Asbestos Refurbishment Survey Information Services
An asbestos refurbishment survey, as the name suggests is required to be undertaken prior to any intrusive refurbishment works. These types of survey are intrusive and destructive. They are used to locate and describe, as far as possible, all asbestos containing materials (ACMs) within a whole building or even part of building. These surveys are also undertaken in other situations, for example – where destructive maintenance activities are required during boiler and heating works.
Asbestos refurbishment surveys are fully invasive and destructive. Our surveyors will use intrusive surveying techniques to inspect all areas of your building where required.
The key element to completing an accurate refurbishment survey is to have a detailed scope of works and confirmed proposed plans. This information is then used to form the extent of the survey. In addition to areas inspected within a management survey, areas hidden within the structure of the building will be accessed. For example areas such as: below carpets and floor coverings, within walls and ceilings, behind claddings and partitions, and within loft and floor voids.
Due to the destructive nature of these surveys, they should only be completed in unoccupied areas. This is to minimise the risks to persons with the building. It is also good practice to remove all furniture and items from the areas whilst undertaking the survey. On completion of the survey, a visual examination and, if appropriate, reassurance air testing with disturbance should be carried out. This will confirm that the surveyed areas are fit for reoccupation.
Where our asbestos surveyors work?
From our head office in Birstall, Yorkshire in the North (near Leeds, between Dewsbury and Brighouse) we are ideally located to provide our services nationally. Our asbestos surveyors undertake all types of asbestos survey anywhere in the UK.