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Asbestos Surveys

Whether it’s a commercial or residential Asbestos Survey that’s required, Mick George Environmental have the expertise and p402 qualified surveyors to complete a thorough assessment of the building.



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Asbestos Surveys

Restrictions on the use of Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM’s) were not introduced until the late 20th century, which means these hazardous materials are still hugely prevalent today in commercial premises built beforehand, and within an estimated 11 million UK homes which means you may require Asbestos Surveys.

Whether it’s a commercial unit or residential dwelling that requires an Asbestos Survey, Mick George Environmental have the expertise and p402 qualified surveyors to complete a thorough assessment of the building, making the necessary recommendations where required.

In general, there are three types of Asbestos Survey commonly carried out:

Management Survey: Previously known as a type 2 Asbestos survey, an Asbestos Management surveys purpose is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect ACMs in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation, and to assess their condition.

Refurbishment and Demolition Survey: Formally known as a type 3 Asbestos survey, a refurbishment and demolition survey is needed before any refurbishment or demolition work is carried out and is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all ACMs in the area where the refurbishment work will take place or in the whole building if demolition is planned.

Pre-Purchase Survey: To provide homebuyers with peace of mind that the property is safe and free of asbestos related risks. This report is increasingly required to satisfy the terms of lenders for new and re-mortgages, as well as speeding up the process for property selling.

Other surveys are available on request; I.E – Residential and Landlords Asbestos Surveys.


Where is Asbestos Typically Present?

Asbestos in commercial premises

1 – Asbestos cement water tank
2 – AIB to door
3 – Floor tiles
4 – Pipe lagging/bolier
5 – Toilet seat
6 – Toilet cistern
7 – AIB behind fuse box
8 – Cement flue pipe
9 – Asbestos cement panels
10 – AIB interior window panel
11 – Cement downpipe
12 – Artex/textured coating ceiling
13 – Cable wrap
14 – AIB panel
15 – Asbestos cement under cloak
16 – Loose fill insulation
17 – Heater
18 – AIB boxing
19 – Damp proof course
20 – Roofing felt
21 – Soffits – AIB or asbestos cement
22 – Fuse guards
23 – Asbestos profiled sheeting
24 – Sprayed coating to beams

This list is not exhaustive and for illustration purposes only

AIB = Asbestos Insulating Board

Asbestos in residential property

1 – Fascia Boards
2 – Cement Tiles
3 – Cement Water Tank
4 – Cement Pipe & Pipe Lagging
5 – Loose Fill Asbestos
6 – Cement Guttering
7 – Cement Down Pipe
8 – Toilet Cistern & Toilet Seat
9 – Artex/Textured Coating
10 – Soffit Boards
11 – Boiler (Rope, Flue Pipe)
12 – AIB
13 – Vinyl floor tiles
14 – Sink Pad
15 – Cement Board
16 – Damp Proof Course
17 – Fire Place Panel
18 – Flue Pipe
19 – Asbestos Cement Roof
20 – Window Rope Seal
21 – Cement Sheet
22 – Understair AIB/Cement Boards
23 – Bath Panel
24 – AIB Boxing
25 – AIB Door
26 – Undersarking

This list is not exhaustive and for illustration purposes only

AIB = Asbestos Insulating Board

Who’s Responsible for Managing Asbestos?

  • If you are a landlord, tenant or managing agent of a commercial property built before 2000 by law you must have an asbestos register in place at all times.
  • If your commercial property has previously been shown to contain asbestos you must have an asbestos management plan and risk register which should be updated annually.
  • If you plan to undertake any refurbishment or demolition work in your home or commercial property, you must have a refurbishment and demolition survey.

This applies to all properties – shops, offices, factories, warehouses, commercial and industrial units (including unoccupied buildings). Failing to comply with current regulations could compromise your insurance cover, leading to a fine of up to £20,000 and even a prison sentence of up to 24 months for the most serious breaches.

If you are a homeowner, you do not have a legal duty to manage asbestos under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, but you are required to protect anyone carrying out work at your property. You may also need a Refurbishment & Demolition Survey if planning any refurbishment work.


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