Asbestos Surveys & Testing
Asbestos survey and testing services in London and the South East
At Abastra, we provide essential asbestos services to our clients in Luton, Basildon, Chelmsford, Maidstone, Eastbourne, Brighton, Southampton, Portsmouth and London, including asbestos surveys and asbestos testing. These procedures detect the presence of asbestos, and determine whether the material is safe to be around.
We are full-certified and accredited to perform in-depth asbestos surveys and arrange appropriate asbestos testing for all of our clients in London, the South East, and nationwide.
Abastra has held its asbestos licence since 1989 and has been a proud member of ARCA (the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association) for more than 20 years. The firm’s 2018 asbestos licence was recently renewed all the way to 2021.
Asbestos surveys can only be undertaken by an appropriately trained surveyor who holds a BOHS Proficiency Module P402 qualification.
The purpose of undertaking and asbestos survey is to provide accurate information on the location, amount and condition of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) within the property.
Samples of suspected materials will be taken to a UKAS accredited asbestos testing laboratory and should asbestos, of any type, be found the survey will then identify where and what type is present. It will also determine the condition and therefore any subsequent action.
The type of asbestos survey needed will be dependent on you and your property’s specific requirements.
It is not a legal requirement for domestic properties to have an asbestos survey carried out, However, the requirements do apply to common parts of premises, including housing developments and blocks of flats, but do not place any direct duties on landlords for individual houses or flats.
Should you plan to have refurbishment works undertaken or part of the property demolished it is a requirement to have a pre Refurbishment or Demolition survey undertaken before any works commence