ASBESTOS SURVEYS IN SOUTHAMPTON
An independent specialist for Asbestos Surveys, Management and Sampling & Testing in Southampton. We provide services for both private and public sectors alike and offer domestic and commercial surveying services, from pre purchase homebuyers surveys to refurbishment and demolition inspections.
We deal with small scale refurbishment projects and asbestos surveys for home buyers. Along with large scale demolition and industrial projects in Southampton. Our priority is to keep businesses and domestic clients safe by through surveys, sampling & testing and management plans.
We provide a fast, friendly and reliable service and cover asbestos surveys in Southampton and the surrounding areas.
What is Asbestos?
Between the mid 1960’s to the year 2000, Asbestos was a commonly used product widely used throughout the construction and building industry. Properties built within this time period will be likely to contain asbestos or ACM’s (Asbestos Containing Materials).
To avoid accidental disturbance, and potential harm to health during any refurbishment work or general day to day occupation, we would recommend instructing an asbestos surveyor to carry out a full inspection, this will locate any suspect materials and allow them to be safely sampled for analysis in the laboratory.
Asbestos was used extensively throughout Southampton and the surrounding areas in both domestic and commercial builds. The range of products that can contain asbestos is extensive and many can be found within homes and businesses in and around Hampshire.
Used in over 3000 products and materials you may be surprised to discover that it can be found in items as diverse as: floor tiles and lino, artex, partitions walls and boxing panelling to pipework as well as insulation products around any heat source such as boilers, fireplaces and pipework. If you own a property built within this period, we would recommend an asbestos survey in Southampton for full piece of mind.
When do you require an asbestos survey in Southampton?
If you own a property built before the year 2000 it is likely to contain some asbestos containing materials. An Asbestos Survey in Southampton will allow a full inspection and determine if there are any suspect materials within the property. If you are thinking of selling or renting your property an asbestos survey can also be useful to allow the process of conveyancing or securing a tenant to run smoothly, many lenders are now asking for an asbestos survey as part of the lending process. It is also important to have a survey completed prior to any refurbishments or building work within the home.
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The types of asbestos surveys we offer in Southampton.
Asbestos Management Survey
We provide a full asbestos management survey to locate any ACM’s that could be disturbed during day to day living and occupation. We will identify and record any materials containing asbestos that could be damaged or disturbed. This will allow for piece of mind for yourself and your family.
Asbestos Refurbishment Survey
This survey is required for any building refurbishments, layout changes or intrusive works. Through our detailed survey inspection we will identify any suspect materials and include them in a detailed report and floorplan, this can then be used to safely manage the asbestos during any planned work. We recommend the asbestos refurbishment survey if you are having any kitchen refurbishments or extensions, bathroom redecorations or structural works and building layout changes.
Asbestos Demolition Survey
The asbestos demolition survey as the name suggests is carried out prior to demolition. If you are in the area of Southampton and need to demolish any part of your building, the survey will identify any ACM’s within the building, allowing for safe demolition of the structure. This is a fully intrusive survey, and we include areas which are not usually accessible or visible, this would include inside partition and cavity walls, within pipework boxings and service risers, below floorboards and around door and window frames and sills.
For an expert and professional Asbestos Survey in Southampton, 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.
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