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Asbestos Survey in Essex

If you’re a property owner or manager in Essex and require an asbestos survey, South East Asbestos Surveys is here to help. With our office located in Basildon, we can quickly dispatch out our team of local asbestos experts across the county.

Beyond asbestos surveys, we offer a range of additional services, including:

  • Asbestos removal in Essex.
  • Fire risk assessments in Essex.
  • Smoke Alarm checks in Essex.
  • Fire door inspections in Essex.
  • Legionella risk assessments in Essex.
  • Lead paint sampling in Essex.
  • Personal appliance testing in Essex.

Get in touch today to find out more about our asbestos surveys and additional services in Essex.

Why choose South East Asbestos Surveys for asbestos surveys in Essex?

For more than two decades, South East Asbestos Surveys has been a trusted name in Essex’s asbestos survey industry. What makes us stand out? Our dedicated in-house team is certified in all relevant health and safety and environmental standards, guaranteeing top-notch service without the need for outsourcing contractors.

Whether you’re in need of an asbestos survey, asbestos removal, damp survey, fire risk assessment, legionella risk assessment, lead paint sampling, or personal appliance testing, we’re your go-to solution.

If you’re based in Essex, give South East Asbestos Survey a call today and let us take care of your needs swiftly and affordably!

Asbestos Surveys In Essex

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Do I need an asbestos survey in Essex?

Determining whether you need an asbestos survey depends on various factors, including legal requirements and the type of building or work being carried out. Here’s when you might need one:

  • If the building was constructed before 2000.
  • If the building is non-domestic or if construction work is being carried out.
  • If you’re managing or using the building for work purposes.

However, you may not need a survey if you’re simply occupying a building without any construction work planned, especially if it’s a private home. Always check local regulations and consult with professionals to ensure compliance and safety.


Is an asbestos survey worth it in Essex?

If you live in Essex, you will not have escaped the increase in building, renovation and extension work which is being carried out across residential and commercial properties throughout the county. While working with old and traditional structures carries its benefits, the high chance of asbestos being present in any building that was constructed prior to 2000 means that asbestos surveys are required prior to the commencement of any major work on a building.

And it’s not just renovators and redecorators who need to be concerned about asbestos. Our asbestos surveys across Essex are advised for anyone who purchases a new home or who takes on a new commercial lease for their business – with our locally based team able to give you a comprehensive understanding as to the state of any remaining asbestos in the property, and your asbestos removal options moving forward.

Should I have an asbestos survey before moving into a house in Essex?

We highly recommend arranging an asbestos survey before purchasing or moving into a new home in Essex. This ensures the safety of your family and allows you to proceed with renovation work with caution.

Our locally-based team is prepared to assist you, turning your concerns into actionable steps. Contact South East Asbestos Surveys today to schedule a consultation with one of our local asbestos management experts in Essex.

What type of asbestos surveys do you provide in Essex?

South East Asbestos Surveys provides a variety of asbestos survey options in Essex and the surrounding areas, such as:

  • Asbestos Management Surveys in Essex: An asbestos management survey is a careful examination conducted to identify and assess the presence of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) within a building or property. This survey is essential for understanding and managing potential asbestos-related risks.
  • R&D Asbestos Surveys in Essex: An R&D (Refurbishment and Demolition) Asbestos Survey is a comprehensive assessment aimed at identifying areas within a building structure where asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) may be present.
  • Asbestos House Surveys in Essex: An asbestos house survey is like a safety check for a house, often done before buying. It helps confirm if there’s any asbestos in the house. The survey looks at the condition of any asbestos found and rates how risky it is.

Contact South East Asbestos Surveys today to find out more.

How much does an asbestos survey cost in Essex?

The cost of asbestos surveys in Essex and beyond is usually based on the time it takes to inspect the property. Typically, the cost of an asbestos management survey for a two to three bedroom house in Essex is around £250, but this can vary greatly. Factors that are taken into consideration when providing a quote for a property include:

  • Size
  • Age
  • Type of property
  • Accessibility

Call South East Asbestos Surveys today for a free no-obligation quote for your property.

How long does an asbestos survey take to complete?

The time it takes to conduct an asbestos survey depends on various factors like the size, age, and use of the building. Generally, plan for at least one day for the asbestos survey to be carried out. Once completed, a qualified inspector will document the findings for you.

Asbestos Surveys FAQs

Asbestos might be found in any house or building built before the year 2000, as it was commonly used in various construction materials.

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) recommends against removing asbestos by yourself without proper guidance. If you come across asbestos that requires removal, don’t hesitate to contact South East Asbestos Surveys for assistance.

Identifying asbestos in your Essex property can be tough because it’s extremely difficult to detect with the naked eye. It can be hidden in materials like plastic or cement, and disturbing it is dangerous. So, instead of trying to find it yourself, it’s safer to hire a professional who knows how to test for asbestos properly.

If you’re concerned about asbestos in your home, it’s best to stop any DIY projects and contact a local asbestos testing company, like South East Asbestos Surveys. We’ll take samples and send them to a lab to check for asbestos. If asbestos is found, we have local asbestos operatives in Essex who can safely remove it for you.

This is the most reliable way to ensure your home is safe from asbestos.

There are three commonly found types of asbestos:

  • Chrysotile (white asbestos): This type was extensively used in older building materialssuch as wall construction, ceilings, and roofs in commercial and residential properties, as well as in industrial sites and car workshops. Chrysotile asbestos fibers are white, soft, and flexible.
  • Amosite (brown asbestos): Amosite was used in various asbestos-containing materials, ranging from pipe insulation to cement sheeting. Materials like insulation boards and ceiling tiles may also contain Amosite. Amosite fibers are more brittle and appear like small needles or rods. It’s considered more dangerous than Chrysotile asbestos.
  • Crocidolite (blue asbestos): Crocidolite was commonly used for pipe and boiler insulation, as well as in certain cement products, spray coatings, laggings, and plastics. Crocidolite is the most harmful type of asbestos among the three.

Testing your Essex property for asbestos may not be necessary as asbestos particles are only harmful when they are airborne. However, if you are planning any construction work or notice damage to piping, siding, or drywall, it’s advisable to hire a specialist to test for asbestos.

If you’re considering remodelling your Essex property or have any concerns about asbestos, it’s a good idea to have your property tested for asbestos to ensure your safety. For a speedy, reliable and trustworthy service, contact our friendly team at South East Asbestos Surveys today.

In the UK, the responsibility for asbestos surveys and management depends on several factors, including:

  • Commercial Properties: For commercial properties, the responsibility for managing asbestos typically falls on the person or organization that has control over the premises. This is often the landlord or property owner.
  • Non-Domestic Properties: In non-domestic properties, such as workplaces and public buildings, the duty to manage asbestos rests with the person responsible for maintaining or repairing the premises. This is often the landlord or property owner, but it can also be a managing agent or other designated person.
  • Domestic Domestic Properties (Rented Residential): For rented residential properties, the responsibility for asbestos management and surveys often falls on the landlord.

Landlords are generally responsible for ensuring the safety of their properties and conducting necessary assessments.

It’s important for both landlords and tenants to work together regarding asbestos safety. Landlords are typically responsible for managing asbestos, but tenants should cooperate by allowing surveys and reporting any concerns.

Open communication between landlords and tenants is key. If there’s any suspicion of asbestos, it should be reported promptly for proper management and safety compliance. If you require an asbestos survey or asbestos removal services in Essex, please get in touch with South East Asbestos Surveys today.

An asbestos survey gives you:

  • Safer surroundings
  • Peace of mind
  • A detailed breakdown of the options for management or removal

It is crucial that homeowners and business owners never attempt a DIY asbestos removal, and that you engage the services of a professional company every step of the way.

Give South East Asbestos Surveys a call today to find out how we can help you.

Asbestos surveys in London and nearby areas are conducted similarly to those in other parts of the country. However, the main challenge with London properties lies within reaching the inspection site. Navigating through London traffic can be quite a hassle.

But fret not! If you require an asbestos survey in London, we’ve got you covered. Being a local company with local asbestos operatives, we’re well-acquainted with the ins and outs of the capital. With over two decades of experience in providing asbestos surveys in London, we’re accustomed to the travel and parking hurdles, and we know how to tackle them efficiently.

What do I do next?

Here at South East Asbestos Surveys, we are specialists in completing and delivering asbestos surveys that give you a well-rounded view of your home and the work that may be required to bring it up to scratch. We can then offer you impartial advice as to the best next steps using the results of our surveys, whether that’s asbestos removal or management and remediation.

If you suspect that asbestos may be present in your Essex home or business, and want to give yourself both the peace of mind of knowing that harmful materials are being managed correctly, and the knowledge that your building falls within the public health guidelines, please get in touch with South East Asbestos Surveys today for a full and detailed survey.


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