Are You Planning to Demolish or Refurbish a Building?
If it was constructed before 2000 you’ll need to carry out a refurbishment and demolition survey. This is a fully intrusive survey which is required to locate any Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) that are located within the fabric of the building and that could be disturbed as a result of the planned works.
An R&D survey requires destructive inspection in order to comprehensively assess the building. This will involve lifting fixed flooring including floor boards, laminate and tiles, breaking into walls, cladding, structural boxing, ceilings and partitions. It’s essential that a detailed record of all ACMs is achieved prior to refurbishment or demolition work commencing.
Where aggressive inspection is required the surveyor will take the necessary precautions to minimise the risk of disturbing any hazardous material in order to avoid the release of fibres and the spread of debris.
Conducting a Refurbishment & Demolition Survey
- Safety Survey’s consultants have extensive experience in carrying out refurbishment & demolition surveys. Our skilled surveyors will:
- Carry out an intrusive and necessarily destructive survey
- Establish whether ACMs are present
- Identify all ACMs, their location and condition
- Compile a detailed survey report
- Provide expert advice on professional removal or management as appropriate
We’re experts in identifying Asbestos Containing Materials in buildings scheduled for demolition or refurbishment. To schedule a survey, call us on 01582 966 700
When Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) are damaged or disturbed, microscopic fibres are released into the environment. Inhaling these fibres can cause life-threatening diseases. The effects of inhalation can take years to be diagnosed and by then it is usually too late to effect a cure.
Yes, but the works will need to be carefully planned and managed. If Asbestos Containing Materials are identified during the survey we can provide advice and guidance on how to proceed safely and legally with your refurbishment.
Trained asbestos professionals carry out air monitoring throughout the removal process. This gives a clear indication of whether fibres have been released into the surrounding atmosphere and reassurance that airborne fibre levels have remained safely below the control limits.