The aim of a Refurbishment and Demolition Survey is to:
Identify all Asbestos Containing Materials within a particular building area or within the whole premises, so they can be removed.
Many buildings have been individually designed with their own layout and materials and there may have been numerous refurbishments and modifications over the years, with many changes and alterations to the building structure and appearance, e.g. ‘false’ floors, ceilings and walls, concealed and hidden areas and surface treatments.
The level of competency and knowledge needed for refurbishment and demolition surveys (e.g. on construction building techniques) is much greater than for management surveys and the intrusive nature presents more health and safety hazards.
Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys will involve minor intrusive work and some disturbance. The extent of the intrusion will vary between premises and depend on what is reasonably practicable for individual properties e.g. type of building, nature of construction, etc.