National Asbestos Helpline 01875 813 999

Edinburgh/North Helpline 0131 566 0096 

London/South East Helpline 0207 127 5356

Emergency Call Out 01875 813 999

Do you need an Asbestos Survey Expert in Edinburgh or London or the anywhere in the United Kingdom? Call us today if you do.

What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous silicate mineral which was commercially exploited for its useful properties which include insulation (thermal and acoustic) fire resistance and as a binder in cement. There are over 3000 products containing asbestos that are around us today. Why not call the asbestos survey experts today for free advice. 


Our company provide a full, bespoke range of asbestos-related services to all sectors on all types of buildings throughout Edinburgh and Scotland. These include Public, Private, Commercial, Industrial and Domestic properties. Because asbestos has the potential to be located anywhere in any property you may need to call the asbestos survey experts today! 

Legal Duties;

If you are responsible for any Non-Domestic property, it is your legal duty to have put into practice reasonable steps to:

  • Ascertain if there are any Asbestos Containing Materials (A.C.M.s) on the premises.
  • Determine the type and condition of any such Asbestos materials.
  • Presume materials contain Asbestos unless there is strong evidence to suggest otherwise.
  • Assess the risk of disturbance/exposure of any Asbestos Containing Materials.
  • Prepare and implement a written plan on how the risks are to be managed.
  • Monitor, review, and update the Asbestos management plan periodically.

These are just some of the duties under the new legislation if you are not sure if you are the Duty Holder or what TYPE OF SURVEY you require or would just like to know more about our services;

PLEASE CONTACT The Asbestos Survey Experts NOW!

What can the Asbestos Surveys Experts do for you!

We can help! So by using our independent, impartial, bespoke Asbestos consultancy service, we can help ensure you legally comply with the very latest HSE regulations.

The regulations cover all types of Non-Domestic premises, Including Industrial units, Factories, Shops and Public houses. Also covered are Hotels, Guesthouses, Churches, Farms, Offices, Hospitals, Schools, & Communal areas in flats & apartments.

Asbestos Surveys & Advice-Nationwide- provide a professional consultancy service to all sectors and types of buildings throughout the United Kingdom. We work from our local branches located nationwide and our National branches located in London and Edinburgh. We offer a complete range of bespoke services including asbestos surveys, sampling, testing and asbestos removals through our HSE Licensed partners.

Our Asbestos consultancy services are offered along with a full complement of asbestos-related services.  This ensures a turnkey solution to all of our clients asbestos requirements. This is why you should call the asbestos experts.

A little Asbestos History-Asbestos facts-

Asbestos was regarded, for many years, as an excellent building material. For these and other practical reasons it was installed in numerous buildings throughout the entire United Kingdom.
Although the first reported cases of asbestos-related health problems can be found as far back as the 1930s, it was not until the 1980s that direct action was taken on its usage, Firstly by a voluntary ban followed by legislation and eventual total ban in 1999. For these reasons, it is essential that asbestos located in any building in London, Edinburgh or the UK is managed in a safe manner or removed as per the current regulations.

Domestic areas covered by Asbestos regulations;

Asbestos facts tell us there are still numerous buildings within large cities throughout the United Kingdom where asbestos is located.
The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 only specifies requirements for Non-Domestic premises constructed before 1999. However, all buildings, including domestic premises, have the potential to contain asbestos. Communal areas of Domestic and residential properties in London, Edinburgh and all of the UK are covered by the regulations. They, therefore, require an asbestos assessment to comply with current legislation. The same Asbestos removal regulations apply to these areas as well. We can help with all questions at the asbestos survey experts.

ASA-Asbestos-Surveys-Edinburgh- London -The Asbestos survey experts you can trust- 

 You can trust Asbestos surveys & advice to provide a fully professional and comprehensive service. Our services include Asbestos management surveys, Asbestos Removal, Refurbishment surveys, Asbestos Demolition surveys,   Management plans and asbestos removal.
We have an unblemished record since formation, providing thousands of asbestos surveys and asbestos removals to all sectors. Our company is trusted throughout Edinburgh, London and all areas of the UK. We are quality assured to ISO 9001:2008, fully insured (including PI) and have over 30 years experience in the field.

Edinburgh, London & UK Property owners- 

Are you a property owner in Edinburgh or London and require asbestos removal or any asbestos service? If so then Asbestos Surveys & Advice can assist. We cover all Edinburgh and London areas from our centrally based offices. ASA also cover the whole of the UK through our local, strategically located offices. We will always provide the most appropriate, cost-effective advice for any asbestos removals or asbestos queries that you may have. Asbestos testing and sampling may be required before we can advise.

Asbestos at work- 

As part of the Control of Asbestos Regulations (2012) there are some requirements at work. For instance a requirement that anyone who is likely to come into direct contact with asbestos should have some training. This could be just some kind of asbestos awareness training or more intensive training may be needed. You should also have an asbestos assessment in place prior to the start of any such works.                                        

Workers most at risk- 

The group of people most likely to come in to contact with asbestos are normally associated with maintenance in buildings. They include, caretakers, plumbers, joiners and electricians, heating and ventilation engineers. As well as fire and security alarm engineers and IT cable installers or engineers. This list is by no means extensive. If you have any concerns or queries over the type of activity or work procedure you undertake. Then you should check on the HSE website. Alternatively, contact ASA for free advice at our London or Edinburgh office. Asbestos removal may be required before the works can be conducted-Always check. Sampling or testing may be required to confirm asbestos presence.

Why to choose us for your Edinburgh, London and UK Asbestos removals and surveys-

Asbestos Surveys & Advice Ltd have maintained the highest standard of professionalism for over 30 years. We are well known and have a long-standing reputation with many companies and organisations. Not just in Edinburgh and London but throughout the whole UK. ASA conducts Asbestos surveys, testing and sampling and is able to fulfill all of your asbestos-associated requirements. And whats more- All in line with the Control of Asbestos regulations 2012 (CAR 2012)         

What can we do for you? 

We can talk you through the entire process from the very first contact you make-be it by email or telephone call. Our fully experienced and trained consultants will provide the advice and way forward for your individual requirements. Because at ASA we believe that not everyone is the same and each individual has different requirements and needs. Due to our vast amount of knowledge and experience. Along with our ability to deal with everything from a single sample to a demolition survey on a petrochemical site. We feel confident that we have the solution for you.           


Asbestos Survey Experts-Services                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

ASA-Asbestos services include;

· Asbestos management surveys

· Refurbishment surveys

· Asbestos demolition surveys

· Re-assessment surveys

· Asbestos Advice

· Asbestos removal

· Management plans

· Asbestos Testing

· Asbestos Analysis

· Remediation

· Risk assessments

· Asbestos Consultancy


By using our independent, impartial, bespoke Asbestos consultancy service, we can help ensure you legally comply with the very latest HSE regulations

The regulations cover all types of Non-Domestic premises, Including Industrial units, Factories, Shops, Public houses, Hotels, Guesthouses and Churches. And also Farms, Offices, Hospitals, Schools, & Communal areas in flats & apartments.

Where major refurbishments or demolition of domestic premises are planned is yet another example where the CAR regulations apply. In these circumstances, an Asbestos Refurbishment/Demolition survey would be required. This would ensure that no contractors were exposed to asbestos-containing materials during their work. Any asbestos materials detected in such properties usually require the need for Asbestos removal before work starts.

All ASA surveys are tailored to meet the individual requirements of the client by offering bespoke and flexible solutions.

  • Crocidolite-(NaFeSiO) also known as riebeckite and blue asbestos.
  • Amosite-(FeMgSiO) also known as grunerite and brown asbestos.
  • Chrysotile-(MgSiO) also known as lizardite and white asbestos.

The colours do not always determine the type as dyes were often added.

Asbestos-related diseases cause an estimated 3000 deaths per year and this figure is rising this fact alone surely justifies the new legislation (not to say the government needs justification).
As the latency period(the time between first exposure and death) is between 15 and 60 years many of the people who are dying from asbestos-related diseases now where exposed in the 1960s and 1970s. This terrible trend must be stopped now. Asbestosis, pleural plaques, lung cancer and mesothelioma are all caused by exposure to asbestos fibres.

The word asbestos originates from around 4000BC (from the Greek meaning unquenchable). During this period it was used for wicks in candles & lamps.

Around 2500BC asbestos was used to wrap around Egyptian pharaohs to offset the decomposing process. About the same time evidence shows it was used in Finland to give clay pots added strength.

By 1000AD asbestos was being widely used for cremation cloths, mats & temple lamp wicks by the Mediterranean’s

During the early 1700s the first asbestos paper & boards were made.(Italy)

In the mid-19th-century asbestos helmets & jackets were being worn by firefighters in France & insulation, packing’s& gaskets were being made from asbestos.

It was during the 1870s the asbestos industry really took off with the founding of large asbestos companies in England, Scotland & Germany. Also in Russia & Canada where large deposits of chrysotile (white asbestos) were exploited.

As long ago as 1897 the first bronchial problems were identified.

During the first quarter of the 20th century, the first asbestos pipes & corrugated sheeting arrived on the scene.

In 1931 the Asbestos regulations were passed in the U. K.

Asbestos was beginning to crop up everywhere. In the 1939 film “The wizard of oz” the wicked witch of the West’s broom was made out of asbestos.

Fireproof suits & parachute flares in WW11 were asbestos based.

The post-war rebuilding & construction projects placed heavy reliance on asbestos & its usage reached an all-time high in 1973. From the mid-1970s its use in new products declined rapidly. Since 1992 it has been illegal to use asbestos to make new products in the U. K. In 1999 the selling & fixing of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) in the UK was banned.

A conservative estimate puts the amount of Asbestos still in British buildings at over 1 million tonne

Asbestos removals Edinburgh