What is an asbestos inspection?
An asbestos inspection is a type of building survey that specifically looks for asbestos materials within your property. Other aspects of the property are not inspected.
What is included?
The areas that we look at when we carry out an asbestos inspection of your property depend on the type of inspection that you have requested.
There are two types of asbestos survey - asbestos management surveys and asbestos refurbishment/demolition surveys - see our Asbestos Surveys page for more information on the different types.
For an asbestos management survey, the inspection will look at all surface items within the property, i.e. everything that is readily accessible and likely to be disturbed on a day-to-day basis, either by the building occupants or during routine maintenance work. We will inspect within boxings where there is easy access, basements and roof spaces. We will inspect electrical items and lift shafts providing suitably qualified personnel are present.
The asbestos inspection for an asbestos refurbishment/demolition survey takes things a stage further. In addition to the areas inspected during an asbestos management survey, we will also inspect areas such as wall cavities, cavity closers, floor voids, roof construction, etc in order to gain a detailed picture of the building construction so we can be sure that all asbestos materials within the property are identified.
However, if you are only performing minor renovation work, we can tailor the asbestos inspection to your needs.
Who can carry out an asbestos inspection?
Surveyors carrying out asbestos inspections must hold the P402 qualification in asbestos surveying. Our surveyors hold this qualification as standard, along with multiple others relating to both asbestos and building surveying in general.
What do I do next?
Contact us on 0800 061 2597 or email us at email@example.com and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.