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A Refurbishment and Demolition (R&D) Asbestos Survey is required when the building, or part of the building, is to be refurbished, extended or demolished.

R&D surveys are typically subdivided into;

  • Tailored Refurbishment Asbestos Survey
  • Major Refurbishment and Demolition Asbestos Survey

Tailored Refurbishment Asbestos Survey

If you are planning works to a particular area of the building that involves little or no disturbance to the main building fabric then we will tailor the survey to best suit your schedule of works. For example, if you have a fire alarm install or are removing an area of internal partition walls, then we will tailor the survey to only inspect the particular fabric affected by the cable routes for the install, or of the walls being removed. We will not cause any damage to floors, walls, ceilings, boxings, fixtures or fittings that do not form part of the proposed refurbishment or fit out works.

Major Refurbishment and Demolition Asbestos Survey

Prior to a full building strip out and major refurbishment or demolition, a full R&D Asbestos Survey will be required. This is a fully intrusive and destructive survey and causes damage to the full fabric of the building. As such this survey must be carried out on a vacant and unoccupied building. Due to the level of damage that needs to be made during the survey it is not usually practicable or financially feasible to make good for reoccupation of the building prior to works, although this is certainly possible if absolutely necessary. As such the correct timing and planning of an R&D Survey is imperative.

Why do I need an R&D survey?

The purpose of the R&D survey is to:

  • Identify all ACMs before any strip out, demolition or structural work begins
  • Allow for provision of a clear plan for the safe removal of all asbestos materials that would be disturbed by the proposed works

A Refurbishment and Demolition Survey involves a destructive inspection and ACMs are likely to become uncovered during the process

Our Refurbishment and Demolition Asbestos Surveys provide clear and concise reports containing:

  • Building review and survey summary
  • Asbestos register
  • Material risk assessment
  • Sample analysis details
  • Colour photographs of all samples
  • Recommendations and advice for all ACMs identified
  • Annotated floor plans
  • Digital copy in pdf format both by email and available on online customer portal

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