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Pre-Purchase Asbestos Surveys

A pre-purchase asbestos survey locates suspect ACMs (Asbestos Containing Materials) in a property prior to purchase. If you would like Safety Surveys to carry out a pre-purchase asbestos survey in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire or Buckinghamshire, call us on 01582 966 700
Pre-Purchase Asbestos Surveys
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Buying a property built prior to 2000?

If you are considering the purchase of a property built prior to the year 2000 there is a possibility that it may contain asbestos. Not managed properly, asbestos can be a serious hazard to health and a financial liability. For these reasons we recommend a Pre-Purchase asbestos survey prior to the purchase of your property.

The purpose of the Pre-Purchase Asbestos Survey is to locate and identify any Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM’s) that could be disturbed during the day-to-day use of the property.  This is a visual survey of all surfaces and visible components that make up the property.

Our surveyor will sample any suspect ACM’s where accessible and record the location, extent and condition of the suspect material. The material is photographed and the sample location recorded on a floor plan, this information is gathered electronically on site and is used alongside the sample analysis results and our recommendations to generate the Asbestos Survey Report. The report will be delivered to you by email in PDF format, typically within 2 working days following the survey.

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Identifying Asbestos Containing Materials

Safety Survey’s consultants are fully-qualified to carry out asbestos surveys. Our experienced surveyors will:

  • Carry out a non-intrusive but thorough survey
  • Establish whether ACMs are present
  • Assess ACM condition
  • Compile report, including risk assessment
  • Provide expert advice on professional removal if required

We’re experts in identifying and managing Asbestos Containing Materials. If you are worried that the property you’re planning to buy may contain asbestos, call us on 01582 966 700

Asbestos was used extensively in UK construction materials throughout the twentieth century. Research emerged towards the end of the century regarding the harmful effects of airborne asbestos. It was finally banned for use in 1999.

It depends on the material type, condition and location. Some materials are more friable and when damaged are more likely to release asbestos fibres into the atmosphere.  So long as the ACM is in good condition and remains undisturbed the risk is minimal. If the ACM is damaged or the condition deteriorates there’s a risk that fibres could become airborne.

ACMs are a liability and it can be a costly process to have them removed professionally. Their presence could affect the valuation of your property. It may be that you decide to factor the cost of removal into your purchase offer.

Vishal Morjaria
Vishal Morjaria
21:23 14 Feb 19
Found Lee's company on the first link via google search. Not only was he prompt via email but he was reasonably price compared to other companies. He worked around my schedule as it was for a commercial property and he even works on weekends (bonus). He arrived on time but not only that i was greeted with a warm smile. We had a lovely chat and he carried out the survey. After the completion of the survey he explained the next steps and made everything simple for me. Top bloke and very professional. Will be recommending him for anyone who would like an asbestos survey. Thanks again Lee
Nick Payne
Nick Payne
18:35 12 Mar 19
Lee was quick to respond to my online query and the was flexible in arranging a thorough inspection. The follow-up was great and Lee delivered the report as promised. Overall great service, I would definitely use again.
Jackie Davis
Jackie Davis
22:12 21 Feb 19
Very accommodating and helpful and came round as quick as they could! All was tested and lab results were back in a couple of days with a full report to keep on file.I would highly recommend Lee. Excellent service and would happily use again! Thank you :O)
Ben Hare
Ben Hare
22:31 07 Mar 19
Very quick service, thorough inspection and clear report afterwards. Overall very happy with the service.
Matthew Oliver
Matthew Oliver
18:55 26 Feb 19
Very good service and a good price. They responded to calls and emails quickly and helpfully and did the survey quickly and efficiently.
Tracy BEECHEY
Tracy BEECHEY
07:46 16 May 19
Lee was exceptional he replied instantly and delivered report day before he said it would be. As customer service goes this for us was second to none. The report for us was good news as no asbestos so this gave my parents complete peace of mind in purchasing the property. Definitely recommend this company very professional. We were shocked on how good the companys report was. We had called other companies but recommend to use Lee so glad we did. If you have doubts this company will go over and above with fabulous service.
S Downs
S Downs
12:07 12 May 19
I emailed my enquiry on a Saturday afternoon and Lee got back to me very quickly and was on my doorstep within half an hour to take some samples away for analysis. I promptly received confirmation a few days later (it was a bank holiday weekend) that my floor tiles contained asbestos.A thoroughly professional service, great to see people take pride in what they do.Thank you Lee
Dark Abigail
Dark Abigail
18:33 15 Apr 19
5 stars does not do them Justice. Called on Friday late afternoon and the surveyor came in on Saturday morning. Very polite professional and explained the process in detail, and made me feel comfortable regarding my concerns. Samples were taken and I got a 35 page report by Monday. Very speedy and precise Service, worth every penny to put your mind and ease. Don't look somewhere else, you will not be disappointed with them!
carl stevenson
carl stevenson
20:23 05 Jun 19
Had a survey done recently and could not be happier with the service. Lee was friendly, professional and went above and beyond until we were completely happy with everything. Would 100% recommend.
vns vns
vns vns
10:33 25 Mar 19
Cannot express how accurate the below reviews are. Lee was brilliant throughout the whole process, quick, reliable and fairly priced compared to other companies. I would definitely recommend anyone I know in need of getting some materials tested for Asbestos by Lee. Honestly was a great service and great work rate provided. Thanks again Lee!
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