Asbestos Surveys


An asbestos survey is an analysis of a property that identifies the type and location of asbestos in or around a property. An asbestos survey legally has to be completed by a fully trained and qualified asbestos surveyor. When conducting the survey, the surveyor will take samples of any materials which they suspect to contain asbestos. The samples are sent off to a lab to be tested. The lab will then inform the surveyor on what the material is, for example, if it’s insulation board or sprayed coating. The lab also informs the surveyor about what type of asbestos is in the material.

The surveyor will then use this information to put together a report outlining the location and type of asbestos in or around the property, along with identifying the risks associated with the asbestos and how to minimise the risks. There are two types of asbestos survey that can be completed, they are a Management Survey and a Refurbishment and Demolition survey.


This type of survey is used when the client specifically knows where the sample(s) need to be taken; this is not a full survey. This type of survey is limited to the specific areas given by the client. The samples are gathered and sent off to a UKAS Accredited Laboratory for analysing, once these have been received and analysed the results and certificate are sent to the client telling them whether it does or does not contain asbestos and what type of asbestos-containing material.

There are many other reasons why this type of survey could be adopted but we would advise you speak to one of our team and they will be happy to advise you on what type of asbestos survey is the best for you.

Think you require an asbestos survey or suspect there could be asbestos in or around your property?

Contact us now and we can advise you on the most appropriate action to take.