An Asbestos Refurbishment / Demolition Survey is required when the building (or part of it) is to be upgraded, refurbished or demolished.

Environmental Inspection Asbestos Refurbishment / Demolition Survey can be tailored to your specific requirements and allow you and your project to be compliant with The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (Regulation 5).

Regulation 5 requires employers to identify the presence of asbestos and its type and condition before any work commences that is liable to disturb the asbestos.  It also sets out the requirement to arrange an Asbestos Survey if existing information on the presence of asbestos in the premises is incomplete or appears unreliable.

What is a Refurbishment / Demolition Survey and what does it entail?

An Asbestos Refurbishment / Demolition Survey is required before any Refurbishment or Demolition work is carried out. This type of survey is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all Asbestos Containing Materials in the area where the refurbishment work will take place or in the whole building if demolition is planned.

This type of survey can be fully intrusive and involve destructive inspection, as necessary, to gain access to all areas, including those that may be difficult to reach. An Asbestos Refurbishment / Demolition Survey may also be required in other circumstances, e.g. when more intrusive maintenance and repair work is required on plant and equipment.

The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (Regulation 7) states that all asbestos containing materials are to be removed as far as reasonably practicable before major refurbishment or final demolition occurs. Removing asbestos containing materials is also appropriate in other smaller refurbishment projects which include would structural or layout changes to buildings.

All of Environmental Inspection Ltd issued documents are tailored to my clients requirements and individually typed to make the findings clear and easy to understand.

All Asbestos Surveys undertaken by Environmental Inspection are carried out inline with current Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012), Health and Safety Executive Guidance HSG264:  Asbestos the Surveyors Guide.

Where possible samples will be taken of suspect materials to confirm the presence or absence of asbestos within the material. All our samples will be analysed at an independent UKAS accredited laboratory.

For more information or detailed conversation with regards to your circumstances or project please contact Environmental Inspection for a no obligation quotation discussion on 07940246485 or email