Asbestos Surveying & Sampling
Management Surveys Air testing / Clearance Certificates
This is the standard survey. It’s purpose is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspected asbestos containing materials (ACMs) that could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, or foreseeable maintenance and installation. These surveys also include an assessment of the ACMs condition and their ability to release fibres in the air if disturbed. Sampling is often used to confirm and identify the presence of asbestos. All samples taken are analysed at a UKAS accredited laboratory. These surveys may involve minor intrusive work and some disturbance. If the surveys findings recommend removal of certain ACMs, we will supply you with a written quote for all work to be undertaken.
Refurbishment and Demolition (R&D) Survey
This survey is required before any R&D work can be carried out on a property. Its purpose is to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all ACMs in the relevant areas where the work will take place, so they can be removed prior to work commencing.
This survey is fully intrusive and may include destructive inspection to gain access to all areas. Samples will be taken as required and sent to a UKAS lab and results recorded in a full survey report.
Home Buyer and Pre-Purchase Asbestos Surveys
These surveys are based on the standard Management Survey above. Most home buyers will want a standard building survey undertaken on their potential purchase and these surveys will often indicate possible asbestos containing materials. However, they won’t give advice on the condition, type, risk and cost of future removal.
This is particularly important if you are looking to carry out any refurbishment or building work on your property – even drilling a small hole in an asbestos board stud wall to hang a picture will release fibres and pose a risk to your health.
Our Home Buyer and Pre-Purchase Asbestos survey will include taking samples of suspect materials which will then be sent to a UKAS lab for analysis. Once the UKAS lab has returned the sample results, you will receive a full report with photos and details of all findings, and a summary of our recommendations moving forward.