Compliant and Thorough Asbestos Surveys for Domestic Properties

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    Reliable, Professional and Compliant Domestic Asbestos Surveys

    Unlike the legal requirements for duty-holders to manage asbestos risks in commercial properties, managing asbestos in domestic premises is not necessary by law, but is strongly advised.

    While laws around the management of asbestos vary from commercial to domestic properties, the health risks posed by asbestos warrant enough reason to investigate its presence within your domestic property. Whether you own a private domestic property, live within one or are about to purchase one, it is always important to be aware of the impact of any asbestos containing materials (ACMs) within your home. There are a number of reasons why it is important to evaluate your risk of asbestos through an asbestos survey, including if you are planning to refurbish or demolish your domestic property, especially if your property was built before 1999. 

    Annually, around 4,500 people die from asbestos exposure according to the Health and Safety Executive. This is why you should contact the specialist asbestos team here at Pillars Environmental, who can carry out two types of survey: Asbestos Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys and Asbestos Management Surveys.



    Domestic Asbestos Refurbishment and Demolition Survey

    Formally known within the construction industry as a Type 3 asbestos survey, Refurbishment and Demolition (R&D) surveys are used when works are going to be taken out on a domestic property. These works could either include a refurbishment or a full demolition of the premises, but in both instances, there is an increased risk of released asbestos fibres into the environment. The popularity of asbestos as a building material means that many domestic properties like houses which were constructed before 1999 are likely to contain ACMs. Because of this, the identification and management of these ACMs is crucial for your domestic property. 

    During domestic Asbestos Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys, our asbestos consultants would undertake intrusive and visual inspections of the suspected ACM. If samples are taken at this time, they would then be sent to a UKAS accredited laboratory for further testing. Domestic R&D surveys necessitate full access to the property, meaning that the premises must be evacuated before the survey’s commencement due to the intrusive nature of testing. If complete access cannot be granted within the domestic property, we would assume that asbestos is present in that area.

    The Pillars Environmental team can work alongside you to tackle any asbestos-containing materials within your domestic property in a safe and compliant manner.

    Domestic Asbestos Management Survey

    Comparatively, a Domestic Asbestos Management Survey (which is formally known as a Type 2 asbestos survey) is a less intrusive option than the R&D survey. Due to its less intrusive nature, Asbestos Management Surveys (AMS) are able to be conducted during normal domestic occupancy. During this type of survey, our team will take discrete samples from the suspected ACMs, along with in-depth visual inspections. No damage is made to the domestic property during an AMS because of these less invasive techniques, leaving your property looking exactly the same as before the survey took place. This is why it is a suitable choice for your home and other private premises.


    Asbestos Survey for Domestic Property Cost

    Depending on the size of your domestic property, the cost will vary. To get a free, bespoke quote from our asbestos specialists, get in touch with us today. We have extensive experience dealing with domestic properties, so we are ready to deal with projects no matter the size or scale. We can help you on your journey to becoming asbestos free, and can give you peace of mind that your domestic property is dealt with by professionals.

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    les bridgwater
    A great service provided, we were working on a tight deadline they done everything in there powers to push this job forward & resolve our Asbestos problems. FIRST CLASS SERVICE. Smart Choice Dental Construction Ltd.
    Gareth Walsh
    Gareth Walsh
    Pillars have just carried out another survey on 30 flats for us. Carried out fast and great report (other than all the asbestos they found LOL). I would definitely recommend to others. Professional outfit.
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