What is a Refurb/demo Asbestos survey?

Pre-Refurb/demo Asbestos Survey

An asbestos refurbishment survey or an asbestos demolition survey is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in the building and will involve destructive inspection, as necessary, to gain access to all areas.

What can we do to help?

A pre-refurb/demo asbestos survey is primarily designed to identify asbestos containing materials so that they can be removed in preparation for refurbishment or demolition works.

Pre-refurb/demo asbestos survey

Pre-refurb/demo surveys are intrusive and can be targeted to areas which may be affected by proposed refurbishment/demolition works. A pre-refurb/demo asbestos survey will be required by your CDM Co-ordinator under the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2012. This type of survey is more intrusive than a management survey and should be undertaken alongside a project specific plan of work to ensure that the survey covers all areas planned for refurbishment/demolition.

Note - this type of survey is fully intrusive and should not be undertaken in a property that is occupied or due to be reoccupied after the survey has been completed. Electrical, mechanical and gas services should be isolated to enable the asbestos surveyors to access all areas.

Asbestos in buildings

Below are key points you really need to know regarding Asbestos in Buildings:

  • Asbestos only becomes a problem once it’s disturbed and the fibres airborne.
  • Any building built prior to year 2000 can contain asbestos.
  • ALL non-domestic buildings must be subject to an asbestos survey.
  • There is a legal requirement to remove ALL asbestos materials prior to the building being refurbished.
  • Preventing exposure to asbestos dust will protect against related illness and fatal diseases.

Asbestos Law

If you own or are responsible for a commercial building that you are planning to refurbish and you fail to manage the asbestos correctly you could expose individuals to asbestos fibres resulting in a prosecution and imprisonment.

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Some of our Frequently Asked Questions

Asbestos a mineral mined from the ground. It is highly resistant to heat and chemicals, making it a very good building product. Unfortunately however, its resistance also makes it dangerous when inhaled.

Possibly, but that doesn’t mean it is unsafe. Asbestos used in a wide range of products, some of them more dangerous than others. O

Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 states that buildings constructed prior to 2000 should have an asbestos management plan in place.  We can help not only with your initial survey, but also help you to compile your management plan to ensure full compliance.

If you need an urgent appointment, we can usually provide a next day service at no extra cost.

Testing

For individual samples, we can provide the results within 24hrs. For surveys, we aim to provide the full report within 3-5 working days, or sooner if required.

Typical materials encountered every day include textured coatings, vinyl floor tiles, corrugated cement sheets, WC cisterns, electrical equipment, boilers, flue pipes, sink pads, wall panels, plus many more. Asbestos used in thousands of products, way too many to list here. Contact us if you have concerns regarding a particular material.

Your solicitor or bank may insist on carrying out an asbestos survey being . We provide some of the lowest quotations in the UK for asbestos surveys of residential properties. Contact us for a quotation.

We highly recommend carrying out an asbestos survey in order to protect your investment from future unknown maintenance and re-sale costs.

Some of our Frequently Asked Questions

Asbestos a mineral mined from the ground. It is highly resistant to heat and chemicals, making it a very good building product. Unfortunately however, its resistance also makes it dangerous when inhaled.

Possibly, but that doesn’t mean it is unsafe. Asbestos used in a wide range of products, some of them more dangerous than others. O

Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 states that buildings constructed prior to 2000 should have an asbestos management plan in place.  We can help not only with your initial survey, but also help you to compile your management plan to ensure full compliance.

If you need an urgent appointment, we can usually provide a next day service at no extra cost.

Testing

For individual samples, we can provide the results within 24hrs. For surveys, we aim to provide the full report within 3-5 working days, or sooner if required.

Typical materials encountered every day include textured coatings, vinyl floor tiles, corrugated cement sheets, WC cisterns, electrical equipment, boilers, flue pipes, sink pads, wall panels, plus many more. Asbestos used in thousands of products, way too many to list here. Contact us if you have concerns regarding a particular material.

Your solicitor or bank may insist on carrying out an asbestos survey being . We provide some of the lowest quotations in the UK for asbestos surveys of residential properties. Contact us for a quotation.

We highly recommend carrying out an asbestos survey in order to protect your investment from future unknown maintenance and re-sale costs.

Some of our Frequently Asked Questions

Asbestos a mineral mined from the ground. It is highly resistant to heat and chemicals, making it a very good building product. Unfortunately however, its resistance also makes it dangerous when inhaled.

Possibly, but that doesn’t mean it is unsafe. Asbestos used in a wide range of products, some of them more dangerous than others. O

Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 states that buildings constructed prior to 2000 should have an asbestos management plan in place.  We can help not only with your initial survey, but also help you to compile your management plan to ensure full compliance.

If you need an urgent appointment, we can usually provide a next day service at no extra cost.

Testing

For individual samples, we can provide the results within 24hrs. For surveys, we aim to provide the full report within 3-5 working days, or sooner if required.

Typical materials encountered every day include textured coatings, vinyl floor tiles, corrugated cement sheets, WC cisterns, electrical equipment, boilers, flue pipes, sink pads, wall panels, plus many more. Asbestos used in thousands of products, way too many to list here. Contact us if you have concerns regarding a particular material.

Your solicitor or bank may insist on carrying out an asbestos survey being . We provide some of the lowest quotations in the UK for asbestos surveys of residential properties. Contact us for a quotation.

We highly recommend carrying out an asbestos survey in order to protect your investment from future unknown maintenance and re-sale costs.

Some of our Frequently Asked Questions

Asbestos a mineral mined from the ground. It is highly resistant to heat and chemicals, making it a very good building product. Unfortunately however, its resistance also makes it dangerous when inhaled.

Possibly, but that doesn’t mean it is unsafe. Asbestos used in a wide range of products, some of them more dangerous than others. O

Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 states that buildings constructed prior to 2000 should have an asbestos management plan in place.  We can help not only with your initial survey, but also help you to compile your management plan to ensure full compliance.

If you need an urgent appointment, we can usually provide a next day service at no extra cost.

Testing

For individual samples, we can provide the results within 24hrs. For surveys, we aim to provide the full report within 3-5 working days, or sooner if required.

Typical materials encountered every day include textured coatings, vinyl floor tiles, corrugated cement sheets, WC cisterns, electrical equipment, boilers, flue pipes, sink pads, wall panels, plus many more. Asbestos used in thousands of products, way too many to list here. Contact us if you have concerns regarding a particular material.

Your solicitor or bank may insist on carrying out an asbestos survey being . We provide some of the lowest quotations in the UK for asbestos surveys of residential properties. Contact us for a quotation.

We highly recommend carrying out an asbestos survey in order to protect your investment from future unknown maintenance and re-sale costs.

Some of our Frequently Asked Questions

Asbestos a mineral mined from the ground. It is highly resistant to heat and chemicals, making it a very good building product. Unfortunately however, its resistance also makes it dangerous when inhaled.

Possibly, but that doesn’t mean it is unsafe. Asbestos used in a wide range of products, some of them more dangerous than others. O

Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 states that buildings constructed prior to 2000 should have an asbestos management plan in place.  We can help not only with your initial survey, but also help you to compile your management plan to ensure full compliance.

If you need an urgent appointment, we can usually provide a next day service at no extra cost.

Testing

For individual samples, we can provide the results within 24hrs. For surveys, we aim to provide the full report within 3-5 working days, or sooner if required.

Typical materials encountered every day include textured coatings, vinyl floor tiles, corrugated cement sheets, WC cisterns, electrical equipment, boilers, flue pipes, sink pads, wall panels, plus many more. Asbestos used in thousands of products, way too many to list here. Contact us if you have concerns regarding a particular material.

Your solicitor or bank may insist on carrying out an asbestos survey being . We provide some of the lowest quotations in the UK for asbestos surveys of residential properties. Contact us for a quotation.

We highly recommend carrying out an asbestos survey in order to protect your investment from future unknown maintenance and re-sale costs.

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