The objective of asbestos removal is to eliminate the risk presented from asbestos fibres through removal of the asbestos containing material (ACM). ACMs come in many forms and typically include boards, insulations and coatings. The ACM will often have been installed to take advantage of its heat resisting qualities and its removal needs to be very carefully considered.
If it’s decided that an ACM can be removed, then consideration may need to be given to reinstatement using a non-asbestos alternative. An example of this would be as asbestos ceiling that is in good condition but it has become necessary to gain access to the ceiling void. It may be decided to remove the ceiling and replace it with a non-asbestos ceiling so that future access is possible without risk from asbestos fibres.