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Completing this brief form will instantly give you a set of estimates for an Asbestos Survey on your property. This set of prices will come  from Surveyors who cover your locality. You will  be provided with all their contact details, all within less than a second. You will be able to contact them directly and compare their prices and service. Should you wish to place an order you would deal with them directly. There is no intermediary.

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Terms and Conditions Summary

This website will help you find suppliers who provide property services. When you enter your details and press submit, the system will immediately give you the contact details of the suppliers covering your local area. Where appropriate, initial estimates will also be instantly provided. You can then contact any of the suppliers directly. In addition, your details will be sent to each of the suppliers listed, so they will also be able to contact you. Your details will not be forwarded to any other third parties. Your email address is required but if you do not want to provide your telephone number, please enter 0000.

Using this website will not commit you to placing any orders or paying any money. If you do place an order with one of the suppliers, you will be dealing directly with them. In most cases there is no middle man. Suppliers on this website pay advertising fees to be listed, they do not pay any commission to Local Surveyors Direct. Before placing an order you should ensure that your chosen supplier has satisfactory qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance. You will receive an email from us requesting feedback a few weeks later. After that we will not use your details again.

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LOCAL SURVEYORS DIRECT LIMITED - CLIENTS AGREEMENT

This agreement describes the terms and conditions of your use, as a Client, of our services provided under the domain and sub-domains of our websites.

  • www.localsurveyorsdirect.co.uk
  • www.localarchitectsdirect.co.uk
  • www.localconveyancingdirect.co.uk
  • www.localelectriciansdirect.co.uk
  • www.localremovalsdirect.co.uk

For the purposes of this agreement these websites are all refered to as 'The Website'

By using these websites you are agreeing to be bound by this agreement.

The Website

The Website is a tool to facilitate surveyors, engineers and the like (Members) to promote their services to Clients. Members provide information about themselves, their services and their fees (Members Information) which is stored on the Website.  Selected parts of Members Information may be displayed on the Website and emailed to you in response to your enquires so that you can contact them.  Members will be informed by email whenever any of their information is displayed and/or emailed to you, along with your details so that they can contact you.  We are not involved in any discussions, negotiations or agreements between Members and Clients.

Members Information

We do not review or check the accuracy or legality of Members Information.  You are responsible for checking that any Members Information which you may rely upon is correct.  In particular before placing an order with a member it is your responsibility to ensure that the member has satisfactory qualifications, accreditations, experience and insurance suitable for your requirement.

In the event that any incorrect or misleading Members Information comes to your attention you must inform us immediately, by email, so that we can request the Member to correct or remove it.

Members Services and Estimates

Members must only offer to carry out work for which they are sufficiently knowledgeable, experienced, competent and able to carry out, taking into account all relevant factors, including the type of work, the age and type of the property concerned, and its geographical location (Services).  The offer of a Service or the provision of an estimate (Estimate) for a Service through the Website is based on limited information and does not constitute a contract or binding offer.

Client Information

Any information which you provide about yourself to the Website is known as Client Information, and you warrant that this is genuine and correct.  You agree that any Client Information may be passed to Members to allow them to promote their Services to you.  Client Information will be treated with full confidentiality and will not be passed to any third party.

Continuous Operation

We will use our reasonable endeavors to ensure that the Website and Members Information is always available to Clients.  However, we cannot and do not guarantee a continuous, uninterrupted operation as this could be affected by many factors beyond our control as well as our need to maintain and further develop the Website. 

Improper Use

You must use the Website only for the purpose of obtaining information about Members and their Services, and Estimates for their Services in respect of genuine enquiries.  You must not use the Website in any improper manner or for any fraudulent purpose, nor with the intention of doing so.

Computer Viruses

You must ensure that you do not upload any computer viruses, macro viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything which could interfere with the normal operation of the Website or any other computer, or which could intercept, access, gather or export data from the Website.

Liability

In the event that you have any grievance, complaint or claim against a Member, you agree to pursue this directly with the Member, without involving us. We would request that you do inform us of any such event so that we can take any other actions that we feel appropriate.

Limitation of Liability

Nothing in this agreement shall limit or exclude our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, or for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence. Subject to this, we will not be held liable for any loss or damages arising out of this agreement or the operation or non operation of the Website.

Revisions

This agreement may revised at any time, without notice, by displaying the revised agreement on the Website.

Notices

Notices to us must be delivered to our registered office, The Stables, Rear of 60 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XS.

Notices to you will be sent to the email address or postal address which you have provided.

Governing Law

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. If any provisions of this agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck out and the remaining provisions shall remain. 

16 April 2010

The above are the terms and conditions for Clients using the website.  For the terms and conditions for members listed on the website please click here.

Asbestos is a building material that was mainly used for fire protection and insulation between 1950s and mid 1980s. If you have a property that was built before 2000, it may contain some asbestos.

Although mainly used for insulation, the fibrous material is often combined with other building materials so it can appear in many different forms such as a type of concrete, floor tiles, rope, drainpipes, texture ceiling etc. Unless it has been coloured it is usually, blue (the most dangerous), brown or white. So it can be found in many different places and has a variety of uses. This can make it hard to spot.

The Health and Safety Executive http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos has a lot of useful information about asbestos on their website including pictures of what asbestos looks like where it is found and what to do about it.

Is Asbestos dangerous?

Asbestos is fibrous and it is these fibres that can cause illness if they are inhaled in large quantities. It can affect older and younger people and is particularly bad if there is regular exposure over a long period of time. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Asbestos is the cause of some 4500 deaths every year. There are four illnesses that are associated with it; Mesothelioma (a cancer of the lining of the lungs), Asbestos-related lung cancer, Asbestosis (a scarring of the lungs), Diffuse pleural thickening (a thickening of the membrane surrounding the lungs). It can take between 15-20 years for the symptoms of asbestos to appear. It is vitally important to protect yourself and others from exposure to asbestos.

Only the asbestos fibres when breathed in can be detrimental to our health. So only damaged asbestos or asbestos that is in danger of being damaged is a risk. Asbestos that is in good condition and is left undisturbed is generally not a health risk.

Where will I find asbestos?

This is a link to the page on the Health and Safety Executive website containing a list of places where asbestos can be found.

What shall I do if I suspect asbestos is present?

You need to get an accredited surveyor to survey the building and take samples of suspected asbestos containing materials (ACM). A management survey may be required to ensure the ACM is looked after according to HES regulations http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/campaign/duty/surveys.htm#types

This could be done by the building manager if the premises are straight forward and simple, otherwise a surveyor is needed.

If the building is going to be upgraded, refurbished or demolished you will need a Refurbishment / demolition Survey. This is usually done by a surveyor.

Regulations

In April 2012 Asbestos legislation was updated http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/regulations.htm outlines the regulations. These are just a few guidelines from the legislation but you should consult the Government website for the complete set of regulations; if you have asbestos containing materials in a building and they are in good condition, they do not have to be removed but they must be monitored, if the asbestos is in a non-domestic building there needs to be a suitable management plan in place, work planned on a building containing asbestos needs a full assessment of the risks. 

Most asbestos work must be carried out by a licensed contractor. You can find a description of asbestos work that needs to be carried out by a licensed contractor here; http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/licensing/licensed-contractor.htm

A list of what is permissible as non-licensed work can be found at http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/licensing/non-licensed-work.htm

Licensed contractors must hold a licence issued by the Asbestos Licensing Unit of the Health and Safety Executive. We recommend you ask to see this licence before you appoint a contractor to carry out asbestos work.

 

Do you provide Asbestos Services?

If you provide Asbestos Services and you would like to be listed on our website, please complete the registration form and we will arrange for you to have a completely free trial.

What do our Customers think of our Suppliers?

We ask all of the people who use our website to let us know if they have any feedback on the website or on any of the Suppliers they used.  Below are some of their comments:
 

The website is excellent. Easy to use and gave me all the information I required to choose a supplier.  I followed up with Sarum Asbestos Limited.  They were courteous and helpful from initial telephone enquiry and throughout. Once given the instruction to proceed the survey was carried out promptly and efficiently. The report was detailed, including a large number of photographs, yet concise. It gave me exactly what I needed to know. I would certainly recommend them to anyone requiring this type of survey
Michael, Milborne Port, Somerset
Response from website acknowledging my request was very fast.  I used Artisan Surveyors Ltd.  Very prompt response - called me 9am the following morning after I lodged the request the previous evening.  Gave a very clear overview of what they could do and provided me with a quote within four hours of that conversation.  Survey was completed as scheduled.  Very happy with the service from your website and Artisan Surveyors.
Chris, Chalford, Gloucestershire
The website worked very well.  I followed up with Sterling Technical Services Ltd.  The work was excellent. Very quick response, good rates and efficient follow up of report and invoicing.  I would recommend the site and Stirling to others.
Laura, Bristol, Somerset

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