If you plan to demolish all or part of a commercial property that was built before 2000, you will need to have a Demolition Asbestos Survey completed.
The aim of this type of survey is to ensure the safety of demolition workers by ensuring that they do not accidentally disturb asbestos containing materials.
During the Demolition Asbestos Survey, the surveyor will first conduct a visual inspection of the premises on a room-by-room basis, including any external areas and roofs.
He (or she) will then proceed to take samples of any suspected asbestos containing materials and will then break open partition walls, ducts and voids in floors and ceilings, as far as reasonably practical, in order to discover hidden potential asbestos containing materials.
If discovered, these materials will also be sampled.
The Demolition Asbestos Survey is quite destructive and usually has to take place when the building (or at least the area being sampled) is unoccupied.
In certain cases, it is not always possible, for reasons of building occupancy, condition or use, to access all necessary areas at the time of the original survey and your asbestos surveyor will therefore make arrangements with you to revisit for further inspection at a later date, possibly during the soft-strip phase of the demolition, where previously hidden or inaccessible areas become available to inspect.
The Demolition Asbestos Survey, because of the requirement for potential further visits and extensive sampling requirements, is the most expensive type of survey.
Whilst some asbestos surveying practices charge on a “per sample” basis, this can soon add considerable cost to what appears to be a relatively inexpensive survey.
To avoid unexpected costs, when we provide a quotation, it will include all sampling. There are never additional costs incurred with our asbestos surveys. What we quote is what you pay.
If you would like to know prices for a Demolition Asbestos Survey, please call us on 0121 711 7110 or complete the form opposite and you’ll be answered by one of our specialist asbestos surveyors.