Asbestos in residential property
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Residential 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 within an estimated 11 million UK homes built before these restrictions came into place and may mean you require a Residential Asbestos Survey.
If your residential dwelling 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. We are fully licensed to carry out all aspects of asbestos management from testing and surveys to removal and disposal.
In general, there are three asbestos survey types commonly carried out on residential properties:
Management Survey: Its purpose is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect asbestos and ACMs in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation, and to assess their condition. This survey gives residential property owners all the necessary information to determine whether remedial action such as asbestos removal is needed.
Refurbishment and Demolition Survey: Needed before any refurbishment or demolition work is carried out and is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all asbestos and 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?
In any residential property or home that may contain asbestos, there are certain areas where the presence of asbestos is more likely. Asbestos in your home may be found in fascia boards, cement tiles, water tanks, pipes and lagging, toilet cisterns, soffit boards, vinyl floor tiles, sink pads and bath panels, flue pipes and more. Asbestos Insulating Board or AIB is also a common material, often used in doors and boxing in houses where asbestos is present. However, this is not a comprehensive list and an asbestos survey can reveal and highlight all of the areas of your residential property that may contain asbestos.
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?
The responsibility for managing asbestos usually falls to the owner of the residential property in question. If you live in a rented property built before 2000, it is the duty of your landlord to cover all aspects of asbestos management to minimise risk of exposure for the tenants.
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. If you are buying or selling a residential property, a pre-purchase asbestos survey is recommended to grant all parties peace of mind regarding their investment.
If you have concerns about asbestos in your property and require a residential asbestos survey, contact The Mick George Group today. We have the necessary expertise and p402 qualified surveyors to complete a thorough asbestos assessment for you. If asbestos is found, we can then take the necessary steps of asbestos removal and asbestos disposal, covering a full asbestos management service to ensure your that your residential dwelling or home is safe for everyone.Contact Us
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