Asbestos Survey Types

Since 21 May 2004, it has been a legal requirement for all commercial premises built before 2000, to have an asbestos register.

In 2012, the names of asbestos surveys changed from type 1, 2 and 3 to Management, Refurbishment and Demolition in an attempt to make it easier for people to understand which type of survey they require.


The Management Asbestos Survey is the survey you will require if you simply need to comply with the Control of Asbestos Regulations.

This is a mainly visual survey from which an asbestos register will be produced, highlighting any asbestos containing materials that might be present in the building. 

All commercial premises built before 2000 are required to have an asbestos register by law - this is the one that most clients will need.

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A refurbishment asbestos survey is required when a commercial property (or part of it) is to undergo extensive refurbishment.

The aim is to identify and prevent asbestos containing materials being inadvertently disturbed by workers during the refurbishment project.

Only areas affected by refurbishment need to have a refurbishment survey, with the remaining areas being treated as a management survey.

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As the name suggests, if a building (or part of a building) is to be demolished, then a demolition asbestos survey will be necessary.

This is a more in-depth survey that is likely to be quite destructive in order to ensure that all asbestos containing materials are identified.

Occasionally, premises may be revisited at different stages of the demolition in order to examine previously inaccessible areas, for example, in hidden ducts.

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Commercial Property Asbestos Surveys

Call us now on 0121 711 7110 and we’ll provide you with an instant quotation over the telephone if you are able to provide us with the following details:

  • Geographical location of the premises
  • Number of rooms in the property (including WC’s / kitchens)
  • Number of floors & staircases
  • Approximate size of the building (sq metres)

Our asbestos surveyors are fully qualified and our surveys meet or exceed the requirements of HSG 264, “Asbestos: The Survey Guide”

Having conducted many thousands of asbestos surveys in the past few years, we are more experienced than most and we’ll talk to you in language that you’ll understand – not stuffy industry jargon.

Add to that the fact that we are also Chartered Building Surveyors, and you’ll understand that we know commercial building pathology better than most.

Not all asbestos surveyors are the same.

The main purpose of an asbestos survey is to produce an asbestos register for a building, either for compliance with the Control of Asbestos Regulations, which state that all commercial property built before year 2000, must have an asbestos register, or because the property is undergoing demolition or refurbishment.

Whatever your reasons for requiring an asbestos survey, you can be confident that you are dealing with experts in the subject.

Outside The UK?

Although we have conducted many thousands of asbestos surveys throughout the UK, we also have plenty of experience of working overseas on larger projects, including more than 500 in Malta on behalf of the Maltese government and 300 in Kenya for the British Army.

Our flexibility means that we are willing and able to travel anywhere at relatively short notice for larger portfolio work.

In A Hurry?

We can usually act very quickly to undertake the site work required for an asbestos survey, often during the same week of your enquiry.

It then takes a few days to compile your register and to have any samples we take analysed for asbestos presence.

All you have to do to arrange a survey, is call us on 0121 711 7110 or use the form on our contact page.

Whichever method you choose to contact us, you can be assured of our immediate attention and a nice, friendly and professional approach.