Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was widely used in construction from the 1950s to the 1980s due to its strength, heat resistance, and sound absorption properties. However, exposure to asbestos fibers can cause lung diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer. Asbestos was banned in the UK in 1999, but many buildings still contain asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) that require testing and removal.
Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire is a licensed and insured asbestos testing and removal company based in Hampshire. We offer affordable and reliable asbestos surveys, sampling, and removal services to residential, commercial, and industrial properties throughout Hampshire and the South East England region. In this article, we'll discuss how much asbestos testing costs in Hampshire and what factors influence the price.
Before any building renovation, demolition, or maintenance work takes place, a survey must be carried out to identify any ACMs within the property. There are two types of asbestos surveys: management survey and refurbishment/demolition survey.
A management survey is the standard survey that is required during the normal occupation and routine maintenance of a building, whereas a refurbishment/demolition survey is needed before any refurbishment or demolition work takes place. The latter survey is more intrusive and involves destructive inspection methods to access all areas of a building.
Asbestos testing involves taking samples of suspected ACMs, which are then analyzed in a laboratory to determine whether or not they contain asbestos fibers. Asbestos testing may be necessary during a management or refurbishment/demolition survey or when a suspected ACM is damaged or disturbed.
The cost of asbestos testing in Hampshire varies depending on several factors such as the size and complexity of the property, the number of samples required, the location of the property, and the urgency of the survey. Generally, a management survey costs less than a refurbishment/demolition survey because it is less intrusive.
The cost of asbestos testing also depends on whether the testing company is licensed and accredited by the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS) to carry out asbestos surveys and sampling. Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire is fully licensed and accredited by UKAS to provide asbestos surveys, sampling, and analysis.
The average cost of a management survey in Hampshire is between 200 to 500. The cost includes the survey report, any necessary sampling, and analysis of up to three samples. The cost of additional sampling and analysis ranges from 20 to 40 per sample.
The cost of a refurbishment/demolition survey in Hampshire is higher than a management survey because of the more extensive inspection and sampling methods involved. The cost of a refurbishment/demolition survey varies depending on the size and complexity of the building. The average cost of a refurbishment/demolition survey in Hampshire starts from 500 up to 2,000, depending on the size and complexity of the building.
If asbestos-containing materials are identified during a survey, they must be safely removed and disposed of by a licensed asbestos removal company such as Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire. The cost of asbestos removal in Hampshire depends on several factors such as the type and amount of asbestos-containing materials, the location of the property, and the complexity of the removal work.
The average cost of asbestos removal in Hampshire is between 50 to 150 per square meter. The cost includes the preparation of the worksite, removal and disposal of asbestos-containing materials and waste, and cleaning and waste disposal after the work is completed.
The cost of asbestos removal may be higher if the materials are difficult to access, or if the location of the property is in a remote area. The cost may also be higher for urgent removal works that require immediate action.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we understand that asbestos testing and removal can be a daunting and costly task. That's why we offer affordable and reliable asbestos testing and removal services that are tailored to our clients' needs and budget. Here are some reasons why you should choose us for your asbestos needs:
If you need asbestos testing or removal services in Hampshire, don't hesitate to contact us at Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire. You can reach us by phone on 01962 458066 or email us at [email protected]. You can also visit our website at affordable-asbestos-removal-hampshire.co.uk to learn more about our services and to request a free quote.