How Much Does An Asbestos Survey Cost?

Summary: The cost of an asbestos management survey for a typical domestic property ranges from £250-500 depending on the size of the property.

When it comes to asbestos surveys there are a few things to take into consideration before being able to give an estimated cost. The main factors affecting the price are Type of property, Size of property and the kind of survey required.

Asbestos Management Surveys

A management survey is the most basic of surveys. It involves a surveyor taking a walk around the property and highlighting areas which could contain asbestos. If an area is suspect the survey will take a sample in order to get an accurate result. With this being the most basic, its also the cheapest option. Its important to remember a management survey only covers materials in view. It doesn't involve much investigation or checking behind other products/materials.

Asbestos Management Survey Costs

We contacted a few asbestos surveyors from around the UK and have detailed the quotes given below broken down by size of property showing the highest and lowest price quoted.

 Property Lowest Price Highest Price
1 Bed Apartment £180 £350
2 Bedroom Terrace £200 £450
3 Bed Semi-Detached £250 £450
4 Bed Detached £300 £600
1000sqft Industrial Unit £300 £450
5000sqft Unit + Offices £600 £850

 

Asbestos Refurbishment Surveys

A step up from a management survey is the refurbishment survey. This is a more intrusive and complex survey and one which requires a knowledgable and experienced asbestos surveyor. It involves a surveyor coming to the property and first performing and visual survey similar to a management, but they then go the extra mile and begin investigating areas out of sight, and trying to find asbestos in the fabric of the building. For example the surveyor may pull up some carpets to check for asbestos floor tiles below. They may cut out some of the ceiling to see if asbestos lurks above the plasterboard etc.

Asbestos refurbishment surveys are a little bit harder to price up and usually requires a site visit. 

Asbestos Refurbishment Survey Costs

We called some asbestos surveyors in the local area and have detailed the quotes given below broken down by size of property showing the highest and lowest price quoted. We where told that the prices could vary as they insisted it was difficult to price without taking a look. But here is some ball park prices for you to look at

 Property Lowest Price Highest Price
1 Bed Apartment £280 £450
2 Bedroom Terrace £350 £450
3 Bed Semi-Detached £450 £750
4 Bed Detached £700 £800
1000sqft Industrial Unit £600 £750
5000sqft Unit + Offices £1000 £1850

 

Asbestos Testing Costs

Sometimes an asbestos survey may not been required, you may just want to test a specific material to know if it contains asbestos or not. In this case you can simply send a sample off to an asbestos lab to be tested. Lab fees vary depending on their location and accreditations. Usually you will pay around £30-40 per sample to a UKAS accredited lab. An asbestos testing kit is a good option if you're looking to do this yourself. 

 

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