Demolition in London: Why Asbestos Surveys are Vital
Thinking of demolishing or renovating a property in London? Before you go ahead and start knocking walls down, you need to have a demolition asbestos survey conducted on your property.
Any building that was constructed before 2000 runs the risk of having asbestos-containing materials in it. For that reason, it is essential that you look into demolition asbestos surveys in London, so you can keep everyone safe throughout the demolition or renovation.
No matter where the property is, or what it is used for, a demolition asbestos survey is a legal requirement, whether you are renovating a restaurant or knocking down a residential property.
Why are Demolition Surveys so Important?
Demolition asbestos surveys are essential in London, as they…
Locate asbestos-containing materials
Many years ago asbestos was used in construction all over the capital and beyond. There was a vast range of products available from a wide range of brands. They were favoured because of their heat and chemical-resistant properties, which made them an excellent building material. A demolition asbestos survey will help locate these materials within the building, identifying and testing anything that looks suspicious.
Help put them in the correct waste stream
Asbestos has to be handled extremely carefully. If you were to knock down a building in London without a demolition survey, not only are you putting anyone who is on that building site at risk but the materials will also be disposed of irresponsibly, affecting people involved in waste removal. An asbestos demolition survey will ensure any asbestos-containing materials are disposed of in a safe way.
It is a legal requirement
There is a requirement in CAR 2012 (regulation 7) that stipulates all ACMs should be removed as far as reasonably practical before any major refurbishment or demolition is undertaken. The UK government has made it compulsory for demolition asbestos surveys to be completed on properties prior to any work. Failure to do so is enforceable by a court of law.
If you need to arrange a demolition asbestos survey in London, get in touch with the team at 0800 Asbestos.