Frequently Asked Questions

What is asbestos and where is it typically found?

Asbestos, a naturally-occurring fibrous material mineral was commonly used in the UK until 1999 in products such as mattresses, floor tiles, textured ceilings and even in cement water tanks Asbestos isn’t dangerous unless it becomes disturbed or airborne, where it can easily be inhaled through the lungs. The inherent risks became more apparent in the late 1960s and 70’s so much so that by 1999, the UK had prohibited all types of asbestos. Consequently, structures built before 2000 require an asbestos survey and its safe removal to remain compliant with legislation and keep anyone on the premises safe at all times.

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

You should not start any work until you are 100% positive that there are no asbestos-containing materials in or on the site. We have a team of dedicated professionals who can perform an initial survey to determine the extent of contamination and draw up plans for extraction and disposal.

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

A management survey typically takes between 2-3 hours including a sample material collection. Once we have the sample report, 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 advise buyers to conduct a survey report for peace of mind.

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What our customers say

“Surrey Asbestos Surveys [offered a] quick turnaround time on the survey results and fantastic customer service. I’ll recommend you guys in a heartbeat!”

“Surrey helped me identify areas where I didn’t even know asbestos existed.”

“Thanks for a great service – your team removed and managed the asbestos waste in a discreet and professional manner.”