Welcome to Chirmarn

We specialise in the identification, treatment, safe removal and disposal of all types of asbestos. We also provide a range of other cleanup and removal services.

Asbestos Surveys

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 state that anyone who is responsible for the maintenance of non domestic property has to have the property surveyed for asbestos and prepare a plan to manage the asbestos risk. Failure to comply is a criminal offence. Do you comply? If not find out more about our asbestos surveys.

Asbestos Removal

Chirmarn can manage the safe and efficient collection, removal, treatment and disposal of asbestos in accordance with current HSE asbestos regulations. Read more about our asbestos removal services.

We can help

As well as asbestos removal, collection and management; Chirmarn also offers specialist clean up services, contaminated land reclamation, plant dismantling and decommissioning, insulation and fireproofing services and related sheet metal fabrications and erection.

Whatever your asbestos problem we can help, contact Chirmarn today.

New Ownership

Statement on behalf of Britannico Holdings

Chirmarn Group of companies are pleased to announce that the group was acquired by Britannico Holdings on Friday 31st March 2017.

Britannico are delighted to acquire Chirmarn, who for over 40 years have been providing asbestos surveying, consultancy and removal services of commercial, industrial and domestic properties, to a very high standard, covering the North East, Cumbria, North Yorkshire and Scotland. We are dedicated to upholding the quality, service and support that our customers have come to expect and together, we will focus on implementing our key strategic pillars that delivers sustainable growth and best in class service and solution offering. For our respective partners, you can expect to see increased market opportunities through an expanded set of solutions and services.

Both companies are very grateful to our customers and partners, who have already chosen Chirmarn for their asbestos requirements, and we greatly appreciate the partnership, please refer to the Contact page, should you have any questions.

Our Services

Asbestos Surveys

Chirmarn (Surveying) Ltd is a UKAS accredited Inspection Body who offers an independent asbestos surveying service.

Chirmarn (Surveying) Ltd offers an independent service to survey premises for the presence of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs). We are a UKAS Accredited Inspection Body (No. 381) and our surveys are carried out by experienced surveyors, qualified to the British Occupational Hygiene Society P402 standard. All samples are analysed by a UKAS accredited laboratory.

We can also help you produce a management plan based on the survey results.

On 29th January 2010, the HSE released HSG 264, Asbestos: The survey guide. This document expands on and replaces MDHS 100 and is aimed at those conducting surveys, those who commission surveys and those with specific responsibilities for managing asbestos in accordance with The Control of Asbestos Regulations (CAR) 2012.

Under HSG 264 there are three types of surveys:

Management Surveys

A Management Survey is a standard survey and will be used for the purposes of managing asbestos within properties. The survey will often involve intrusive work and some disturbance to facilitate foreseeable maintenance and related activities and can involve a combination of sampling to confirm the presence of asbestos containing materials or presuming asbestos to be present. The location, description, extent, surface treatment and condition are recorded for each suspected ACM and are recorded in the form of an asbestos register.

Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys

Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys are required before any refurbishment or demolition work is carried out. This type of survey is used to locate and describe, as far as is reasonably practicable, all ACMs in the area where the refurbishment work will take place or in the whole building if demolition is planned. The survey will be fully intrusive and involve destructive inspection, as necessary, to gain access to all areas, including those that may be difficult to reach.

Do I need to?

Companies should understand that failure to comply leaves you in breach of the law and potentially facing prosecution.

It may also affect your relationships with underwriters, especially when purchasing Employers’ Liability insurance. The ability to demonstrate that you have completed an asbestos risk management plan and implemented suitable controls to eliminate or minimise the risk of exposure to fibres to your staff and others will make a much more attractive prospect as far as the insurer is concerned.

We can help

Chirmarn (Surveying) Ltd can help you decide which type of survey you need to meet these regulations, help you manage any risk and liability and give you recommendations of what to do next.


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