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ABOUT
ASBESTOS 365

An independent company

 

Is an independent asbestos surveying company offering management, refurbishment demolition surveys to domestic and commercial clients.

An efficient, custom service

We offer a very efficient one to one service striving to offer the very best in customer service and quality reports. The same staff member will assist you from the quotation stage to carrying out the survey to finally aftercare where we will advise you on your duty of care moving forward.

Experienced & knowledgeable

We have over 30 years experience and knowledge in the industry ranging from domestic dwellings, housing associations, commercial units, schools and MOD sites. Our lead surveyor has P401,P402,P405 Management Qualifications.

No external subcontractors will be used so quality assurance can be guaranteed.

 

All samples will be analysed by our UKAS Accredited laboratory partner.

Surveys start from £100 and the cost is determined on numerous factors from building type, age and size. Also it depends on the type of survey being carried out as there is more time consuming work involved carrying out a Refurbishment Survey than a Management Survey.

 

 

Are you concerned about asbestos in your property? Get an asbestos survey today for peace of mind.

 

Asbestos was banned in the United Kingdom more than 20 years ago, and its wide-scale use has been entirely discontinued. 

Still, the deadly carcinogen continues to be the leading cause of occupational death in the United Kingdom. 

According to a report by ResPublica, an estimated six million tons of the toxic carcinogen remains inside around 1.5 million buildings in the UK, including homes, schools and hospitals. 

With millions of properties still contaminated with the dangerous silicate, countless property owners are choosing to have asbestos management surveys undertaken to ensure that residents and workers are safe from the risks of asbestos.

This is precisely why we at Asbestos365 have put together this guide on everything you need to know about asbestos and asbestos surveying. 

 

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a natural silicate mineral composed of long and thin fibrous crystals which was used extensively as a construction material throughout much of the world. 

Asbestos heat resistant properties and natural ability as an electrical insulator means it has been used in the building and insulation of many modern structures. 

However, all asbestos types were discontinued in 1999 because of the substances association with dangerous lung disorders. 

While asbestos is not necessarily dangerous when left alone, it releases a cloud of fine dust if damaged or disturbed. 

If this dust is breathed in over a long period, it causes significant lung damage and debilitating diseases like Asbestosis and lung cancer. 

Asbestos comes in a variety of different types and colours, making it difficult to distinguish for the untrained. 

This is the primary reason why many homeowners need specialist asbestos surveys carried out, providing expert advice on the possibility of asbestos-containing materials and how best to control the risk. 

 

Why you need to be aware of asbestos

While the risk of contracting an asbestos-based lung disorder is relatively low if the material is left undisturbed, in the 22 years since the substance was banned, many of the buildings with asbestos remaining are beginning to show signs of wear and tear. 

The structural weakening of these buildings means it is now more essential than ever for property owners to begin the assessment of asbestos contaminant risk within their facilities. 

Failure to carry out sufficient asbestos surveys can put the residents, employees and regular visitors of a building at significant risk. 

This is exactly why more and more property owners are having asbestos sampling and surveying carried out, a preventative step that helps eliminate the risks that ageing buildings play in the United Kingdom. 

 

The process of carrying out asbestos surveys

Asbestos testing is a process carried out by trained specialists who perform a detailed inspection of your property, allowing you to understand the full scale and risks of possible asbestos-containing materials in your property, 

Asbestos management surveys are used to locate and classify the presence, extent and condition of any asbestos within your property. 

Proper asbestos sampling gives you the ability to understand the risks posed by any asbestos within your property, as it will help clarify the type and its conditions. 

Asbestos refurbishment surveys are an essential step for any property owner considering an extensive structure refurbishment, whether it be a simple loft conversion to the refitting of an office block. 

Asbestos refurbishment surveys are intended to locate all of the asbestos within a particular building so as to allow the owner to remove dangerous asbestos containing materials from a structure.

 

The risks that asbestos has on people’s health means that countless property owners are choosing to have asbestos surveys and sampling carried out. 

Having one of the expert specialists at Asbestos365 survey your property allows you to develop a complete picture of the steps you must take to eliminate your risks of asbestos exposure. 

 

Reach out today to learn more about Asbestos sampling.

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Andrew Rapley

COMPANY DIRECTOR

My journey started in the industry at 17 being an assistant to a lead surveyor. I spent 1 years training and gaining my BOHS P402 qualification, then remained at the same company until 2013 where I progressed to trainee project manager running and pricing projects.

Late 2013 I left to work for myself surveying and consulting on all aspects surveying, removals and air testing for commercial and domestic clients.

 

The journey is still going and I am striving to push Asbestos365 and make us a market leading provider for Asbestos Surveys nationwide.

 
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