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Commerical asbestos surveys

Intelligent Building Works (IBW) is a trusted provider of asbestos surveys, working with commercial property owners, managers and estate agents across England.

Our surveys are compliant to HSG 264 standards and provide a clear, easy-to-understand assessment of the property and its associated materials. Our recommendations are always honest, commercially-viable and based on the facts - so you can make informed decisions.

Our commerical asbestos surveyors hold BOHS P402 certifications and are experienced surveying a wide range of properties, from factories to listed buildings.




Why do you need a comprehensive asbestos survey?

Under regulation 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) a commercial building owner or manager must find out whether their property contains asbestos, assess the risk, and develop a plan to manage that risk and act on it. Failure to comply could result in prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

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Commercial asbestos surveys - our approach

Commercial asbestos surveys – our approach

Our comprehensive commercial asbestos surveys identify any asbestos-containing material (ACM) on site. We record the type of ACM found, its location and accessibility, the quantity and its condition.

If we find an ACM on site we send it to our independent laboratory for testing, in line with ‘Asbestos: The survey guide’ published by the HSE. Our chosen lab is accredited by UKAS to ISO 17025 for the analysis of bulk samples.

In our final report we also provide recommendations on how to suitably manage any ACMs, considering commercial-viability, costs and health and safety implications.  Our aim is to manage your risk as cost-effectively and responsibly as possible.


Types of asbestos surveys

There are three main types of asbestos surveys:


  • Asbestos management survey

    An asbestos management survey locates, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect ACMs in the building. 


  • Refurbishment and demolition asbestos survey

    Refurbishment and demolition asbestos surveys are required prior to any refurbishment or demolition work being carried out.


  • Asbestos re-inspection survey 

    Asbestos re-inspection surveys are required to monitor the condition of known ACMs.


Totally independent, impartial advice

IBW receives no commercial incentive for recommending follow-up services as part of your asbestos survey – our asbestos laboratory testing and asbestos removal services are provided by trusted third-party suppliers.  This ensures our assessments and recommendations are totally impartial and unbiased.

We simply provide the facts and offer recommendations based on our expertise and experience.  If you then choose to employ follow up asbestos management or removal services, we can manage these on your behalf.

If you'd like to know more about our asbestos management surveys, asbestos refurbishment and demolition surveys, or our asbestos re-inspection survey services, please contact us.


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