The importance of having asbestos building surveys done prior any type of renovation or demolition of existing properties – both domestic and commercial – is crucial to the health and safety of anyone working on the project, as well as any building users and the general public.
At Grosvenor Asbestos Solutions, we complete both domestic and commercial surveys on any size project to identify the asbestos type and installation, as well as its condition and its current state, in order to offer correct recommendations.
Why is asbestos surveying required?
Asbestos surveying is very important in all non-domestic buildings and is a requirement of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (2012) to have a management survey report in place as a minimum. In both domestic and commercial properties where there are plans for alteration works to be done, the risk of asbestos in older properties constructed before 2000 is still potentially high and surveying for housing built before 2000, an asbestos survey is a very important step before any renovation or extension work is undertaken. Older properties can have multiple forms of asbestos contained throughout the structure that may become disturbed during any refurbishment works.
Domestic asbestos surveys provide the homeowners with a detailed breakdown of where asbestos is currently located and its current state to inform those working if it is undisturbed, needs containing or needs to be fully removed before the work is started. The survey will help homeowners understand the extent of the asbestos and location for the day to day maintenance and living within the property. Any major modifications to the structure should have a refurbishment survey completed, and if it is due for demolition then a full demolition survey would be needed.
Commercial asbestos surveying is a process undertaken by Grosvenor Asbestos Solutions that promotes the ongoing safe management of premises as well as for building insurance purposes. In the case of older buildings that require demolition, or pre-2000 buildings that need major renovation and extension work under new ownership, commercial refurbishment / demolition surveying is a requirement to ensure the safety of any construction workforce that may be at risk from airborne fibres being released.
What Grosvenor Asbestos Solutions undertake
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR) states that all non-domestic premises require an asbestos assessment and report to be completed.
At Grosvenor Asbestos Solutions, we work with all of our clients to guide them through the entire process step-by-step. We provide clear understanding on the process, informing the client of each instance and action, to provide them with a clear and detailed asbestos report.
When working on-site, the team at Grosvenor Asbestos provide a safe and efficient survey process. Understanding that an asbestos survey may need a differing approach depending on the client’s specific needs, Grosvenor Asbestos provide plenty of scope to make surveys more bespoke for their clients.
We aim to work with our clients to ensure we attend sites around their working patterns to ensure the survey fits around their day-to-day business running, providing a fast service that is not disruptive.
Employing a flexible working pattern, asbestos building surveys can be undertaken during unsociable hours for premises with large workforces that cannot be disrupted.
Result of asbestos surveying
By undertaking asbestos surveys in domestic or commercial properties, Grosvenor Asbestos Solutions can present a fully comprehensive report on the presence of asbestos in various forms, its condition and steps required before any work is undertaken which could disturb the hazardous material.
The report will fully detail the steps required to maintain the asbestos, as well as any steps for removing or making-safe the asbestos installations.
Grosvenor Asbestos Solutions provide easy to understand reports for both commercial and domestic work, as well as a professional management survey, asbestos testing service and safe asbestos removal and disposal for any size project.