Asbestos contaminated floor adhesive removed in refurb

The Preparation Group, specialists in surface and floor preparation, removal and finishing were contracted by the council to remove floor adhesive containing traces of asbestos from a block of flats in Huddersfield.

The building comprised of ten floors and equipment had to be manually lifted to each level as the lift had been disabled. The company’s 250 Grinder fitted with a PCD (Polycrystalline Diamond) Plate was used which lifted the adhesive without generating heat which can make it softer and stickier, with a 180 Grinder fitted with PCD discs employed to complete the edges. Debris and fine dust particles were collected safely by an M450 industrial vacuum fitted with an ‘H’ grade filter and the contaminated material, contained in special asbestos bags.

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