There are generally two types of asbestos surveys, these are a Management Survey and a Refurbishment & Demolition Survey. The type of survey you require will depend entirely on your plans for the property. We also offer Pre-Purchase Asbestos Surveys to help potential homebuyers make an informed decision before they commit to buy.
The purpose of an Asbestos Management Survey is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation, and to assess their condition.
Whether you're a property owner, managing agent, or employer who is thinking about renovating one of your properties, you must ensure that you have met your legal asbestos obligations before contractors begin any planned refurbishment or demolition works.
As the dutyholder, if you are unsure whether your property contains asbestos-containing materials (ACMs), you should presume asbestos is present until proven otherwise. You must ensure that everyone is aware of this fact and that no work that will disturb the fabric of the building is done until the presence or absence of asbestos materials has been determined by an asbestos survey.
Usually this survey only needs to target the specific areas in which the works are to be undertaken. There is no need to survey the whole property unless demolition is planned.
For potential buyers of any property built or refurbishment before 1999, it's important to understand the risks of asbestos before you commit to buy. Unfortunately, some new homeowners or commercial property owners purchase a home only to discover afterwards that it contains asbestos, which can cause significant financial costs for remediation. A quick and simple asbestos survey before you commit to buy will give you peace of mind and may also help to renegotiate the price if asbestos is detected.
When it comes to managing asbestos, you need a company you can trust. Our highly qualified team of experts have the knowledge and experience to work on any size project and meet the high demands of the industry. We always provide a safe, rapid, and responsive service that is delivered on time and within the customer's budget.
ALL ASBESTOS will provide you with a free no-obligation quote