Asbestos Bags at Wickes?
Asbestos skip bag - 17.5m³ (620x240x115cm)
Asbestos Sheet Bag 2 Inliners (310x110x30cm)
Asbestos skip bag - 7m³
Wickes do not Sell Asbestos Bags
Searching for Asbestos Bags at Wickes leads to no result, this is because Wickes, like many other British DIY stores, do not sell asbestos bags. This is because asbestos removal should be carried out by competent individuals with a good knowledge of the rules and regulations surrounding asbestos removal. There are many dangers surrounding the removal and disposal of asbestos waste and as such many UK stores choose not to sell the equipment to the general public.
Our asbestos bags are fully code compliant with EU regulations for asbestos removal in the UK. All our bags have at least one thick polyethylene liner capable of containing the hazardous asbestos waste. We also sell state of the art asbestos bags with a double liner for extra protection, Such as our Bulk Bag, Sheet Bag and Rubble Sack
Here at 123BigBags we also pride ourselves on offering a full range of asbestos bags. Our bags range in size from our small Asbestos Rubble Sacks all the way up to our Extra-Large Asbestos Skip Bag. This is important as it is imperative asbestos is not broken into smaller pieces. The act of breaking asbestos leads to the release of the harmful substance into the atmosphere. By providing bags in a range of sizes we can avoid this dangerous situation. To learn more about the sizes of bulk bags please visit our Bulk Bag Dimensions page.
123bigbags is in no way assosiated with Wickes.
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos removalAsbestos is a fibrous mineral which can be found in various building materials. Asbestos was widely used for insulation purposes in residential buildings around the beginning of the 19th century thanks to its excellent heat insulation properties. Asbestos can cause many problems, however the biggest three are mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. These all occur because asbestos is made up of microscopic particles which once disturbed can be breathed in. The asbestos fibers have a specific shape which causes them to stick to the tissue of respiratory organs resulting in negative health consequences. To help prevent this from happening you can use asbestos bags. There are many products that, in the past, have been produced using asbestos. These include:
-Asbestos cement sheet
-Asbestos roof tiles
-Asbestos insulation boards
Why are Asbestos Bags required in the United Kingdom?
During the 19th century, serious health problems related to asbestos fibers have arised, resulting in asbestos being prohibited in the UK and in most European countries since the 1990's. While asbestos is no longer used in the production of new insulation materials, the removal of insulation products and roofing sheets containing asbestos is a major part when it comes to renovating older buildings. Due to the carcinogenic nature of asbestos, the UK legislation requires special asbestos bags for the removal of asbestos waste. If you are searching for an asbestos collection service have a look at Fallon Pilott Ltd: Asbestos Specialists, our trusted asbestos partners in the UK.
Can I use Asbestos Bags from 123BigBags in the UK?
At 123BigBags we offer asbestos bags for safe asbestos removal which comply with the current legislation in the UK as well as in most European countries. Our asbestos bags are equipped with the following features:
Equipped with a PE liner (single or double walled) for reliable dust-proofness
Official asbestos print in four languages, suitable for the UK and Europe
ADR pictogram 9 for miscellaneous dangerous substances
Resin code recycling number 5 (polypropylene)
Resistant and dense polypropylene fabric
All bags are equipped with closing stripes
If you have any questions on our products and services, do not hesitate to contact us. Simply fill in our contact form and we will come back to you as soon as we can. You can also call us at 012 1368 07 22 .