Since our inception, Kovia Environmental Services has been focused on raising the bar within the Asbestos Removal and Demolition sectors.

Kovia Environmental Services was founded by three directors, Matt Thorne, James Lidbury and David Young who were looking to offer a significantly higher standard of asbestos-related services to their clients. We work for private individuals through to multi-national organisations with the same approach to quality and cost-effective services.

'Kovia' means 'protect' in Cornish. Our aim is to bring peace of mind to our clients through exceptional service delivery levels and a total focus on compliance and Health and Safety. With office locations including Victoria (Cornwall), Plymouth (Devon), Wellington (Somerset) and Royal Wootton Bassett (Wiltshire), Kovia is perfectly placed to offer complete coverage throughout the South West and beyond. In fact, we are willing to travel almost anywhere for our clients!

Matt Thorne


With nearly twenty years of experience in the Asbestos Removal and Demolition sectors, Matt Thorne is the go-to expert within Kovia for all your asbestos removal and remediation needs. He is always on hand to help and will happily take your call.