Asbestos Refurbishment & Demolition  Survey

A refurbishment & demolition asbestos survey (formally a type 3 asbestos survey) is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in the building and will involve destructive inspection to all areas prior to any type of refurbishment or demolition are undertaken.

Pre-refurbishment & demolition asbestos survey

Pre-refurbishment & demolition surveys are intrusive and can be targeted to areas which may be affected by proposed refurbishment/demolition works. A pre-refurbishment & demolition asbestos survey will be required by your CDM Co-ordinator under the Construction Design and Management Regulations 2015 & control of asbestos regulations 2012. This type of survey is more intrusive than a management survey and should be undertaken alongside a project specific plan of work to ensure that the survey covers all areas planned for refurbishment.

Asbestos in buildings

Below are key points you really need to know regarding Asbestos in Buildings:

  • Asbestos only becomes a problem once it’s disturbed and the fibres airborne.

  • Any building built prior to year 2000 can contain asbestos.

  • ALL non-domestic buildings must be subject to an asbestos survey.

  • There is a legal requirement to remove ALL asbestos materials prior to the building being refurbished.

  • Preventing exposure to asbestos dust will protect against related illness and fatal diseases.


Asbestos Refurbishment Survey