With so much development work going on in and around London on a near-constant basis, it can be easy for property owners to overlook the fact that the basic construction of their building is much older than many of the renovations and components. And while age can bring a plethora of characterising features to a property, it can also bring obstacles – namely the potential presence of asbestos which was once a commonly used and popular material in construction. Ever since 2000, asbestos has been banned in building work of all grades and types, due to its direct link with health conditions and respiratory issues when inhaled. The potency of the health risk is elevated when the asbestos substance is broken down – meaning that a major part of our asbestos surveys deal in assessing the quality and stability of asbestos and whether it poses an immediate and direct health risk. We undertake this assessment as one of two main surveys.