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Asbestos was only fully banned from use in 1999, so if your premises were built or refurbished before then, there is a possibility that asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) could be present. Refurbishments after 1999 and work using imported materials could also contain ACMs.

The use of Asbestos was generally in decline in the 90’s. However, some asbestos materials are still in widespread use, in particular in corrugated fibre-cement roof sheeting commonly seen roofing older industrial units and sheds etc. Asbestos materials are also in use elsewhere and may have been added to buildings after the 90’s, so, the 1999 cut off point is not a guarantee that asbestos materials are not present.

Asbestos Grp Ltd have surveyed buildings constructed after 1999 and have found asbestos materials!! The Duty Holder is required by Law to be able to demonstrate that asbestos is or isn’t present in a building.


Management Surveys

management survey is generally referred to as a standard survey. The purpose of this survey is locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in a building


Refurbishment Surveys

An asbestos refurbishment survey is needed before undertaking any intrusive refurbishment work. The current asbestos survey guidance makes clear reference to the difference in the level of survey required for refurbishment works and for complete demolition of a building.


Pre-Demolition Surveys

An asbestos demolition survey is needed before undertaking demolition works. The current asbestos survey guidance makes clear reference to the difference in the level of survey required for refurbishment works and for complete demolition of a building.

What is an Asbestos Survey?

An asbestos survey is an inspection that takes place at your property to determine the presence of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs).

There are two main types of asbestos survey – management surveys and refurbishment & demolition surveys.

Asbestos surveys are used by both commercial and domestic clients, and provide details on the amount, type and condition of ACMs in a premises. Surveys can help determine whether asbestos should be removed, encapsulated or left undisturbed.
For certain types of buildings, such as non-domestic properties, an asbestos survey is a legal requirement to ensure the safety of occupants.

The main purpose of an asbestos inspection is to assess any potential asbestos-containing materials. This involves:

    • Finding ACMs and recording what it is, where it is, and how much there is
    • Recording how accessible it is, and the condition it is in
    • Recording the asbestos type, either by testing or presuming
The survey should be undertaken by a qualified and confident asbestos surveyor, who will follow the guidance and legislation provided by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).


Chrysotile (white asbestos) is the most commonly used form of asbestos. It can be found today in the roofs, ceilings, walls and floors of homes and businesses.



Amosite (brown asbestos) was used most frequently in cement sheets and pipe insulation. It can also be found in insulating board, ceiling tiles and thermal insulation products.



Crocidolite (blue asbestos) was commonly used to insulate steam engines. It was also used in some spray-on coatings, pipe insulation, plastics and cement products.