What is asbestos and where is it typically found?

Asbestos, a naturally-occurring fibrous material mineral was used quite commonly used in the UK and banned eventually in 1999 – from jiffy bags, mattresses, pipe lagging, floor tiles, textured ceilings to cement water tanks.

Asbestos isn’t dangerous unless it becomes disturbed or airborne, where it can easily be inhaled through the lungs. This has resulted in many deaths such as Asbestosis and Mesothelioma.

The inherent risks became more well-known after the 1960’s and 70’s and by 1999, the UK had banned all types of asbestos – as a result, constructions built before 2000 require an asbestos survey and subsequently, a safe removal.

Do I need an asbestos survey if I am extending my house?

Never!! Let any work or workmen start any project or building work without 1st contacting your Asbestos Surveyor. Get a survey report before any work takes place. Keep you, your family and the work staff safe…

How long does a management surveys take to complete on 5-bedroom house?

A management survey typically takes between 2-3 hours including material sample collection.
Once we have the sample report back, we can supply you with the full report within 24-48 hours.

If I’m selling my home, do I need a survey?

No you don’t. However many estate agents are advising buyers to get a survey report for peace of mind.
Asbestos removal can be costly and if you have a tight budget, this sometimes can be a deal-breaker.

Will I be able to understand the contents of the asbestos survey results?

Absolutely – we prepare all asbestos reports, that are clear and concise. If there’s anything at all that you don’t follow in the asbestos survey report, please get in touch with us.