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Asbestos Surveying Devon

Do you suspect that asbestos is present in your property? Have you been planning to undertake a refurbishment project, but need to check for asbestos first through an asbestos survey? If so, you have certainly come to the right place, as we at Astech Environmental Ltd are the premier team for asbestos surveying Devon has to offer.

We have been carrying out swift and thorough asbestos surveys for many years now, working on a variety of properties from commercial to domestic. If your home was built before the year 2000, or you suspect there is asbestos present, our expert team will be on hand to assist. We will carry out a comprehensive survey followed by a thorough report.

So, to find out more about our Devon asbestos surveying services, you need only get in touch with us today. You can give us a call on 01258 442270 to speak to a member of our team directly.

Asbestos Surveying Devon You Can Rely On

When it comes to having an asbestos survey carried out on your property, you will want to make sure you are working with an experienced and reliable team. After all, asbestos can be an extremely dangerous and harmful material if it is damage or disturbed, so you will need a team that handles the survey thoroughly, yet carefully. It is for these reasons that so many clients turn to us at Astech Environmental Ltd, as we are the premier team for asbestos surveying in Devon.

We have been carrying out thorough asbestos surveys in Devon for many years now, and we have built up a wealth of knowledge and expertise in this time. Our team are all fully trained and highly qualified, and they have carried out asbestos surveys on a variety of properties, from commercial to domestic. Regardless of the property you have, we will be able to carry out a swift and thorough asbestos survey for you, ensuring every area of your property is searched.

Here at Astech Environmental Ltd, our expert team carry out asbestos surveying in Devon that you can fully rely on. We undertake the asbestos survey itself and carry it out comprehensively, ensuring nothing is missed. Then, once the survey is completed, we will also handle all aspects of the written report too. This written report will be filled with both written and photographic evidence, and it will be clear and concise.

The report will detail any asbestos present in the property, where it is located, and any potential hazards that could be caused. We will also recommend the best course of action moving forwards, as we are a highly knowledgeable team that handles a range of asbestos related services in Devon. You can rely on our team to handle every aspect for you, from asbestos surveying to asbestos removal.

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What Is Asbestos Surveying?

As asbestos survey is a survey that a professional team will undertake within a building, structure, or property, with the direct purpose of identifying any asbestos containing materials (ACMs). It is a survey that is extremely important to have carried out, as asbestos containing materials can be hazardous, and it needs to be handled by experts. 

You might be wondering if you need to have an asbestos survey carried out on your property, and the simple answer is yes, especially is it is a non-domestic property. It is a legal requirement for non-domestic property owners and building managers to have an asbestos survey carried out. This is to ensure you are compliant with Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, which states non-domestic property owners in the UK must carry out assessments of asbestos in their premises. Additionally, in accordance with Regulation 5 of the same legislation, you need an asbestos survey carried out before any renovation work can be carried out. 

For domestic properties built before the year 2000, there is a high chance asbestos containing materials may be present, as it was widely used in construction throughout the 90s. As such, it is always recommended that you have an asbestos survey carried out to identify any asbestos present. 

There are many different types of asbestos survey available, depending on your requirements and the type of building you have. It is important to make sure you have the correct survey carried out to ensure thorough and accurate results. This is something we can assist you with at Astech Environmental Ltd, offering advice as to which survey would best suit your needs. 

The asbestos surveys we offer for our clients in Devon include: 

Benefits of Asbestos Surveying

It is widely known that asbestos is a harmful material when it is disturbed or damaged, which is why it is so important to have an asbestos survey carried out in your property. However, you might be wondering what the actual benefits to having a professional asbestos survey carried out are. Well, here at Astech Environmental Ltd, we are here to explain the many benefits to our Devon asbestos surveying.

First up is the fact that an asbestos survey will identify where asbestos is present, the amount that is present, and what type of asbestos it is. This is all information that is extremely important in the ongoing handling of the asbestos containing materials.

A thorough survey will tell you if the asbestos is a potential hazard and, since you know where it is located, you can ensure it isn’t disturbed or damaged accidentally. This is essential to the health of everyone in your property. Plus, knowing the exact type of asbestos and where it is allows for a plan of action to be drawn up, detailing the best method for handling the removal of the asbestos containing materials.

Another benefit to having an asbestos survey carried out is that they are all handled by professionals. A professional team with have a wealth of knowledge and expertise regarding asbestos, so they will be able to carry out a thorough survey in a safe manner. This ensures that every area of your property is thoroughly checked and that it is handled with health and safety at the forefront.

One of the most important benefits to having a professional asbestos survey carried out is that it will ensure you remain compliant with all legal legislation and government regulations. Asbestos surveys are a legal requirement for non-domestic property owners and building managers in accordance with Regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012.

This outlines that any non-domestic property owners must carry out assessments of asbestos in their property. Regulation 5 requires these surveys to be carried out before any renovation work can be carried out. Failure to follow the legislation set out in these regulations can result in prosecution and fines, so it is highly beneficial to hire our professional team for Devon asbestos surveying.

As you can see, there are many benefits to having our team carry out your asbestos surveying in Devon.

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Why Choose Astech Asbestos Surveying Devon?

Here at Astech Environmental Ltd, we are a fully licensed and privately owned asbestos removal company based in Dorset. Established since 1992, we have many years of experience in the asbestos industry, and we have built up a wealth of knowledge and expertise in this time. This has enabled us to further improve and expand upon our services, allowing us to cater to more client’s requirements. Now, if you require asbestos surveying as far afield as Devon, our experts are the only team you need to call.

Over the years, we have carried out asbestos surveys on a wide range of different properties, from commercial and industrial to domestic. We can safely and thoroughly survey any property for asbestos containing materials, providing a swift turnaround with a full written and photographic report. This report will detail any asbestos present in the property, where it is located, the type of asbestos it is, and the best method for handling the asbestos. We are extremely thorough with our comprehensive surveys, so you can rest assured knowing no area is missed.

As a company, we are proud members of A.C.A.D (Asbestos Control and Abatement Division) and T.I.C.A (Thermal Insulation Contractors Association). In addition, we are highly accredited by numerous reputable industry bodies, from Alcumus, SafeContractor and HSE Licensed to the Environment Agency. All these memberships and accreditations show that we are a professional and experienced team you can trust to always work with health and safety in mind when carrying out asbestos surveying in Devon.

Additionally, we offer a free consultation for every client, whether you need asbestos sampling, removal, or surveying. We are always on hand to offer free advice and suggestions whenever you need it, so simply call us to arrange a free consultation. Our advice is always technical and professional, as we are licensed asbestos contractors working in-line with HSE guidelines.

Additional Services We Offer

Here at Astech Environmental Ltd, we are fully licensed asbestos contractors based in Dorset. We cater to clients across Dorset and further afield in Wiltshire, Hampshire, Somerset, Sussex, Surrey, London, and Devon. Our expert team don’t just provide comprehensive asbestos surveying in Devon either – we offer a wide range of services encompassing asbestos and more, including:

Below, you can find out more about asbestos removal, sample analysis and our refurbishment and demolition surveys. However, we also offer management surveys for asbestos and bacteria cleansing for COVID 19.

An asbestos management survey is a specific type of asbestos survey we carry out. It is aimed at managing the risk of any asbestos containing materials on a daily basis, ensuring they are not disturbed or damaged, which can be hazardous.

This type of survey is required if you own or manage a non-domestic property, as you have a responsibility to identify any asbestos containing materials in the premises. In fact, it is a legal requirement for you to have an asbestos management survey carried out and to have the report regularly updated. Failure to do so can lead to fines and even prosecution.

We also offer our clients bacteria cleansing for COVID 19 to ensure your property is sanitised and hygienic. We use specialised chemicals and equipment to thoroughly cleanse a variety of different public environments, helping to reduce the spread of COVID 19. We have utilised this service in hospitals and care homes, schools, hotels, leisure centres, shopping centres, restaurants, public transport, and even places of worship and the agriculture industry.

Asbestos Removal

Asbestos is an extremely harmful material when it is damaged or disturbed, and it kills around 2,500 people in the UK each year. This alarming figure is due to the asbestos being disturbed or removed incorrectly, allowing the fibres to become airborne and breathable, causing severe health issues for anyone that breathes them in. It is for this reason that it is important to have any asbestos removed safely, which is where we can assist at Astech Environmental Ltd.

One of the many asbestos services we offer our clients in Devon is asbestos removal. Whether you wish to have work carried out on your property, or you simply know asbestos is present, it is important to have it removed correctly and safely, and we can help.

In some cases, if asbestos is in a location that is unlikely to be disturbed and it is in good condition, it won’t need to be removed. However, if the asbestos containing materials are likely to be disturbed and damaged, it is imperative to remove it before this happens.

We offer a comprehensive service for removing asbestos containing materials, starting with a survey. This will enable us to identify where asbestos is located, what type it is, and the best method moving forward. Any asbestos will be removed correctly and safely by our team, following all guidance and legislation.

We can remove asbestos from a variety of locations in your property, including:

  • Internal/External Walls
  • Pipes and Insulation Systems
  • Roofs
  • Ceilings
  • And More!

If the asbestos containing materials are only slightly damaged, and it is safe to do so, we can carry out asbestos encapsulation. This is cost-effective and quick, causing minimal disruption and safely containing the asbestos.

Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys

One of the many types of Devon asbestos surveying we can carry out at Astech Environmental Ltd is refurbishment and demolition surveys. There are many factors you need to take into consideration when having a building renovated or demolished, and the presence of asbestos is one of those factors.

It is a legal requirement to have a survey carried out before any demolishing or refurbishment work is carried out, which is where a refurbishment and demolition survey comes in. This is a thorough survey that searches throughout your property identifying any asbestos containing materials. We will compile a report at the end of the survey which will contain written and photographic evidence, detailing the process moving forward and showing you have complied with current regulations.

Our refurbishment and demolition surveys are a destructive process, so they can only be carried out in unoccupied buildings. This is to comply with health and safety, as residents or visitors can’t be exposed to the airborne fibres from asbestos containing materials. However, you can rest assured knowing we work quickly to carry out a thorough survey, ensuring your work isn’t held up for too long.

Our refurbishment and demolition surveys will check for asbestos in a variety of locations, such as:

  • Spray Coating
  • Gaskets
  • Vinyl Flooring
  • Insulation Board Panels
  • Bonded Cement

Asbestos Sample Analysis

Another service we carry out in conjunction with asbestos surveys and asbestos removal is asbestos sample analysis. It is not only important to identify if asbestos is present, but also to determine the type of asbestos it is. Knowing what type of asbestos we are working with helps determine the best course of action moving forward, and to find this out we need to carry out sample analysis.

There are three types of asbestos found in the UK – Chrysotile (white), Amosite (brown), and Crocidolite (blue) – and each needs to be handled differently. This is why asbestos sampling is important, to assist us in safely handling the asbestos located in your property.

Once we have carried out one of our asbestos surveys and determined asbestos containing materials are present, we will take samples of the ACMs. These will be the fibres found in the asbestos containing materials, and they will be sent to a UKAS accredited laboratory for analysis. Through a series of tests, they will be able to determine what type of asbestos we are dealing with and recommend the appropriate action to be taken.

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Testimonials

We understand that choosing who to hire for an asbestos survey is an important decision. You will want to make sure you are hiring a professional and experienced team who will handle the process safely. As such, you might wish to hear from some of our previous clients, all of whom were highly satisfied with our workmanship and results.

On our site, you will see some of the many testimonials we have received from our clients over the years. We are confident that reading these will convince you that we are a trustworthy and experienced team who can carry out your asbestos surveying in Devon.

Contact Us Today

While there are other companies you can call for an asbestos survey, there are none that can compete with everything we have to offer here at Astech Environmental Ltd. We have many years of experience in carrying out swift and comprehensive surveys on a variety of commercial and domestic properties. As such, regardless of your requirements, we will be able to assist with the best asbestos surveying Devon has to offer.

So, to find out more about our asbestos surveys, you need only get in touch with us today. You can give us a call on 01258 442270 to speak to a member of our team directly. We will be happy to discuss your requirements in further detail and answer any questions you may have.

Alternatively, should you wish to reach out via a written method, you can do so by filling out our online contact form or sending an email to us at info@astechgroup.uk. We will respond as soon as possible via your preferred method of contact.