We're based in the South East and most of our asbestos surveying has been within 100 miles of Gatwick Airport. From Northumberland to Cornwall to Glasgow to Dover to Londonderry to Lowestoft to Chester to Port Talbot to Cardiff and London, together with thousands of others. We're also aware that in the real world, Project Managers (with many other things to think about), only give us instructions to proceed with the survey at the 'last minute'. Sometimes, we can do such a last minute job on the day we're called.
Hampshire residents are heading for new charges when they dispose of waste products such as soil, rubble, plasterboard and asbestos at council-run facilities. The new costs include having to pay 2.50 for each part or entire piece of building rubble from DIY and renovation projects. If soil and rubble are in a whole 30-litre bag, the same 2.50 fee will apply. 10 will be charged for taking plasterboard sheets off your hands, and there will be a 6 fee per bag if it is small pieces in a 30-litre bag.
Your building needs a Management Level asbestos survey as per Reg. 4 of the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012. If this survey discovers asbestos on the site and it's not removed within 12 months, then the site will need to be re-inspected for asbestos at 12 monthly intervals unless and until all of it is removed. Once the Management Level survey considers that there is no remaining asbestos detected in the building, then a 'Nil Find' asbestos report should be prepared as evidence for the ongoing records of the property.
The disposal of asbestos can be costly and some unscrupulous operators will dump the material illegally, usually choosing a remote spot where the they will not be observed. Fly Tipping of asbestos materials is a serious problem and a number of examples in our area have been reported recently. In June 2016 residents of Fareham, Hampshire, awoke to the sight of four large builders refuse bags dumped on Pook Lane. Closer inspection revealed that the 7 tonnes of waste contained asbestos. A spokeswoman for the council said 'In the interests of public safety, the council took the decision to close the road.'