ASBESTOS SURVEYS IN PORTSMOUTH
We are an independent specialist providing full asbestos management services to the public and private sectors alike.
We ensure that businesses are compliant and domestic customers are safe through surveys, sampling & testing and management plans.
From small scale refurbishment projects and asbestos home buyers surveys to large demolition and industrial projects.
We offer a fast, reactive service and ongoing support and advice is offered as standard.
Through our extensive industry experience we can offer safe, cost effective solutions whatever your requirements.
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos was a commonly used product in the building industry throughout Portsmouth from the late 1960's through to the year 2000. Houses and commercial properties within these dates are likely to contain ACM's (asbestos containing materials), a specialist survey will locate these enabling decisions to be made to their ongoing management or removal.
Throughout Portsmouth and the surrounding areas, asbestos was used extensively in both commercial and domestic builds. Used in over 3000 products and materials, fibres are often contained in domestic floor tiles and floor coverings, artex and decorative coatings, boxing panels and partitions as well as insulation products, glues and mastics.
Based locally, we conduct Asbestos Surveys in Portsmouth as well as across Hampshire and the South of England. We provide specialist asbestos surveys as well as sampling and testing services.
When do I need an Asbestos Survey in Portsmouth?
Properties built before the year 2000 are likely to contain asbestos. An asbestos survey in Portsmouth can determine the extent of any asbestos-containing materials within your home. It is essential prior to commencing any refurbishments or building works on your home. An inspection is also helpful when selling or renting out the property as many homebuyer reports will now assume asbestos may be present if a survey is not in place.
The types of asbestos surveys we offer in Portsmouth.
Asbestos Management Survey
The management survey is used to identify and locate asbestos-containing material in the home or building. We record any asbestos that could be disturbed or damaged during normal occupation.
Asbestos Refurbishment Survey
This type of survey applies when a building is refurbished, upgraded or demolished. This survey aims to identify the areas with any ACMs (asbestos containing materials) prior to refurbishment or full demolition, this ensures nothing is disturbed accidentally during the work. This type of survey would be used prior to a bathroom or kitchen refurbishment, layout changes or a rear extension or conversion.
Asbestos Demolition Survey
This survey as the name suggests is required prior to demolition. It would locate any ACM's located within the building including those in inaccessible places that are not visible during day to day use. It is fully intrusive in nature and allows for the safe demolition after any required removal works have been completed.
For an expert and professional Asbestos Survey in Portsmouth, contact Shelter Environmental. We deliver high-quality and comprehensive reports at competitive prices, call or email us today.
Fully qualified to BOHS (British Occupational Hygiene Society) Surveying Strategies for Asbestos in Buildings P402 and a member of the BOHS FAAM - Technician Member of the Faculty of Asbestos Assessment and Management, we also hold full professional indemnity and liability insurances for complete peace of mind.