Chartered Surveyors giving national coverage from our base just outside Taunton in Somerset.
“Every year in the UK 4,000 people die from asbestos-related diseases, more than the number killed on the roads each year. By 2020 it’s estimated that the substance will lead to the deaths of 10,000 people annually.” – BBC 2001.
Asbestos is a naturally occurring silicate mineral that has been mined in many countries including Australia, Canada, Russia and South Africa. Commercially there are three common types of asbestos, which originate from two mineral groups.
Amphibole mineral group: Crocidolite (Blue asbestos), Amosite (Brown asbestos) – Both banned in 1985.
Serpentine mineral group – Chrysotile (white asbestos) – Banned in 1999.
Our reports are unique to our company. We have written our own software which enables us to tailor our reports to our clients’ needs.
The reports are clear concise and jargon free. All incidences of asbestos containing materials have easy to follow references, and risk assessments are colour coded.
We even include ‘look-alike’ materials to avoid confusion at a later date.
We have considerable experience in conducting surveys in Listed Buildings where professional knowledge of building structures is required.
Where renovation surveys are undertaken, advanced survey techniques are employed including the use of camera probes where more intrusive methods are not appropriate.
Our experience includes complex and varied sites ranging from an international airport large school sites and hospitals.