Overview Of A Pre-Purchase Asbestos Survey
You might need a pre-purchase asbestos survey if you plan to buy a building that was built prior to 2000. You can request a pre-purchase asbestos survey for a building of any size or purpose you suspect Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) is present. Although undisturbed ACM pose little risk, airborne asbestos is a serious health hazard. Therefore, it’s important to make sure the building you are considering buying is a safe, sound investment.
The official advice from the UK Government’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is to carry out an asbestos survey if your building was built before 2000. If you think that a building is at risk, first you should commission an asbestos sampling survey. Then, if the samples are positive, you should carry out a full pre-purchase asbestos survey before committing to buy the property.
Your Pre-Purchase Asbestos Survey With UKBC
UKBC’s engineers are fully qualified and expert in the field. If the property you are considering buying needs an asbestos survey, we will:
- Conduct a thorough, unobtrusive and efficient survey.
- Establish the presence of ACM which could be damaged or disturbed during standard occupancy, including any possible maintenance.
- 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 we find it.
UKBC are experts in the identification and management of any Asbestos Containing Materials. If you are concerned there is asbestos in the building you plan to buy, get in touch as soon as possible.