Asbestos is a mineral that was widely used in building materials until the 1980s, when it was discovered that exposure to it can cause serious health problems. As a result, asbestos is now banned in many countries, including the UK.
However, many buildings in Hampshire were constructed before the ban, and may still contain asbestos. To ensure the safety of anyone working in or living in such buildings, it's important to have an asbestos survey conducted. In this article, we'll be discussing the cost of home asbestos surveys in Hampshire.
Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire is a company that specialises in asbestos surveys and removals in Hampshire and the surrounding areas. Our team of expert surveyors are fully qualified and experienced in identifying and dealing with asbestos in properties of all types.
We understand that asbestos can be a worrying issue for homeowners, and that's why we offer affordable and efficient services to put your mind at ease. If you require an asbestos survey or removal, we are here to help.
An asbestos survey involves inspecting a property in order to identify any asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) that may be present. The survey is conducted by a qualified surveyor who will take samples of any materials that are suspected of containing asbestos.
The survey will determine the location, type, and condition of any ACMs, and will also assess the risk of asbestos exposure to anyone who comes into contact with them. The surveyor will provide a written report detailing their findings and any recommendations for the management of the ACMs.
If you are the owner or manager of a property that was built before the year 2000, then it is likely that it contains asbestos. This is because asbestos was commonly used in building materials until it was banned in the UK.
If you are planning any maintenance or demolition work on your property, then it is a legal requirement to have an asbestos survey conducted beforehand. This is to ensure the safety of anyone who may come into contact with the asbestos during the work.
Even if you are not planning any work on your property, it is still recommended to have an asbestos survey conducted. Asbestos-containing materials may be in a stable condition for many years, but may become damaged over time or as a result of environmental impacts such as flooding or extreme weather.
There are two types of asbestos surveys: management surveys and demolition surveys.
A management survey is the most common type of asbestos survey and is required for all non-domestic properties. The survey is used to identify any ACMs that may be present in the property and assess their condition and any potential exposure risks.
The survey may involve intrusive sampling of materials, but the aim is to identify any ACMs that may be present without disturbing them. The surveyor will provide a written management plan detailing how the ACMs should be managed to ensure they do not pose a risk to anyone who may come into contact with them.
A demolition survey is required when a property is due to be demolished or renovated. The survey is more intrusive than a management survey and involves taking samples of all suspected ACMs to identify the type and extent of the materials present.
The surveyor will also assess the condition of the ACMs and their potential for release of asbestos fibres during demolition or renovation work. The surveyor will provide a written report detailing the findings and any recommendations for the safe removal and disposal of the ACMs.
The cost of an asbestos survey will depend on the type of survey required (management or demolition) and the size of the property to be surveyed. Other factors that may affect the cost include the age of the property and the accessibility of the areas to be surveyed.
As a general guide, a management survey for a small commercial property may cost between 250 and 500, while a demolition survey for a larger property may cost between 800 and 1,500. A home asbestos survey can cost less than 200 for a survey of one or two rooms.
The cost of an asbestos survey is a worthwhile investment in ensuring the safety of anyone who may come into contact with the ACMs. It is important to choose a reputable survey company with experienced surveyors to ensure the survey is carried out to a high standard.
Asbestos can be a worrying issue for property owners, but by having an asbestos survey conducted, you can ensure the safety of anyone who may come into contact with asbestos-containing materials.
Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire are a specialist asbestos survey and removal company based in Hampshire. Our experienced team of surveyors can conduct management and demolition surveys for all types of properties.
The cost of an asbestos survey will depend on the type of survey and the size of the property to be surveyed. However, with our affordable and efficient services, you can have peace of mind knowing your property is safe from any asbestos-related risks.
Contact Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire today on 01962 458066 or via email at [email protected] to discuss your asbestos survey and removal needs. You can also visit our website at affordable-asbestos-removal-hampshire.co.uk to find out more about our services.