Is Our Builder Responsible for an Asbestos Survey?

If you have extensive renovation, extension or demolition work done on a residential or commercial property, the overall importance of an asbestos survey manchester cannot be overstated. Before any building work commences that has the potential to disturb asbestos-containing materials (ACMs), a survey specialising in asbestos must be conducted professionally.

There is a common misconception that an asbestos survey is required only following any demolition or refitting work. That is untrue, and there several different surveys are designed for various aspects of building work.

Domestic Asbestos Survey

With the housing market seeing huge activity in the 2020s and increase in people looking to make the most of their existing homes, many homeowners view renovation as an option.

However, if your home was built before 1999, there is a possibility that it was built using multiple forms of ACMs. Domestic asbestos surveys are crucial to uncover whether any ACMs are within the property. For the health and safety of yourself and anyone around the building, this survey is comprehensive – with detailed findings and advice on how to proceed when ACMs are identified.

These types of surveys cannot be conducted on a house you are looking to purchase as it will damage the fabric of the property and expose building elements. Instead, a non-intrusive Management Survey can be undertaken on potential purchases.

Management Survey

This survey is legally required for non-domestic buildings built before 2000, replacing an older survey dubbed Type 2. HSE will fine any company that refrains from conducting these surveys to discover any elements of ACMs on their property.

A Management Survey contributes towards a larger asbestos management plan containing information, risks and implementation of a robust management system. Although not a legal requirement on domestic properties, they are a requirement for communal areas in blocks of flats and HMOs.

Demolition and Refurbishment Survey

These surveys are highly intrusive and conducted before any renovation or demolition work. These surveys locate any ACMs hidden within the building fabric.

During demolition and refurbishment work, workers have risks of suffering exposure from asbestos-containing materials. These surveys are a requirement under the construction design management (CDM) regulations.

If your domestic or commercial property is planned to go under renovation or demolition work, you need to contact a professional in asbestos removal Stockport. Only specialists in asbestos testing and asbestos surveying can undertake any workaround ACMs, and any professional builder will promote this as fact.

Contact the team at Grosvenor Asbestos Solutions today for all domestic asbestos surveys and commercial properties.  We can tailor our surveys to the requirements of your project.

What our clients have to say…

“Jim provided a fantastic service. Friendly, quick, non-disruptive work. Good turnaround on receiving the sample report too”

“Asbestos survey – Jim did a very thorough job. Kept us updated right through the visit with an initial view, and then supplied an in depth report after. Very pleasant person to deal with. Overall, very pleased with the service.”

“Really friendly professional service with very quick response time. The work was carried out to a high standard, at a very good price, within two days of enquiry. I would definitely recommend this company.”

“Jordan and Jim did an excellent job of demolishing our garage, including the safe removal of the asbestos roof. Their work was tidy and controlled, with no impact on any surrounding hedges, plants, etc.

All in all they ticked every box.”

“Jim and his team were very professional, courteous and helpful throughout the whole process. They worked very hard to meet our tight timelines and did a great job. I would highly recommend Grosvenor Asbestos to anyone requiring asbestos services.”

“Had a survey done. All work and results back before a new week. Very prompt, efficient and quick service. Absolutely recommend this company.”

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