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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.

Sham Sansoy
Sham Sansoy
23:48 09 Aug 19
Great service. Lee and Scott were very accommodating and flexible, working to my available times. They visited the site twice and turned the reports around very quickly. I will be recomending them to friends and family.
Ronan Champion
Ronan Champion
19:24 05 Aug 19
Responded at short notice; detailed survey and report; and good value.
Kim Stacey-Merino
Kim Stacey-Merino
09:00 30 Jul 19
Lee was fantastic from beginning to end. He got back to me really quickly after I made an enquiry about testing for asbestos, he guided me through how many samples we might need taking and went the extra mile to check the ceilings in the house as we were unsure where the artex had been identified by the surveyor. He kept me in the loop the whole way through and made sure i was happy with each step. Would highly recommend Safety Surveys and would definitely use them again in the future. Thank you for a fast, efficient service at a reasonable price.
Dave Gurr
Dave Gurr
09:07 28 Jul 19
This is going to seem too good to be true, but believe me it's not.Lee's service is outstanding from start to finish. Quick response to initial enquiry and early availability for the survey. He's very friendly, knowledgeable and thoroughly professional, giving you confidence about how to manage something that could give you nightmares!The survey could not have been more thorough, investigating every nook and cranny where asbestos might be present (with many locations we would never have dreamed to check for).The report was provided by the end of the next day, including lab results! And I have to say it's one of the most thorough yet easily readable technical reports I've ever seen, including floor plans and maps with exact locations of where each sample was taken.I can't recommend him highly enough. If you suspect asbestos in your property, his service is worth every penny.
Matt Sawyer
Matt Sawyer
18:43 15 Jul 19
Lee is incredibly professional and from start to finish was a pleasure to deal with. We recently bought an old 1792 cottage which had work done in the 1950's - 70's. After buying the house we thought it best to have a survey (renovation and demolition surveys aren't really possible until you own the property for good reasons - the sellers don't want semi-intrusive samples in case you don't buy it!).Before we started any renovation we were keen to know what we were facing, and were obviously worried about it. Speaking with Lee was completely calming and we felt completely safe in his ability. We contacted him on the Sunday after purchase, and by the Thursday he was taking samples. We just received the survey, so turn around, including results from the lab in less than a week. We asked for additional samples as we were planning on removing walls and the property was two separate dwellings, and Lee was more than happy to spend more man hours testing than he planned for no additional cost, all we had to pay for was additional sampling fees which is totally to be expected. Overall I cannot give these guys a better review. Fast, efficient, and totally professional. If you suspect asbestos, get these guys in!
Sonia Baker
Sonia Baker
15:17 11 Jul 19
Thank you for a great job, very professional, very quick and very reliable, we would definitely recommend Safety Surveys.
Nolan Geoghegan
Nolan Geoghegan
08:48 05 Jul 19
Very good service, quick and economical. Would recommend
yam artzy
yam artzy
21:36 17 Jun 19
Great service, super quick and professional with a great price. Lee was very responsive and professional. Recommended!
Gemma Guiton
Gemma Guiton
17:29 11 Jun 19
Lee provided the service we requested very quickly and kept us fully updated throughout the process. Fantastic service, would highly recommend.
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.
YRU6S
YRU6S
11:20 16 May 19
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.
Gareth Rees
Gareth Rees
06:19 16 May 19
Quick, reliable and fairly priced. Highly recommended
F L
F L
18:27 14 May 19
Would definitely recommend this company. The sample was taken the day after I sent my enquiry and we had the results within two working days. Thank you for making it so easy!
Ralph Franklin
Ralph Franklin
09:10 14 May 19
Ellie Mae
Ellie Mae
21:49 13 May 19
Very pleased with the service provided. Called on the Wednesday, booked Lee in for the Thursday morning! Very friendly and knowledgeable. Got the results within 2 working days (on the Monday). Has put my worries to rest. Thanks!
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
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
08:04 02 May 19
Extremely efficient service. Sampling and results were all completed within 24 hours (called on Tuesday morning and results were available on Wednesday).
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!
Jamie Ellis
Jamie Ellis
18:38 04 Apr 19
Great service, always very responsive on phone / email. Exceptionally detailed report.
Summer Rain
Summer Rain
19:38 02 Apr 19
I'm in the process of selling my house and the buyer's home buyer report said the roof "may" contain asbestos. This all happened a few days before I'm due to exchange so am in a rush. From the first contact Lee has been great, he was able to obtain the sample and give results very speedy and for a very good price with a certificate. Thanks again.
James Gilley
James Gilley
14:21 26 Mar 19
Lee at Safety Surveys was fast to respond, professional and able to answer all of my questions. He was friendly and approachable. im sure i wil use Safety Surveys again in the future.
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!
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.
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.
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)
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
Nancy Barkas
Nancy Barkas
13:16 18 Dec 18
Safety Surveys' Lee was pleasant, professional and efficient. We had our results back within 2 working days as promised.Happy to recommend
Zoe Manns
Zoe Manns
12:59 29 Nov 18
Lee has been absolutely fantastic - we were in a panic and he came to visit the next morning (responding by email that night!), expedited the lab results and was always available by phone to give incredibly reassuring advice. We are very grateful and would 100% recommend! Going forward, I would always buy a full asbestos report for any prosective property purchase. Thank you so much Lee.
Michael Pierpoint
Michael Pierpoint
19:06 13 Nov 18
Friendly, professional and helpful. Would highly recommend. Thank you.
Birchwood Dental
Birchwood Dental
19:23 17 Sep 18
What an excellent service at a very competitive price. From start to finish Lee was very professional, efficient and friendly. £ days altogether from emailing to report. Very impressive Thoroughly recommended
Sam Brown
Sam Brown
15:41 14 Sep 18
Good communication, speedy service, careful and tidy workmanship and good value. Overall Lee delivers the kind of excellent service you always hope for but rarely receive!
Katie Ferguson
Katie Ferguson
16:43 10 Sep 18
Lee was quick to respond and turned around our survey in 3 days (including over the weekend) which was far quicker than I expected. There was minimal disturbance during the survey itself, he was punctual and friendly - and has answered my many many follow up questions to help alleviate some of our concerns. And a good price - would definitely recommend!
Julie Janes
Julie Janes
01:50 08 Sep 18
Very quick and efficient! Highly recommend
Mark Roberts
Mark Roberts
09:19 05 Sep 18
Really great service - Lee is extremely knowledgeable, and came the same day at the weekend. I wouldn't hesitate in using his services again.
dr green
dr green
12:44 18 Aug 18
Best price great survice. Highly recommended
Joy Broughton
Joy Broughton
13:55 16 Aug 18
Fabulous service, quickly done, recommend highly.
Kirsty Hennessy
Kirsty Hennessy
19:53 14 Aug 18
We wanted to have an asbestos survey done prior to completion on our new house and there was some asbestos identified during the survey. With this information in hand we were able to negotiate a lower price which covered the cost of removal. Safety surveys were great from start to finish offering sound advice and responding quickly to our enquiries.
Celia Dean
Celia Dean
19:23 14 Aug 18
I rung around a few surveying companies for quotes and decided to go to Safety Surveys. Not just becausethey were the cheapest but because when speaking to Lee he came across as knowledgeable and accommodating. I was not disappointed! lee turned up HK selfto carry out the survey, he was on time, clear with his explanations, courteous and tidy. Very pleased about it. Five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Jane Twyford
Jane Twyford
20:11 13 Aug 18
This company was recommended by a friend. The survey was done with minimal disruption and i got the report back within a couple of days. It was also a good price . Lee was very polite and professional highly recommend.
Ing Ing
Ing Ing
21:14 04 Aug 18
Great service!
Ashley Barlow
Ashley Barlow
20:44 02 Aug 18
I used Safety Surveys to survey a house I was buying. They were well priced, the surveyor was on time and the report was received within a couple of days. Highly recommended
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