I was sat at the computer today and a Asbestos Refurbishment Survey enquiry came through via email. Firstly I read the email and had a look through all the attachments that were attached.
There was various exiting plans attached and a photo of the property. So i emailed the enquiry back and asked for some more details on what Refurbishment Works they would be carrying out.
We have this problem a lot with Asbestos Refurbishment enquiries, the main problem is not having a clear scope of works for the Asbestos Surveyor to carry out his investigations correctly.
It would be the same as asking a painter to paint your house, giving him the street name but telling him to guess the correct house number.
Asbestos surveyors need to know as much detail as possible, we in the office need to know as much detail to provide you with a quotation that has no hidden additional fees ie access equipment.
A Asbestos Refurbishment Survey is a intrusive Asbestos Survey and unlike An Asbestos Management Survey & Asbestos Demolition survey they are alot more harder to carry out.
An Asbestos Demolition Survey is very easy to carry out, it is fully intrusive as the building is being Demolished, We can make as many holes and smash up as many walls to help locate all the Asbestos within the building. This survey is locate all the Asbestos present before the demolition contractor does his job.
An Asbestos Management Survey is also very easy to carry out, the surveyor will walk through the building looking at any material that may be visible without making any intrusions to the building, this survey is to help the property owner/tenant/occupier to manage there Asbestos.
The Asbestos Refurbishment Survey without the correct information is somewhat useless, as the surveyor might not of looked in all the areas that will be getting Refurbished.
This is why at Breeze when we receive a Asbestos Refurbishment enquiry we always highlight to the client that there might be a potential second visit and we will always need to meet the client on site to have a walk through and discuss all the intrusions we can make.