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Asbestos Testing Service

Here at Terence Martin Ltd we take Asbestos Analysis seriously. Asbestos was used extensively as a building material in Great Britain from the 1950s through to the mid 1990s. Some areas in your home where you may find asbestos include:

  • Eaves, gutters and rainwater fall pipes
  • Boilers, water tanks and central heating flues
  • Garage and shed roofs
  • Linings for walls, ceilings and doors
  • Insulation panels in some storage heaters
  • Bath panels and Beneath sink units
  • Loose asbestos packing between floors and in partition walls
  • Floor tiles
  • Ceiling and wall finishes and textured coatings

It can be very hard to identify asbestos, but if you suspect you are living with it don't panic. We are here to help you whether you require a full survey, an Asbestos Sampling Kit or a Lab Analysis of your material it couldn’t be easier.

Our Asbestos Testing Service will provide you with UKAS Lab Certified results within 2 - 5 working days of receiving your sample material. Follow the safety instructions below to obtain your sample and send by post to us. Once you have received your results by email you can contact us for further advice if your sample is positively identified as Asbestos, but in most cases materials that arouse suspicion have no Asbestos content whatsoever.

Taking a sample of the suspected material can be very easy for you to do by following the instructions below.

How to obtain and send your sample:

  • Dampen area with water spray or similar
  • Using pliers / knife carefully take sample (approximate size 20 pence piece)
  • Place inside sealable plastic bag (a sandwich bag is acceptable) then double bag
  • Label sample with date and where taken from (e.g. walls) and fill out form
  • Place sample, form and your payment cheque (unless using Paypal) into envelope and post back to us ensuring the correct postage for the envelope to be delivered has been paid.

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Asbestos Testing Service


Our services are available to householders and businesses alike and there is no limit to the amount of samples you can send. If you require more than 5 samples processed please call for our unique quote.

To download our testing information form please click here

For information on our specialist services please click on the appropriate page or should you wish to purchase one of our DIY Asbestos Sample Safety Kits (which includes your first sample cost) please click here

To talk to one of our surveyors
please call us on 0845 474 5031

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ABBE Accredited
Stroma Accredited
Elmhurst Accredited
The Institute Of Fire Engineers