Do you own or manage a property in Hampshire that was built before 2000? If so, you may be wondering whether you need to have an asbestos survey carried out. Asbestos is a hazardous substance that was commonly used in buildings constructed before the 1980s. The material was cheap, durable and resistant to fire, making it a popular choice in the construction industry. However, it was also highly toxic, and prolonged exposure to asbestos fibers can lead to lung cancer, mesothelioma and other serious health problems.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we are a dedicated asbestos survey company in Hampshire with years of experience helping clients identify and manage asbestos in their properties. We understand that the process of dealing with asbestos can be daunting and confusing, and that many people are unsure about their legal obligations as property owners or managers. In this landing page, we will explore some of the key issues surrounding asbestos surveys and management, and help you determine whether your property requires an asbestos survey.
An asbestos survey is a comprehensive inspection of a property to identify any materials containing asbestos. The survey aims to locate any asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) within a building, assess their condition and determine the likelihood of them releasing hazardous fibers into the air. Asbestos surveys are carried out by trained professionals who use specialist equipment to sample and test potential ACMs. The results of the survey are then compiled into a detailed report, which includes recommendations for managing or removing any identified asbestos.
If you own or manage a property that was built before 2000, it is possible that it contains asbestos. Asbestos was widely used in construction materials such as insulation, fireproofing, ceiling tiles, roofing, and flooring until its use was banned in 1999. The presence of asbestos in a building does not necessarily pose a risk to health, as long as the material is in good condition and is not disturbed. However, if asbestos is disturbed, such as during renovation or repair work, or if it begins to degrade over time, it can release hazardous fibers into the air. It is important to have an asbestos survey carried out to identify any ACMs in your property, assess their condition and determine the appropriate course of action.
There are two main types of asbestos surveys: management surveys and refurbishment/demolition surveys.
A management survey is the standard type of survey that should be carried out for any non-domestic property, or for domestic properties built before 2000 that are to be leased out. The purpose of a management survey is to identify any ACMs present in the building, assess their condition and provide a management plan for controlling the risks associated with their presence. A management survey is non-intrusive and does not involve any damage to the fabric of the building. The surveyor will take samples of any suspect ACMs to confirm their presence and identity.
A refurbishment/demolition survey is more intrusive and is required when a building is due to be refurbished or demolished. This type of survey is used to locate and identify all ACMs present in the building, including those not easily accessible. Refurbishment/demolition surveys are carried out in areas where the building will be disturbed, and involve the removal of samples for analysis. The survey report will provide a detailed assessment of the asbestos present and recommend appropriate measures for its safe removal.
Asbestos surveys are a legal requirement under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. The regulations state that all non-domestic properties built before 2000 must have a management survey carried out, and that any refurbishment/demolition work must be preceded by a refurbishment/demolition survey. In addition, landlords are required to provide a copy of the management survey to their tenants, and to keep the survey up to date. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in fines or legal action.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we are committed to providing our clients with high-quality asbestos surveys and management services at an affordable price. Our experienced surveyors use the latest equipment and techniques to carry out comprehensive surveys and provide detailed reports that are easy to understand. We can help you identify any ACMs in your property, assess their condition and advise you on the appropriate course of action. Our services include:
We provide both management surveys and refurbishment/demolition surveys to meet your legal obligations under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.
If asbestos is identified in your property, we can provide safe and efficient asbestos removal services to ensure that the material is disposed of properly and safely.
We can provide you with a comprehensive asbestos management plan to help you manage any identified ACMs and ensure that your property remains safe for occupants and visitors.
Our services may qualify for tax relief, which can help offset the cost of asbestos surveying and removal.
If you own or manage a property in Hampshire that was built before 2000, it is important to have an asbestos survey carried out to identify any asbestos-containing materials present in the building. Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire is a dedicated asbestos survey company in Hampshire that can help you meet your legal obligations under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. Our experienced surveyors can provide comprehensive surveys, detailed reports and practical advice to ensure that your property remains safe and compliant with the law. Contact us today on 01962 458066 or email us at [email protected] for more information.