Demolition In London – Why Surveys Are Critical?

Are you thinking of demolishing or refurbishing a property in London? But before you proceed further with the demolition process, you need to have a demolition asbestos survey conducted on your property. Any building that was constructed from 1850 to 1999 is likely to have asbestos-containing materials in it. This is why it is extremely important to conduct an asbestos survey of the property before demolishing it, so as the asbestos containing materials can be removed and disposed of within the correct waste stream and not mixed with general demolition waste.

No matter whether the property is a small as a shop or retail unit or a large institution such as a School, Hospital or University, it is a legal requirement as per the regulations to safely manage any asbestos containing materials on the property before you begin with the demolition process.

Want to know why these demolition surveys need to be conducted on your property? Find out why below.

To Locate Asbestos Materials

Asbestos used to be added to construction materials which would then be use in the construction of all property types. Many different products and brands were available and these were a popular construction material during the period of 1850 to 1999 because of its heat and chemical resistant properties. 

To Put Them In The Correct Waste Stream

When buildings are demolished, any asbestos containing materials identified in the demolition asbestos survey are removed and disposed of within the correct waste stream. This is why you need to have an asbestos survey conducted before you proceed with the demolition process.

Requirement Of The Law

It is the legal requirement set out under the Control of Asbestos Regulations Act 2012 and HSG 264 for asbestos to be managed by the duty holder. The UK Government has made it compulsory to conduct both Management asbestos surveys for properties that are under normal occupations and refurbishment/demolition asbestos survey prior to any refurbishments and/or demoliiton. Failure to do so would mean that you are not following the regulations all of which are enforceable with a court of law. 

Contact Us Now!

Pre-demolition asbestos surveys & refurbishment asbestos surveys are mandatory in London and all over the UK because of the requirements of the law. So, if you are looking for a company to conduct an asbestos survey of your property, you can contact EnviroHive. We have a team of experts who will conduct a survey of your property and provide you with a comprehensive report containing our findings, recommendations and how to meet you legal obligations.