About us


Thames Laboratories was established in 1991 with the aim of specialising in the surveying, identification, and analysis of asbestos-containing materials. We have provided services to numerous public sector and private organisations in the UK and in various overseas locations.

Legal Compliance

Thames Laboratories excels as a leading consultancy in asbestos identification, management, and monitoring. Our specialised service ensures full compliance with CAR (Control of Asbestos Regulations) 2012, helping you meet all your asbestos-related obligations effectively. Trust our expert team to handle your concerns with precision and care.

Latest Thinking

Our objective is to provide our clients with the most up-to-date information available, enabling them to make correct decisions and to get it right the first time. We take a pro-active and leading stance on many industry issues and are consistently chosen to be actively involved in Health and Safety Executive and RICS working groups and consultation panels. This, reinforced by our active membership of leading industry bodies, means that our clients can always rely on the most up-to-date and accurate information and working practices.


We believe in strong and regular communication with our clients and the industry. We understand that asbestos can cause distress amongst residents, occupiers, employees, and anyone else that may come across the product itself or the effects it can have, we feel that ongoing communication is the best way forward for all parties involved. Throughout the undertaking of our contracts, a bespoke communications package is developed providing each client with the exacting levels of communication they require.

Help is at hand

The scope and professionalism of our service is demonstrated by our wide range of clients, many of which are complex, blue-chip organisations with highly specialist needs. Alongside these, we provide expert support to a range of property specialists such as building surveyors, architects, and planning supervisors and provide services at a local level. We have proved to be equally at home dealing with a sole practitioner or a major Antarctic construction project. Clients can track their asbestos records via our online management tool.

Quality First

In an environment where quality and stability of services is important, it has always been our aim to make sure that, where external third-party standards are present, we will endeavour to meet and exceed these standards. We are proud to be UKAS Accredited for our range of asbestos services and BRE Certificated for our fire inspection services. We are completely independent and have no commercial links to any organisation involved in asbestos or fire remediation.

We have two offices offering outstanding customer service throughout the UK and overseas.

Our Head office is in Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire with a UKAS accredited in-house asbestos testing laboratory and an office in Croydon and Stoke-on-Trent.