Book an Asbestos Pre-Purchase Survey

Are you buying a property built before 2000? All buildings built before the turn of the century – particularly those constructed in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s may contain asbestos. Some figures suggest that nearly three-quarters of all British homes contain asbestos.

At Goodbye Asbestos, we can produce all types of asbestos surveys and reports, including Asbestos Management Surveys, Asbestos Refurbishment & Demolition Surveys, Asbestos Re-Inspection Surveys, and Asbestos Pre-Purchase Surveys. All of our asbestos surveys are high-quality and comprehensive. We can survey all manner of commercial and residential properties, including houses, flats, and bungalows.

Our Asbestos Pre-Purchase Surveys are designed to give you peace of mind regarding whether or not asbestos is present in your new home. If you are planning building work, it is imperative to know whether asbestos could be disturbed during the building process. As you have a duty of care to inform tradesman of hazardous materials in situ, so they can take necessary steps to ensure against accidental exposure.

The HSE advises you to carry out an asbestos survey before committing to buy a property to mitigate this risk.  The purpose of the report is to identify and quantify the asbestos materials within the premises. Furthermore, asbestos materials will be assessed to determine the risk they present in their current condition.  Then recommendations will be provided confirming the best course of action. Whether this be to remove the material or to manage in situ.

Book now by calling 0800 024 6203 or 07500 866 733.

What is an Asbestos Pre-Purchase Survey?

Your home is likely one of your most significant investments, so it is vital to ensure that it does not contain asbestos, which may require expensive remedial work to remove.

An Asbestos Pre-Purchase Survey is an Asbestos Management Survey conducted before the sale of any residential property. Its purpose is to locate, as far as reasonably practical, the presence and extent of any suspected ACMs that could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy.

The survey is not intrusive, but this will depend on various factors, including accessibility and the nature of construction. If you are buying the property, you must ensure that the current owner is happy before work commences.

Our experienced and qualified asbestos surveyors will assess the condition of any ACMs to advise on the best course of action. The survey will also involve some sampling and testing at UKAS-accredited laboratories. Although undamaged ACMs pose minimal risk when in good condition, the material remains to be a health risk as accidental damage could occur.

We are experts in the identification, managing and removal of asbestos. If you plan to make improvements to your property further down the line, it is crucial that you inform any building contractors about the location and condition of any ACMs. If you plan immediate refurbishments post-purchase, a refurbishment and demolition survey is recommended. This is where a more intrusive inspection is carried out, searching beneath the fabric of the house. However, consent from the buyer will be necessary as small amount of damage is expected with this type of survey.

What will my Asbestos Pre-Purchase Survey include?

Asbestos was not banned from use in the UK until 1999. Its fire-resistant and insulating qualities meant that it was used widely throughout the construction industry in many applications and materials. ACMs are found in pipe insulation, floor tiles, roofing materials, and various other places.

Your Asbestos Pre-Purchase Survey will give you a complete picture of the ACMs within the property so you can make an informed decision about your investment.

  • Asbestos Management Survey
  • Transparent advice and guidance about asbestos in clear language
  • Bulk sampling of suspected ACMs at UKAS-accredited laboratory
  • Comprehensive report providing recommendations
  • Quotation for removal or management of the asbestos items if identified
  • "Very professional and friendly service. Initialy spoke with Andy who gave us a quote and date for the work to be done. Chris and Jeff arrived on time and completely removed our garage although it was pouring with rain. They cleared all the rubbish and left the area clean. Would thoughly recomend this company. Work carried out in Crawley, West Sussex."

    Alan Barrett
  • "Removed an asbestos garage roof, whole shed with asbestos roof, and then when there was further asbestos at the end of the garden took that too. Worked very hard solidly for two hours, loaded sheets, wore masks and suits. Great service and solved a big problem for me."

    Elizabeth Anderson
  • "I had 40 sqm of aertex ceiling removed in my house and the price came out as reasonable (particularly against 3 other quotes I had for the job). The job was completed in one day which I was chuffed with and the guys made sure that the house was safe for us to live in afterwards. Very happy with Goodbye Asbestos, would highly recommend."

    Olivia Lands
  • "I had my asbestos water tank removed from my loft in Croydon. Chris did a great job. They had about a weeks lead time. I needed this done ASAP and they were able to prioritise it and we booked it in next day. Thanks to Andy"

    Danny Williams
  • "Goodbye Asbestos provided a very polite and professional service on a pre-purchase where a suspicious material was identified by a surveyor. Tom gave us a quick turn around and timeframe and kept us updated throughout the process. Would highly recommend for a no fuss experience!"

    Elizabeth Packham
  • "Great service, friendly staff and competitive price. The asbestos was picked up by a diligent worker who came back and checked that there were no small bits on the ground. That really impressed me. Would recommend."

    James Goldbridge
  • "On finding Marley tiles on our floors we were in urgent need of having them removed. Goodbye Asbestos were amazing. They booked us in really quickly and on time, came and scraped up all the offending tiles and gripper rods. They disposed of the rubbish and sealed the under floor, leaving us ready for the laying of our new flooring. A job well done."

    Paul Tootill
  • "I have asked Goodbye Asbestos to remove my asbestos roof and replace it with insulated corrugated metal panels. I recommend them highly as I am very pleased with the quality of their workmanship, their attentive service and communications."

    Stefano Ferrari
  • "I have used Goodbye Asbestos twice, once removing an old asbestos shed and recently my large garage which had an asbestos roof. The guys are efficient, clean and friendly. All wear the appropriate clothing whilst handling the asbestos. Organising the quote and the demolition was easy. I'd highly recommend Goodbye Asbestos for any Asbestos removal you may require."

    Callum Stott
  • "I wanted to say a big thank you to Chris and the team for the superb job they did this morning in dismantling our horrible old asbestos/concrete garage! It was all done very quickly and professionally. They wore PPE and the asbestos roof panels were securely wrapped in plastic sheeting. The site was left clean and tidy afterwards. I also appreciated your sending me your waste licence and a copy of your insurance which was very reassuring as one reads some horror stories about waste disposal cowboys."

    Gordon Taylor

Do you need an Asbestos Pre-Purchase Survey?

We offer a full range of residential and commercial asbestos services, including all types of asbestos surveys. Please call now on 0800 024 6203 or 07500 866 733. Get in touch we would like to provide you with a no obligation free quote.