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Point of Reference
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London - Asbestos Survey - 020 3390 0301
Our experienced asbestos team that covers London are qualified asbestos management, refurbishment and demolition surveyors for industrial, commercial and domestic buildings. We can also undertake a Commercial EPC at the same time to provide you with a cost-effective package deal where needed.
Each member of our asbestos team are holders of the BOHS (British Occupational Hygiene Society) P402 qualification - the statutory proficiency certificate in 'Building Surveys and Bulk Sampling for Asbestos'. Our experienced and professional consultants are here to help so if you have any queries please call us on 020 3390 0301 or send your query to Asbestos-Survey@e2consultants.co.uk.
What Is Asbestos?
The trade and use of asbestos has been restricted or banned in many jurisdictions in London. Asbestos is basically a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals used for their desirable physical properties. Though mined from rock, when broken down it breaks apart into tiny fibres.
Though three types have been widely used in building materials there are actually types of asbestos. The main ones are Chrysotile (white), Amosite (brown) and Crocidolite (blue). Blue is usually the most dangerous followed by brown and then white.
Under the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, it's the duty of the site owner of a commercial premise to identify and manage asbestos in and around the property.
Employers must undertake risk assessments before commencing work which exposes, or is liable to expose, employees to asbestos. This risk assessment must include:
- A plan of work detailing how the work is to be carried out
- Indication of any asbestos-related issues
- Provide solutions to these issues
- How to prevent exposure to asbestos or reduce it to as low a level as is reasonably practicable
Where Can Asbestos Be Found?
- Toilet cisterns can contain asbestos-reinforced resin materials
- Insulation in floor and wall cavities, lofts and insulating boards
- Artex or similar decorative / textures coating on ceilings and sometimes walls
- External / internal wall panelling particularly around windows
- Water tanks can be made from asbestos cement and is often found in pre-1980 houses
- Flash Guards on fuse wires and panelling behind fuse boxes
- Sprayed fire insulation
- Floor tiles, mastics and sealants
- Pipe works, boilers, ducts and heat exchanges
What's Involved In An Asbestos Survey?
For an asbestos management survey, formally a type 2 survey, one of our surveyors will take small samples of suspected asbestos from a property to be sent to a lab for testing. They will also note each room in the building and the materials used in its construction - any area unaccessible will be marked as such to indicate the possibility of asbestos.
For a refurbishment/demolition, or type 3, survey, a more destruction method is used over a management survey, as the name suggests. One of our asbestos surveyors will use means such as drilling floor slabs or knocking through walls to access areas where planned work will be undertaken. This ensures that when the building is converted of knocked down that the next team in won't risk running into any asbestos that could be hazardous to their health and slow the project.
Our other services include:
Acoustic Testing, Workplace Noise, Fire Risk Assessment, Commercial EPCs, Thermal, Part E / BB93, BREEAM Credit Reports, Room Integrity Testing, Commercial Air Testing, Environmental Noise, Asbestos Surveys, Sustainability Statements, SBEM Calculations (BER/TER), DSM / Thermal Modelling, Display Energy Certificates,
Asbestos Survey can also be known as:
Commercial P402R Asbestos Survey, P402R Asbestos Survey, Asbestos Management Survey, Commercial Asbestos Refurbishment Survey, Commercial Asbestos Demolition Surveys, Commercial P402 Asbestos Survey, Commercial Asbestos Management Survey, Asbestos Demolition Survey, Asbestos Refurbishment Survey, P402 Asbestos Survey, Commercial Asbestos Survey,
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