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Saturday, 1 May 2021  |  Admin
The day we went viral!

According to local press reports, a huge tarantula skin was discovered by workers from the asbestos removal business Kuston 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.

Friday, 30 April 2021  |  Admin

Fire at Freemans Parc

Our Director speaks to Wales Online of the devastating impact on our community.

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.

"This now enables some of our vans to go out on the road and carry out their asbestos removal projects.

"The office staff won’t be coming in today. After a lengthy shift the fire team are looking strong and just as busy as last night.

"The fire is definitely out but the smoke damage is prevalent. The other units including the furniture shops have extensive smoke damage.

"With 21 individual businesses operating from Freemans Parc this will have a major impact on the local business community."

Credit Wales Online

 

Thursday, 8 April 2021  |  Admin
Asbestos Spider

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.

Wednesday, 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. 

Monday, 23 March 2020  |  Admin
COVID-19 Announcement 23rd March 2020

We’d join our Government in urging you to stay at home to ease the pressure on hospitals across the country. Like you, our staff are working remotely wherever possible. But rain or shine, we’re equipped and ready to serve the local community, whatever their requirements. We have a skeleton crew on standby for responsive maintenance on key worker buildings. This is a worrying time for everyone, but we’re all in it together. Our standby team are on rotation and currently making safe an 80m² ceiling in a community hall used for out-of-hours childcare by key workers.

Sunday, 5 January 2020  |  Admin
Selecting a Licensed Asbestos Removal Contractor

Asbestos is best left to the experts.
You’re right to put your trust in us
Why we are Wales & South West’s first port of call when it comes to asbestos management...

Thursday, 4 January 2018  |  Admin
Corys Building Cardiff Bay

Reinventing the heart and soul of Cardiff
Renovation of iconic Corys’ Buildings

Sometimes we pay little more than lip service to respecting and preserving the past. Kusten Vorland is proud to play its part in reclaiming and restoring it for the future.

Corys’ Buildings, which is situated in the heart of Cardiff Bay, is to be converted into 24 one- and two-bedroom apartments, with all the creature comforts of modern living, and retail at ground floor level.

Reclaiming the might and majesty of the past
Corys’ Buildings’ beauty and stately grandeur reflect the might of Cardiff at a time when it was at the height of its powers as a port. Cardiff was once one of the smallest towns in Wales, but by the end of the 1890s it handled more coal than any other port in the world. Cory Brothers & Co was the building’s original occupants, and their business interests included chandlery, brokerage, colliery and wagon ownership and coal exporting. Butetown was a busy and thriving place with over 50 nationalities settled there and in the surrounding dockland area, which acquired the name ‘Tiger Bay’.