Overview Of Demoltion & Refurbishment Asbestos Surveys
You’ll need Demolition & Refurbishment Asbestos Surveys, or an ‘R&D’ survey, if you are demolishing or refurbishing a building built before 2000. An R&D survey will be requested by your CDM co-ordinator.
If you think that your building is at risk, you should commission an asbestos sampling survey. Then, if the samples are positive, you should carry out a full R&D asbestos survey as soon as possible. It’s extremely important to remember that disturbing asbestos is a major health risk to construction staff and future occupants.
If you are demolishing a building built before 2000, it is possible your building contains asbestos. If you are planning to demolish a building containing asbestos, it is certain that you’ll disturb Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM). This means undertaking an R&D survey is crucial.
If you are refurbishing a building built before 2000, it is possible your building contains asbestos. Before a refurb, it’s very important to make sure you don’t disturb any ACMs. If conducting a Demolition & Refurbishment Asbestos Survey, it’s also important to note that they are more invasive than asbestos management surveys.
UKBC are experts in the identification and management of any Asbestos Containing Materials. If you are concerned there may be asbestos present in the building you’re planning to develop, get in touch with us as soon as you can.
Demolition & Refurbishment Asbestos Surveys With UKBC
UKBC’s engineers are fully qualified and experts in the field. If your project needs a Demolition & Refurbishment asbestos survey, we will:
- Establish the presence of an ACM which could be damaged or disturbed during demolition or refurb.
- Assess the condition of any ACM.
- Finally, we’ll compile a complete risk assessment report and provide expert advice about how to manage the asbestos if it is present.