The  Control of Asbestos Regulations 2006 require that all of the communal areas of the buildings at Queenswood Gardens should be surveyed to see if there is any asbestos that might be a health hazard to residents, visitors, or workmen.

We commissioned Adams Environmental Ltd a company with nearly 25 years experience in asbestos management to conduct a survey early in 2010.

No asbestos was identified within any of the six blocks at Queenswood Gardens.  As we had anticipated, they found that many of the black panels on the outside of the building contain chrysotile, commonly known as white asbestos.  This confirmed what we had suspected for quite some time.  The good news is that the panels are well sealed and in their present state have a very low potential to release any fibres.  Not all of the panels are made of chrysotile a number of them have been replaced over the years during external decorations with panels that are made of a non-injurious substance.

Adams Environmental's recommendation is that there is no need for us to take any action, such as replacing the panels, although we do need to monitor their condition.  You can rest assured that we will be keeping a close eye on the panels and that any that show any signs of deterioration will be replaced.

The full reports for each block are available to download:

Asbestos Survey Block A The Acorns

Asbestos Survey Block B The Beeches

Asbestos Survey Block C The Cedars

Asbestos Survey Block D The Doves

Asbestos Survey Block E The Elms

Asbestos Survey Block F The Firs


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