London-based asbestos consultancy, Global Environmental, has been appointed to carry out a programme of surveys for the Breyer Group to support its ‘Decent Homes’ refurbishment scheme of social housing in the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham.
In October the 6-week contract commenced which involves carrying out refurbishment asbestos surveys to kitchens, bathrooms, heating and electrical items and management surveys to other areas of an initial batch of 430 properties.
“We are delighted to welcome Global Environmental to Breyer’s Supply Chain and look forward to working closely with them to deliver this contract for Barking & Dagenham Council,” said Breyer Group’s Construction Director, John Walsh.
As part of the contract Global Environmental are processing and uploading the survey data onto the Council’s MICAD property management system which will enable information about asbestos to be stored and tracked throughout the lifetime of its housing stock.
In August Breyer Group announced it had secured a £4.5 million contract to carry out ‘Decent Homes’ upgrades to 800 properties owned by the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham.
Global Environmental specialises in providing asbestos surveys for social housing. The company, which is based in Central London, currently provides residential surveys for a number of clients including Keepmoat, Mears, Mulalley, Lovell, Rydon and Asra Housing.
The company has developed a bespoke half-day seminar which deals with the specific issues and challenges that occur when managing asbestos during the maintenance and refurbishment of social housing. Experts in asbestos surveying and removals have presented to the LHC, Keepmoat and Genesis Housing Association.
Global Environmental is one of six companies on the LHC asbestos framework.