Are you considering renovating or demolishing a property in Hampshire? If so, its essential that you understand the importance of a pre-demolition asbestos survey. Asbestos is a hazardous material that was commonly used in construction until the late 1990s. It has since been banned due to its links with serious health conditions such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer. Asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) are still present in many buildings across the UK, particularly those that were constructed before the ban. Therefore, before any demolition or major refurbishment work commences, it is essential to carry out a pre-demolition asbestos survey to identify the presence and location of any ACMs. This survey will inform an asbestos management plan to ensure the property is safe to work on and protect the health and safety of those who work on the site.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we provide a comprehensive range of asbestos related services, including pre-demolition asbestos surveys. Our team of highly trained and experienced surveyors are fully licensed and insured to conduct all types of asbestos surveys throughout Hampshire, South East England, and beyond. In this landing page, we will provide you with all the information you need to understand the cost of pre-demolition asbestos surveys and why they are necessary.
We are a professional and reliable asbestos survey company based in Hampshire. Our goal is to help you ensure the safety of your property and those who work on it. We provide an unrivaled service and pride ourselves on the quality of our work. Our team has years of experience in providing surveys for various types of properties, including commercial and domestic properties. We are dedicated to ensuring that you receive the highest standard of service, and that all of our surveys are carried out to the highest standard possible.
Asbestos refers to a group of six naturally occurring fibrous minerals that were commonly used in the construction industry due to their fire-resistant and insulating properties. Asbestos materials are recognised as a hazardous material because when they are damaged, they release microscopic fibres into the air. When inhaled, these fibres can cause a range of serious health conditions, including asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer. The dangers of asbestos are widely recognised, which is why all commercial buildings built before the year 2000 require an asbestos survey to be carried out.
An asbestos survey is an inspection of a property, building or structure for the presence of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). The survey identifies the location, type and condition of any asbestos present within the building. There are two types of asbestos surveys: management surveys and refurbishment and demolition surveys. A management survey can be done in a currently occupied building while it is being used to assess if there is asbestos present and if so to note its location and to create an asbestos register. Refurbishment surveys should be conducted before any refurbishment work is done, and the asbestos should be taken out before any work can be carried out. Demolition surveys, as the name suggests, are required before a building is demolished to find any asbestos, and then remove it from the property.
If you are considering any structural demolition or major refurbishment works in Hampshire, then a pre-demolition asbestos survey is required as part of the legislative requirements. The correct management of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) is required under the Control of Asbestos Regulations, which was introduced in 2012. This includes identifying the presence and location of any ACMs. Failure to comply with these regulations can result in severe penalties, including fines or even imprisonment, so it is imperative that you comply.
A pre-demolition asbestos survey will help to identify the presence and location of asbestos-containing materials in the building. It is a legal requirement to have a pre-demolition asbestos survey, and it should be undertaken before any demolition or major refurbishment work is done. The surveyor will inspect the entire building, including hidden areas such as behind walls, ceilings, under floors, and other difficult to reach areas to locate any ACMs. The survey report will include the location of the ACMs, the materials of which they are composed, the type of the asbestos in the ACM, the extent of the asbestos, and the condition of the ACM.
The cost of a pre-demolition asbestos survey varies based on several factors such as the size of the property, the number of rooms, the complexity of the building, among others. A small building is generally cheaper to survey than a large one. Other factors that influence the cost of a pre-demolition asbestos survey are the accessibility of the property, the age of the building, as well as the number and condition of the asbestos-containing materials.
To get an accurate estimate of the cost of a pre-demolition asbestos survey for your Hampshire property, it is best to contact us. We offer free, no-obligation quotes that will provide a clear and detailed breakdown of the cost of the survey. Our quotes are tailored to meet your unique needs and requirements to help you make an informed decision.
At Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire, we are committed to providing the highest standard of service at an affordable price. Our team of highly trained and experienced surveyors have years of experience surveying all types of properties, including commercial and domestic buildings. We use the latest equipment and techniques to conduct surveys quickly, safely, and efficiently. We are fully licensed and insured and strictly adhere to all health and safety regulations.
We understand the importance of having accurate, reliable information about the presence and condition of asbestos in your property, especially if there are plans for demolition or refurbishment. That's why we are dedicated to providing our clients with the most detailed and comprehensive asbestos reports possible, within a short timeframe.
If you are planning to demolish, refurbish or undertake any kind of renovation work in Hampshire, it is essential that you commission a pre-demolition asbestos survey from a reputable company like Affordable Asbestos Removal Hampshire. It's a legal requirement under Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, and it will help protect your workers and other people who may visit your site. As the cost of a pre-demolition asbestos survey can vary depending on several factors, it's best to contact us for a free, no-obligation quote. We are specialists in all aspects of asbestos, and we offer affordable prices, careful attention to detail, and peace of mind for property owners. Get in touch with us today on 01962 458066, and we'll be happy to help.