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Completing the form below will instantly give you a set of estimates for an Asbestos Survey on your property.These prices will come directly from Surveyors who cover your locality. You will also be provided with their contact details, all within less than a second. You can then contact them directly and discuss prices and service. Should you wish to place an order you would deal with them directly. There is no middle man.

 

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This website will help you find suppliers who provide property services.  When you enter your details and press submit, the system will immediately give you the contact details of the suppliers covering your local area.  Where appropriate, initial estimates will also be instantly provided. You can then contact any of the suppliers directly. In addition, your details will be sent to each of the suppliers listed, so they will also be able to contact you. Your details will not be forwarded to any other third parties. Your email address is required but if you do not want to provide your telephone number, please enter 0000. Using this website will not commit you to placing any orders or paying any money. If you do place an order with one of the suppliers, you will be dealing directly with them.  In most cases there is no middle man. Suppliers on this website pay advertising fees to be listed, they do not pay any commission to Local Surveyors Direct. Before placing an order you should ensure that your chosen supplier has satisfactory qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance. You will receive an email from us requesting feedback a few weeks later. After that we will not use your details again.

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For the purposes of this agreement these websites are all refered to as 'The Website'

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The Website is a tool to facilitate surveyors, engineers and the like (Members) to promote their services to Clients. Members provide information about themselves, their services and their fees (Members Information) which is stored on the Website.  Selected parts of Members' Information may be displayed on the Website and emailed to you in response to your enquires so that you can contact them.  Members will be informed by email whenever any of their information is displayed and/or emailed to you, along with your details so that they can contact you.  We are not involved in any discussions, negotiations or agreements between Members and Clients.

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We will use our reasonable endeavors to ensure that the Website and Members Information is always available to Clients.  However, we cannot and do not guarantee a continuous, uninterrupted operation as this could be affected by many factors beyond our control as well as our need to maintain and further develop the Website. 

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Completing the form above will instantly give you a set of estimates for an Asbestos Survey on your property.These prices will come directly from Surveyors who cover your locality. You will also be provided with their contact details, all within less than a second. You can then contact them directly and discuss prices and service. Should you wish to place an order you would deal with them directly. There is no middle man.

 

The cost of Asbestos Surveys varies greatly depending upon the size of the property, the number of potential asbestos containing materials (ACM), and the number (if any) of test samples required. This website will give initial estimates from a number of Asbestos Surveyors with full contact details so that you will be able to approach them directly to discuss your requirement in more detail.

The estimates generated are not quotations but are guideline prices for the Surveyor to visit your property to carry out an initial investigation. The Surveyor will then be able to provide a report outlining what further steps will need to be considered and, where applicable, an indication of likely further costs. These costs may vary quite considerably dependent on what type of survey is required. There are two types of survey as follows:

Management Survey as part of risk control in occupied buildings (previously called a Type 1 or Type 2 Survey).

Demolition/Refurbishment Survey prior to work so the asbestos can first be safely removed (previously called a Type 3 Survey). This survey is destructive as even hidden asbestos containing materials must be identified. It is important to remember that a Management Survey will not provide a list of all asbestos containing materials, just those which present a risk to people in the building during normal occupancy. If building or demolition is planned a fully intrusive survey will be needed. Again a competent asbestos survey will provide further advice.

Before placing an order for a Survey you should ensure that the Surveyor has suitable qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance. Surveyors carrying out inspections will normally have the qualifications BOHS P402 and P405.

Asbestos: General Overview

There are 6 types of asbestos but only 3 have been widely used in building materials: White (Chrysotile), Brown (Amosite), Blue (Crocidolite). Strictly speaking blue is the most dangerous, followed by brown and then white. However the material with which the asbestos was mixed is an important risk factor. If the fibres are well bonded the material is lower risk as fibres are less likely to be released and to become airborne. With high risk materials even minor disturbance can release significant quantities of fibres.

Most people know what an asbestos roof looks like but very few home owners realize that asbestos can also be found in quite a diverse range of relatively common building products. Some of these are as follows:

Asbestos roofing material.
Asbestos wall panels.
Asbestos ceiling panels.
Asbestos fire blankets.
Some acoustic ceiling tiles.
Some sound proofing wall panels.
Some soffit panels (located under the eaves).
Some felt roof lining materials.
Some insulation materials used to lag hot pipes and hot water cylinders.
Some insulation materials used in ceilings.
Some hessian covered cork notice boards.
Some vinyl floor tiles.
Some artex type wall and ceiling coverings.
Some bricks used in night storage heaters.
Some bricks and products used in fireplaces.

It is quite possible that you will have asbestos in your home but while you should be wary of this there might not be any great cause for alarm. Asbestos can cause lung cancer if inhaled as a fine dust and as such things containing asbestos should never be sawed, sanded, drilled, brushed or disturbed in any way whereby the production of dust might result. Provided asbestos is not disturbed, the likelihood of major problems developing are very much reduced.

Legislation (Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002) has meant that owners of commercial and communal premises must make up a plan to manage asbestos in their property. They must ensure that any asbestos present is not disturbed in a way that may result in a hazard to health.

At this point in time (2009) there is no UK legislation covering requirements for home owners to manage the asbestos in their homes. However, some industry sources believe that legislation to address this will eventually be introduced. In any event it would be prudent for a purchaser to consider the possible presence of asbestos before agreeing to buy a property.

It should be noted that the removal of asbestos from a building is a very complex and costly process. It should only be carried out by a licensed contractor who will ensure that it is done safely and that the asbestos, once removed, is taken to a licensed disposal site where it will not be a danger to other people.

More information about asbestos surveys can be found in the HSE document; Surveying, sampling and assessment of asbestos-containing materials, MDHS-100. A good website is www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos .

Do you provide Asbestos Services?

If you provide Asbestos Services and you would like to be listed on our website, please complete the registration form and we will arrange for you to have a completely free trial.

What do our Customers think of our Suppliers?

We ask all of the people who use our website to let us know if they have any feedback on the website or on any of the Suppliers they used.  Below are some of their comments:
 

Hi, i have had a survey done by hurst solutions and i was happy with the surveyor and your website, many thanks!
Sandra, Cowbridge near Cardiff
I used the website on my mobile and due to bad signal the final page failed to load after I submitted all my information. Thinking that I would have to fill it in again I was surprised when I received the first phone call from a supplier, Alverprise Limited. They provided a lower quote than stated on the website and provided a clear terms and conditions and information prior to order confirmation. They were also able to mobilize within a few days. On the day of the inspection he was quick and efficient and quickly covered the whole house covering all rooms and all spaces even in the loft and at high level. All samples were included in the price with no additional charges The report was sent quickly with the invoice after the inspection and the report was well detailed with plenty of photos and floor plans. I would highly recommend their services
Robert, Abingdon, Oxford
The website worked well. I used MAMco. The work has been carried out and I am satisfied with the result - a very efficient service by both you and the contractor, at less than a third of the price previously quoted by another contractor. Many thanks
Colin, Bridgend, Wales

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