RDS Asbestos Surveys

How We Can Help You With Your RDS Asbestos Survey…

At the start of a Demolition project and before any works or asbestos removal commence on site it is essential that an Asbestos Refurbishment & Demolition Survey (RDS) is carried out. This type of asbestos survey is used to locate and describe, as far as reasonably practicable, all asbestos containing materials (ACMs) in the area where the refurbishment work will take place, or in the whole building if complete demolition is planned.


The RDS asbestos survey will be fully intrusive and involve destructive inspection as necessary, to gain access to all areas, including those that may be difficult to reach. An asbestos refurbishment and demolition survey may also be required in other circumstances, for instance when more intrusive maintenance and repair work will be carried out, or for plant removal and dismantling.  This requirement is detailed within ‘HSG 264 Asbestos: The Survey Guide’.  Formerly known as a ‘Type 3 Asbestos Survey’, this requirement is also set down by the CDM Regulations before any Refurbishment or Demolition works can be undertaken.

All Taken Care of In House…

When embarking upon a more complex RDS  asbestos survey where specialist equipment is required, we are uniquely placed by being able to call on the support of numerous Group Companies. John F Hunt Environmental is a division of John F Hunt Ltd undertaking Licensed Asbestos Removal, John F Hunt Hire Centres specialise in access equipment and Thameside Lifting is dedicated to Lifting, Safety and Confined Space Working equipment.

So if you need an asbestos survey, a demolition survey or an RDS Asbestos survey undertaken through our demolition services, please contact us on 01375 366700.

Our demolition company operates from offices in Essex and London, whilst Group offices in West London, East London, Canterbury, Birmingham, Bristol, Leicester and Newcastle provide support for demolition projects further afield.