Lead Investigation in Holland Park

Conducting a lead survey

History of Lead in property Our next project was a 5-storey residential building built in mid 1800’s. with clay brick walls and a pitched roof. We were instructed to carry out a lead survey to the whole of the building and the roof.  The purpose of the Lead (Pb) survey was to locate and identify [...]

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Conducting a Lead Survey in an old school building

Lead survey in a school

Lead(Pb) content in the building Our latest project was a two-storey historic building, built in 1875 with stone walls, concrete, timber and tiled floors, lath plaster ceilings and a pitched slate tiled roof. The building consists of approximately 55 rooms with a small basement to part of building. Throughout the Lead (Pb) survey our main [...]

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Conducting a Lead Survey

Occupational Exposure to Lead

Hazardous materials within an Old building The project, a 7-storey town house situated in Birmingham, was currently undergoing refurbishments to the third and fourth floor. These floors consisted of modern UVPC windows with wooden window sills, concrete floors and concrete ceilings. Old buildings potentially contain materials which we consider to be hazardous to health. During [...]

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Mould Inspection and damp survey in London Practice

Mould in basement

My latest damp / mould inspection in London was in a former residential property which has been converted into a dental practice. The building is about 60-70 years and was originally used as a ground floor shop with upstairs accommodation. The building has been modified and extended over the years which contributed to the current [...]

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Building lead survey prior major refurbishment

lead material survey

Old buildings contain many materials which we now consider toxic or hazardous to health. These materials were either used directly in the construction of the buildings or were introduced later during its lifetime. Typical hazardous materials used in the construction were asbestos, lead and PCB others such as mercury or many specialty chemicals may have [...]

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