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Completing the form below will instantly give you a set of estimates for an Asbestos Survey on your property.These prices will come directly from Surveyors who cover your locality. You will also be provided with their contact details, all within less than a second. You can then contact them directly and discuss prices and service. Should you wish to place an order you would deal with them directly. There is no middle man.

 

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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 Surveys

Back in the 1950s and ‘60s the concept that asbestos was a silent killer was unheard of. But, for many decades now the realisation of the dangers that the material poses, has been identified and dealt with. It was popular in the last century as a material used in the construction industry for fireproofing. Nowadays it is banned and much of the material has been removed. But some can still exist in buildings built earlier than the 1990s. The cost of an asbestos survey will depend on the size of the property, the number of asbestos containing materials (ACM) and how many test samples are required. This website generates estimates as guideline prices for a surveyor to visit the property to carry out an initial check. You can also check their details and contact them directly to discuss exactly what you need. The surveyor can provide a report which outlines further steps to be advised. There are two types of survey that may be required, a Management Survey or a Demolition/Refurbishment Survey. The first, previously known as a Type One or Type Two Survey, covers risk control in occupied buildings. The second, previously known as a Type Three Survey, is more intrusive and takes place prior to work being done so the asbestos can be removed safely beforehand. If building or demolition work is planned then this is the survey to go for. A Management Survey will only list ACM which present a risk.

Surveyors carrying out these inspections should have the qualifications P402 and P405 from the Chartered Society for Worker Health Protection and it is prudent to check any credentials before undertaking work.

Although there are actually six types of asbestos, only three were widely used in building materials, chrysotile (white), amosite (brown) and crocidolite (blue). Blue is the most dangerous and white is the least dangerous. The important factor is the material with which the asbestos is mixed as it depends how well connected the fibres are - the more bonded and packed together the less dangerous. It is when the fibres can potentially be released into the air with just a minor disturbance that the material becomes most hazardous.

Asbestos can be found in a diverse range of building products. Be aware of fireplaces, night storage heaters, floors, walls, ceilings and roofs, as all of them could contain materials linked with asbestos, as well as fire blankets and hessian covered corkboards.

It is possible you may have asbestos in your home but the likelihood of any problems occurring is kept to a minimum as long as the ACM is not disturbed in any way.

Although current legislation (Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002) means that commercial and communal property owners are responsible for the management of asbestos, there is no law governing how domestic homeowners manage their ACM. The best protocol is not to disturb it in any way and get a trained professional in if you plan to make changes. It would be a good idea for a would-be purchaser to check levels of asbestos in a property before signing an agreement as the cost of asbestos removal is high. It should only be done by a licenced contractor who will ensure that safety is the key.

Some useful information on the subject can be found here, www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos and here, http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg223.pdf

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 was easy to access and easy to use. quotes received very quickly and well laid out. I used Sterling Technical Services Ltd., they rang me within minutes of getting the quote to discuss what was needed, their price was good and service excellent. They did the survey within days and the written report was produced within a week of the first contact, I will use them again.
Matt, Bristol, Avon
The website was straightforward and functional, only issue was the prices quoted were unrealistic for an "average" job. I used John Master - excellent service.
Customer in Charlesworth – name withheld
The website worked brilliantly. I used Bob Penfold - excellent service
Helen, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

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