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Saxon Weald is responsible for managing 6,000 homes across Sussex and Hampshire. They provide affordable rented and shared ownership homes for individuals and families, as well as properties exclusively for residents aged over 55. Their housing stock includes houses, bungalows, blocks of flats and sheltered accommodation.

What We Did

We deliver asbestos surveying and bulk sampling for Saxon Weald in accordance with HSG264 – Asbestos: The Survey Guide. We use P402 qualified surveys to perform assessments and bulk analysis is delivered at our Bromley UKAS accredited laboratory by in-house P401 qualified analysts. Our substantial resource base and convenient location means we can return results in an expedient manner and comfortably within our clients’ specified turnaround times.

Our final report details areas surveyed and the status, location and condition of asbestos containing materials. We provide recommendations (tailored to the nature of the survey) following management, refurbishment and demolition and re-inspection surveys in accordance with the relevant HSG guidance. We also provide air monitoring / four stage clearance services when removal works are required and in this situation are appointed by the removal contractor directly.

Our Achievements

We have worked in a flexible manner with Saxon Weald for over two years. During this time we have worked with both of their chosen asset management systems, Keystone and more recently Promaster. We have produced exports from our TEAMS system or directly updated data on site (in the case of re- inspections). As a number of our asbestos surveyors are also domestic energy assessors, we were able to produce the required lodged Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for domestic properties on behalf of Saxon Weald.

These were carried out on void properties at the same time as an asbestos survey. We use NES software to produce the Energy Performance Certificates and once an EPC has been lodged, an email sent to the client with a link to the Pennington EPC portal where they are able to retrieve the Energy Performance Certificate, along with any supporting information. This process resulted in a more efficient, better value for money service.