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Asbestos Surveys

Asbestos is a deadly substance that is still found in many commercial premises throughout the UK. Our experienced and qualified asbestos surveyors are available for a cost-effective and comprehensive asbestos survey, where we will recommend the best course of action.


Any man-made structure, commercial building, residential building or house constructed between 1850 and 1999 can still pose a risk to the occupants or workers who live or reside within them. UK Regulations require you to conduct asbestos surveys on buildings constructed within this period. These surveys are required if you are occupying, buying, selling or demolishing such a building. If tenants or people live inside the building, then asbestos surveys are also performed as a health and safety check.

The duty-holder, building owner, employer and surveyor need to be clear on the type of survey needed, the specific location of the survey, and the records that should result.

The job of an asbestos surveyor is to inspect your building and identify potential asbestos-containing materials. The asbestos fibres themselves cannot always be identified directly, as they are microscopic. However, an asbestos surveyor is familiar with the types of building materials that might have asbestos in them, such as flooring tiles, roofing materials, window caulks, and so on.

Once the surveyor has located an asbestos-containing material, a small sample of each suspect material will be taken and analysed at the laboratory for further in-depth analysis. The laboratory will identify the type or types of asbestos present with sample(s), after which a bulk certificate of analysis is produced, detailing the laboratory results.

Asbestos-containing materials (ACM) are either known to contain asbestos, or presumed to contain asbestos.


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