Avoiding Construction Project Delays

Your Soil Investigation will tell you if asbestos has been identified. If the asbestos is at a level above the hazardous waste threshold, personnel can be exposed and substantial delays to construction projects occur through unplanned remediation works.

Until the middle of the 1980’s, asbestos was used as a common building material in many industrial sites and other structures. Current legislation ensures that asbestos is removed from building and structures and disposed of in a correct manner, unfortunately many of these historic buildings were demolished in situ and have been disposed of in brownfield locations. These sites contain asbestos containing materials and free fibres within the soil structure.

Our rates are recognised as the best in the industry

Premier offers a fully licensed service for disposal. Asbestos may be hand-sorted where possible on-site or at a licensed treatment centre to reduce volumes sent to landfill.

If you need advice and guidance on what to do with asbestos within your property, our experts are on hand to guide you. We will tell you exactly what needs to be done at each stage until the project is completed.

To get further information of how Premier can solve your asbestos problem; please call 01784 472244, email info@premiermaterials.co.uk or complete our ‘call back’ form and we will be in touch within 2 hours.

Japanese knotweed

The damage it has already caused to commercial and domestic sites is practically unquantifiable and it now occupies a site in every 10km of England and Wales. The aggressive growth pattern means it is capable of exposing weaknesses in hard engineered structures such as concrete, tarmac, brick walls and foundations.

Japanese knotweed is a strong-growing, clump-forming perennial, with 2m tall, dense annual stems suppressing all other growth. Eradication requires experience and determination as it is very hard to remove by hand or with chemicals.

Specific problems caused by Japanese Knotweed are:
• Damage to paving and tarmac areas
• Damage to retaining wall structures
• Damage to building foundations
• Damage to flood defence structures
• Damage to archaeological sites
• Reduction in land values

More recently, we have come across cases where the presence of Japanese Knotweed has caused problems such as the refusal of a mortgage or refusal from Local Authority to grant planning permission until it is eradicated.

Japanese Knotweed is now classed as “controlled waste” under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and requires disposal at licensed landfill sites.

Complying with regulations
Environmental agency regulations and permits are constantly changing and we guarantee that we are always up to date. As a licensed contractor, Premier will make sure you are a regulatory compliant and you have correctly disposed of Japanese knotweed and other invasive weeds.

If you suspect have an evasive weeds problem and you would like to find out how we can dispose of it and how much it will cost:

please call 01784 472244, email info@premiermaterials.co.uk or complete our ‘call back’ form and we will be in touch within 2 hours.