Was your property built or refurbished before the year 2000?
If so you will need an asbestos survey to identify any Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) present. Without an assessment legislation states that ACMs must be assumed to be present.
That could be an expensive assumption as contractors may impose hefty supplements to cover the costs of extra control measures, which may not be needed. You will also need an assessment when you want to sell the property; in which case supplements may be payable for a quick turnaround.
It is much cheaper to have a survey completed thereby avoiding all these potential added costs.
When comparing our costs please keep in mind that we do not compete on cost; we do not charge per sample; we do not charge for additional extras to our surveys. What you do pay for is an exceptional guaranteed ‘get it right first time’ service.
Asbestos Management Survey
An Asbestos Management Survey is generally undertaken to identify asbestos in accessible areas to allow it to be managed safely. It would assist in the on-going maintenance of a building/premises. It would not however be suitable for more than minor maintenance, such as changing light bulbs, cleaning, painting surface etc. Where more than minor maintenance is being undertaken you will most probably require a Refurbishment Survey.
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Asbestos Refurbishment Survey
A Refurbishment Survey is a more intrusive survey and includes an inspection for asbestos in areas that are not normally accessed. Areas such as voids, service risers, cavities etc. It is a tailored survey in that the surveyor will survey the areas identified in the works requirements, i.e., if you are replacing a window, he will inspect the areas around the window and anything that may be affected. If however, you are doing a full refurbishment of a building, the whole building would be inspected.
This is a higher level than the afore mentioned Management Survey
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A Demolition Survey is much more involved. Where a building is being demolished, the whole structure is inspected, including under floors, ceiling voids, foundations, basically, everything. The power to the building should be turned off to allow access to electrical equipment as this has a potential to contain asbestos, especially if the items are old. This is a very destructive/intrusive survey and would preferably only be carried out on a vacated building to avoid the risk to occupiers.
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