29 January 2023  |  Admin

Inhalation of asbestos fibres can cause cancers such as mesothelioma and lung cancer, and other serious lung diseases such as asbestosis and pleural thickening. 2,544 mesothelioma deaths in 2020, with a similar number of lung cancer deaths linked to past exposures to asbestos. 530 deaths in 2020 mentioning asbestosis on the death certificate (excluding deaths that also mention mesothelioma).

25 October 2022  |  Admin

The Mavis Nye Foundation was created to inspire victims of mesothelioma, an asbestos related terminal Cancer. To give hope to fellow victims and show a light at the end of the tunnel. In sharing a brief story of her journey she hopes to dispel some of the fear and myths. Mavis was suddenly aware that her breathing was laboured during a short walk to the shop across the road. An urgent appointment with her GP was made and within hours she was admitted into hospital where seven litres of fluid were drained from her lung. After weeks of tests and biopsies, she was given the news that she had mesothelioma...

8 September 2022  |  Admin

Asbestos is thought to have been contained in over 4,000 products.

The three main types of asbestos are blue, brown and white asbestos, which were used in countless building products. But as it was often mixed with other materials it can be hard to know if you’ve found it or not. Below are some typical examples of asbestos containing materials in domestic and non-domestic premises..

29 June 2022  |  Admin
The Day We Went Viral!

According to local press reports, a huge tarantula skin was discovered by workers from the asbestos removal business Kusten Vorland on Tuesday afternoon. Although not yet confirmed, Cardiff Reptile Centre, who were shown a picture of the skin, believe the animal could be a Chilean rose tarantula.

A spokesperson for the Reptile Centre said they were shown a picture of the skin in a plastic bag - and that it was definitely a tarantula - but they could not say for certain what species it was. Wales Online reported that the skin was originally found after the asbestos removal team moved into a darkened loft area of an abandoned house in the Roath area of Cardiff.

21 April 2022  |  Admin

Published on 12 April 2022 by The Work and Pensions Committee, a report into The Health and Safety Executives Approach to Asbestos Management is now available to view.

26 March 2022  |  Admin
Where asbestos may be located within a residential property?

Asbestos can be hidden within the fabric of the building and therefore it may not be immediately obvious.

1 September 2021  |  Admin

Starting Monday 4 October 2021, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) are running a month-long inspection initiative supported by Kusten Vorland. HSE inspectors across the UK will be targeting construction firms to check that their health standards are up to scratch with the focus being on respiratory risks and occupational lung disease. The inspectors will be looking at the control measures businesses have in place to protect their workers lungs from construction dust including wood dust, silica, and asbestos.

30 April 2021  |  Admin

Katie Parsons-Young, Director of Kusten Vorland LTD said many small business owners are now "upset and worried for their futures" 

"We know there are no casualties and everyone is accounted for," the 32-year-old said.

"I’m an asbestos consultant and I’ve offered to help my neighbours at this worrying time."

Speaking on Thursday morning, Katie said: "I accessed our offices for 20 minutes in order to get the job paperwork for today’s clients


8 April 2021  |  Admin
The Asbestos Spider, we are no fan of creepy crawlies!

In a scene reminiscent of horror flick Arachnophobia, Katie – no fan of creepy crawlies – got the shock of her life when lifting up one of the floorboards and spotting a large, hairy leg.

A web of intrigue surrounds a gruesome discovery in a 19th century attic – where a large tarantula skin, potentially contaminated with asbestos, has been found. The shock find was made during a routine survey by Cardiff asbestos specialists Kusten Vorland. And a spider expert warned the beast that shed the skin could still be at large – and possibly twice the size. We went on the hunt for the spider, which sparked huge interest on social media: After three days in the empty house, on The Parade, in Roath, surveyor Katie Parsons-Young led her team into a pitch-black attic at 4.30pm on Tuesday. She told Wales Online: “We had lighting in there so we moved the lighting to the other area of the attic where I was and could see there was something.

16 December 2020  |  Admin
A message from our Director, Christmas 2020

I hope this message will spark some joy in everyone Kusten Vorland reaches. I want to thank my team members who have gone above and beyond to support each other through this taxing time. As a team we've been sick, lonely and scared, at times not knowing what's coming and that's a challenge you can't prepare for. Being furloughed created a false environment for us all and returning from that requires strength and courage. 

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