An asbestos survey in Nottingham must be completed before you can renovate your older building. Asbestos is a naturally occurring element. It consists of thin, needle-like fibres. It was discovered that adding asbestos to building materials created a top quality material, suitable for use in many applications. It is an effective insulator, and it was used in cloth, paper, cement, plastic and other materials to make them stronger. As such, many buildings were built with asbestos-containing materials.
If your building was built prior to the 1990s, it is most likely built using asbestos-containing building materials. In Nottingham, an asbestos survey will be necessary. The reason for the asbestos survey is that while asbestos itself is not harmful, it is when it is old or damaged that it poses a risk. Its needle-like fibres are released and become airborne, and then inhaled by people in its vicinity. These fibres lodge in the lining of the lungs and then cause incurable diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer. As the owner of your building, you are also known as the duty holder and have a legal obligation to ensure that your building is safe for the occupants. This is why an asbestos survey needs to be completed. By having it done, you, as the property owner will know if there are areas of concern, and what you will need to do.
For an asbestos survey in Nottingham, speak to the experts. We offer a number of different asbestos surveys, each professionally completed by our experienced team. If you need assistance and would like an asbestos survey, contact ACS today. An asbestos survey must be completed by trained experts as it is not a job for a novice. Our team has many years of experience and will conduct the asbestos survey on your building quickly, professionally and efficiently. We will assist with a management plan so that you are able to manage the asbestos, if any, in your building correctly.