a site?

If you suspect there is asbestos present you should stop work immediately, seal off the area, put a warning sign up and keep the area clear. Once you have reported the find, you should have this sampled and tested to confirm if there is asbestos and if so, what type of asbestos is there.

Can I identify asbestos?

Asbestos requires specialist P401 qualified analysis within a laboratory identification utilising microscopes. When it comes to accurately identifying asbestos it is always safest to leave this to professionals.

If asbestos is found in my property, do I need to have it removed?

No, but it must be managed for safety, if asbestos is in good condition and kept undisturbed, it is safer to leave it as it is. It is important to be aware of asbestos within your property in case you have work that could potentially disturb it.

Dropped an emergency sample in and received the results within hours. Amstech went above and beyond to ensure my works weren’t delayed. Fast yet extremely professional service. I know I can count on Amstech with any future works.
Remzi Mehmet
Evergreen Waste Removal Services

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