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We provide UKAS accredited asbestos surveys for all types of properties across the UK.

As a fully independent and impartial company, you can be confident that the results and recommendations you receive from Acorn will always be in your best interests!

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Asbestos Surveys

An asbestos survey is a comprehensive inspection carried out on a property or structure to identify the presence, type, condition, and extent of any asbestos containing materials (ACMs). The primary purpose of this survey is to manage the risk associated with asbestos, ensuring the safety of the occupants and complying with the legal obligations set out in the UK's asbestos regulations.

The requirement for asbestos surveys is stipulated in the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012). Specifically, Regulation 4, known as the "Duty to Manage Asbestos in Non Domestic Premises", mandates that the dutyholders (typically the owners, landlords, or managers of non-domestic properties) identify and manage the risks from asbestos in their premises. Generally, the first step towards meeting this requirement is undertaking an asbestos survey.

There are three different types of asbestos survey which are detailed in the current Health & Safety Executive guide HSG 264 Asbestos: The Survey Guide –

  • Asbestos Management Survey - This is the standard asbestos survey. Its purpose is to locate, as far as reasonably practicable, the presence and extent of any suspect ACMs in the building which could be damaged or disturbed during normal occupancy, including foreseeable maintenance and installation, and to assess their condition.
  • Asbestos Refurbishment Survey - This is needed before any refurbishment is carried out. It is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all ACMs in the area where the refurbishment work will take place.
  • Asbestos Demolition Survey - This is needed before the complete demolition of a building is carried out. It is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all ACMs in the whole building.

We’re accredited to perform each of these asbestos surveys. Our team are experienced in surveying a range of different types of premises including shops, warehouses, offices, hospitals and schools.

We are an independent and impartial UKAS accredited asbestos surveying company. We have no links or affiliations to asbestos removal contractors. This puts us in a unique position to only ever provide you with "best practice" advice that's right for you.

Therefore you can be confident that the advice and recommendations you’ll receive from us in your asbestos survey report will always be in your best interest and never influenced by third parties.

UKAS Accreditation to ISO17020

UKAS Accreditation to ISO17020 as a Type C Inspection Body. All of our UKAS accredited services are provided from Birstall and Northampton.

Fast, free and fixed price quote service

We’ll quote you within 1 working day, and the quote you receive will be the price you are charged.

Guaranteed report within 5 working days

Maximum time you’ll wait for a report. Faster times are available including same day!

Unlimited sample analysis included

No hidden costs. Our quotes include for all sample analysis no matter how many we collect.

Free Asbestos Client Portal

All asbestos surveys come with free access to your own live, secure and encrypted, asbestos portal. Provide 24/7 access to your asbestos data and reports whenever you want to whoever you want, you're in control.

Free asbestos remediation consultation & advice

We don't undertake asbestos removals inhouse which allows us to give you independent and impartial assistance for any asbestos works required following your survey.

Accurate data collection system

All of our surveys are completed using the latest data collection software ensuring all of your asbestos information is recorded accurately and securely.

How much does an asbestos survey cost?

If you're looking to find out how much your asbestos survey will cost, all you need to do is fill in our simple quote request form.

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Asbestos Survey - Frequently Asked Questions

Below we've outlined some commonly asked questions about asbestos surveys. Still got a question, contact us and request a call back from one of our Asbestos Consultants.

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Asbestos databases

Free Asbestos Database with Every Asbestos Survey

We have worked with our database provider to produce an easy to navigate online system that can be accessed via any web browser. There is no downloading software or apps and best of all its FREE.

Host your asbestos data securely, accessible anytime from anywhere.

This is available for anyone who uses our services.

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