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PropertECO specialises in reducing harmful levels of radon gas in buildings.

As a provider of radon test kits and designer/installer of radon mitigation systems, the team at PropertECO are able to advise on all aspects of indoor radon exposure within residential and commercial properties.

With over 25 years’ of technical knowledge and practical experience in the field of radon, PropertECO are at the forefront of the UK radon industry.

In recent years there have been significant technological advances both in methods for testing and remediating high levels of radon. PropertECO constantly searches out such innovations from around the world and has been responsible for bringing several new techniques to the UK.

Every radon remediation system design is tailored to suit each individual building and PropertECO have successfully remediated buildings of all types and sizes. Our clients include private homeowners, Local Authorities, high street retailers and financial institutions and multinational corporations.

PropertECO are founder members of both the UK Radon Association and the European Radon Association.

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Meet the Team

Charles Edwards

Charles has over 25 years of experience in indoor air quality and ensuring safe and comfortable living within properties. He started his career in the preservation of property which led to below ground waterproofing and indoor air quality which included Radon Gas safety, testing and mitigation. More recently he has directed his time to advising and mitigating against high levels of radon within properties to include residential, commercial, government, schools, offices and new build.

During his career he has advised property owners on issues relating to Radon gas and the challenges this brings with it and it’s effects on health and in particular, safe and effective mitigation.

Charles is proud of his achievements in being a Waterproofing Design Specialist and Certificated Surveyor in Structural Waterproofing.  He promotes the proven and patented RadVantage Radon and Waterproofing protection system.

Charles is Owner and Managing Director of PropertECO and thrives on advising clients and surveying their properties to find the best and most accurate radon mitigation system for the property and environment concerned.  Basing his designs on many factors including practicality of installation, together with the Becquerel levels experienced, he prides himself on his success rate for bringing radon levels right down and usually well below client expectations.

When not working Charles enjoys sailing, waterskiing, holidays and good food.

Rebecca Coates

Rebecca co-founded PropertECO alongside Martin Freeman in 2011 having identified a need in the UK marketplace for a specialist radon services firm.

With a First Class Honours degree in BSc. Business Administration from the internationally recognised University of Bath School of Management, Rebecca has spent over a decade immersed in the field of radon, identifying ways to increase awareness and reduce radon-induced lung cancer in the UK.

Rebecca specialises in risk communication and has become one of the UK’s leading educators on the subject of radon. She delivers technical CPD seminars for members of RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors), RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building), BIFM (British Institute of Facilities Management) and ABE (Association of Building Engineers) as well as providing in-house training for private practices. Rebecca identifies the most appropriate channels for communicating with different sectors, and is a keen advocate of social media. She was invited to speak at the 2014 International Radon Symposium in the USA to share her experience of risk communication, and has published papers on the subject.

Rebecca is Head of Radon Projects and specialises in advising and designing complex nationwide radon testing programmes across large property portfolios.

Rebecca played a key role in establishing the UK Radon Association, having sat on the board since its inception. She held the position of Chairman from 2020-2022. Rebecca has also been a long-standing member of the Executive Committee of the European Radon Association, where she advised on marketing and outreach policies to improve awareness of radon internationally, such as the instigation of European Radon Day, which occurs annually on 7th November.

Sharna Edwards

Sharna is Company Secretary and Finance Director and with a background in taxation and finance she ensures the smooth running of the business and its compliance.   Apart from ensuring bills are paid – to and from PropertECO – Sharna also heads up online sales, and administration within the business together with the compliance requirements, quality control of testing and customer results.     Providing excellent customer service is paramount and she is passionate about PropertECO.


Gemma Eveleigh

Gemma’s  a great help at Head Office and holds an administration role with responsibility to process detector returns, ensuring the correct data is submitted to the laboratory technical team for analysis.  Gemma seems to enjoy the daily  “hundred and thousands” of detectors being ordered and returned to PropertECO each week.   She tells us it gives her a break from her family and mucking out the horses!

Rob Carter

Rob is one of our master installers.  He has worked for PropertECO for over 10 years installing mitigation systems.  He has installed over 1000 systems over this time.  He is a perfectionist and we never hold this against him as he puts customers needs first.  Rob has run his own successful property preservation business for over 10 years.  His radon gas experience, whether testing, surveying or installing mitigation systems is far and wide.  He knows his stuff and gets so much pride when he is able to design and install a mitigation system which works as it should do – reducing radon levels, sometimes from levels above 5000 Bq/m3 to well beneath 100Bq/m3.

Sam Collins and Mike Eade

If you’ve had mitigation installations by Sam and Mike then you will know they work to a very high quality standard.  Their workmanship is speedy and efficient, and always carried out with a smile and a can do attitude.  A great partnership and a very reliable team!

India Edwards

India assists in the administration within the business including the processing of the laboratory reports.  Whilst working part time for PropertECO she is an under graduate at University.


Philip Cotton

Philip took the opportunity to take a youngish and early retirement from being a Ship Broker in the City of London.  After a short break he joined PropertECO in a part time capacity.  Philip undertakes testing to workplaces, government, healthcare, high street and retail properties and being sociable, enjoys the changing and differing environment across PropertECO’s vast client base.

Ross Allan

Ross decided to take early retirement following an active carrier in property preservation as a Sales Director and Business Developer.

Since putting his feet up for a short while, he joined PropertECO to facilitate radon testing within customer properties across England, Scotland and Wales.  Ross’s background in Quantity Surveying ensures he takes a pragmatic approach in planning locations for testing.

Rollo Edwards

Rollo is responsible for the stock control of our RadonAway fans and distribution of these within the UK and Europe.

Rollo has more recently developed his skills into the successful placement and collection of radon gas detectors, primarily placing and recording the locations and ideally ensuring they will remain in place for the 3 month test period.   When not working for PropertECO Rollo teaches dinghy sailing and waterskiing and has a passion for powerboating.

Matthew Bates

Matt works out in the field travelling across the UK to clients’ workplaces to carry our radon gas testing by placing radon gas detectors and returning to retrieve the detectors 3-5 months later, before ensuring they are processed and safely delivered to the laboratory for processing.   Luckily Matt enjoys driving as there is plenty of this in his role.  When not working for PropertECO Matt enjoys the outdoors, cycling and helping within his father’s family business.



She keeps the office on their toes and adds a bit of fun!

Martin Freeman

Martin, who sadly passed away in 2023 was co-founder of PropertECO in 2011 and a pioneer in the UK radon field for over 30 years. He was the Chairman of the UK Radon Association for several years and sat on the Executive Committee of the European Radon Association. Martin’s practical experience in the design and implementation of radon remediation systems was unrivalled and successfully reduced high concentrations of radon in many complex buildings.

With a strong personal interest in reducing radon-induced lung cancer, Martin fought for many years for the hazard to received more attention amongst the Government, building professionals and the general public.

Martin regularly represented the UK at international conferences and workshops, where he presented a number of papers, and was involved in policy consultations with some of the world’s leading specialists in the field. He was a regular CPD speaker for professional bodies including RICS and RIBA.

Prior to co-founding PropertECO, Martin worked in senior management roles at several regional and national contracting firms and owned a laboratory consultancy specialising in the resolution of disputes involving bio-deterioration of timber and causes of dampness in buildings. He was involved in the innovation of numerous property preservation techniques including the development of water-based wood preservatives and the development of a system to overcome the conflict between basement waterproofing and radon management.

Martin had an international client base who called on his expertise for a wide range of property preservation issues, and offered a consultancy service to those seeking an accurate diagnosis of the root cause of an issue.

Martin will be sadly missed within the industry.

Find out about Martin’s story by clicking here.


How does Radon affect me?

Radon affects domestic and commercial properties in various ways and can ultimately result in death. Here at Properteco, we can advise, test and mitigate the risks.

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With an independent lab, we will test the radon levels in your property and our experts will report back. If we detect radon, we will also advise how we can help.