XRF Lead Paint Surveys & Testing in Commercial Property
Commercial Property Lead Paint Survey
EnviroHive provide lead paint surveys, lead paint tests & assessments within commercial and industrial premises. Lead paint can be present to many of the same features found within residential property but particularly to metal elements such as roof trusses, RSJ’s, metal windows, balconies, cladding and sheet materials.
Those involved in the strip-out, refurbishment and renovation of Commercial properties particularly to external elevations such as brickwork, windows, rainwater goods, shutters and other timber and metal features will need to ascertain whether lead paint is present to these elements and to what degree prior to works commencing. Where lead paints have been tested and detected these coatings can then be removed in a safe manner and any waste including shot media disposed of correctly, allowing for the renovations to proceed.
XRF lead paint testing provide onsite non-destructive analysis with results returned in a matter of hours. This type of testing has many advantages over the traditional method of taking samples whereby these samples are sent to a laboratory for analysis which typical takes a number of days for the samples to be dissolved and analysed. XRF testing removes the need for lengthy laboratory testing and the downtime that accompanies it.
Our XRF onsite testing will be of particular interest to those with onsite works such as:
- Principle Contractors
- CDM Principle designers
- Main Client
- Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers
Lead Paint surveys are also an important tool when managing properties that are occupied or trading as part of assessing what lead paint coatings are present within a building and whether these are in a satisfactory condition or likely to be presenting a risk to the occupants. A lead paint register can be produced following a survey with XRF testing in order to document the location, extent & condition of these coatings to form an ongoing management plan in line with other Health & Safety requirements and and planned maintenance, upgrade or renovations
We undertake asbestos surveys as directed by UK legislation. We provide Management Asbestos Surveys & Refurbishment/Demolition Asbestos Surveys for all residential properties, commercial properties & industrial properties.
Lead Paint Surveys
Lead paint surveys & analysis are crucially important for those involved in refurbishment or renovation, particularly in period properties or listed buildings which have been neglected or have remained unchanged for some time.