As a completely independent asbestos survey company we will always give you the most cost effective and common-sense solution to any asbestos that may be present in your building, whether it is a large commercial premises or the common areas of a block of flats.
We are experts in identifying asbestos and pride ourselves on our user-friendly, easy to understand asbestos surveys and asbestos reports.
Comprehensive Asbestos Reports
A common misunderstanding is that an Asbestos surveyor will recommend removal of all asbestos found after carrying out an asbestos survey. All of our asbestos risk assessment and asbestos testing is carried out following the guidelines set out in HSG264, where a simple calculation is used to arrive at the action you need to take regarding your asbestos.
Identifying where the problem lies is the first step toward solving it. Asbestos removal will always be the worst-case scenario, and because we are not affiliated to any removal companies, we will only recommend removal if there is no other solution.
Asbestos Survey Devon
One of these solutions is encapsulation, where we can effectively contain the asbestos using a coating specifically formulated to seal loose fibres and stabilise dirty and dusty surfaces.
Types of Asbestos
Chrysotile – Known as white asbestos. The fibres are soft and fine which can resist high temperatures. Chrysotile was banned in the UK in 1999.
Amosite – Known as brown asbestos. The fibres are spikey which have good tensile strength. Used mainly between the 1920s and the late 60’s. Amosite was banned in the UK in 1986.
Crocidolite – Known as blue asbestos. The fibres are like needles and are the strongest. Crocidolite has been used since the 1880’s and was finally banned by the Asbestos (Prohibitions) Regulations in 1985.