Asbestos Service

Over the years WH Stephens have provided quality and reliable asbestos services for a diverse range of Clients within the Retail, Commercial, Ecclesiastical, Local Authority, Education and Health Care sectors.

As a UKAS accredited inspection and testing company, UKAS number 7855, WH Stephens can demonstrate that we have the knowledge and skills to deliver technically competent asbestos surveys and analytical works.


Our UKAS accreditation can be verified
via the links below:

Our highly trained asbestos team hold the BOHS P401, P402, P403 and P404 qualifications required to carry out asbestos inspection and testing. In addition to this our staff also hold the BOHS P405 qualification for the management of asbestos in buildings. With this level of expertise, we are uniquely placed to assist our clients in complying with their statutory requirements, that by law, place a duty on them to manage asbestos containing materials (ACM’s) throughout their portfolio.

Accredited Services Include:

  • Asbestos Management, Refurbishment and Demolition Surveys within the domestic, commercial and industrial property sectors
  • Asbestos Air Monitoring and 4-Stage Clearance Testing

Additional Services Include:

  • Development of asbestos management strategies to include the production of Management Plans, Asbestos Registers and Emergency Services information Packs
  • Asbestos removal contract services to include the production of tender packages, CDM services and project management of removal contracts
  • Reinspection of previously identified asbestos containing materials
  • Asbestos Awareness Training for employees, maintenance workers and sub-contractors tailored to specific tasks if required

Project & Programme Management

  • NEC4 Accredited Consultancy
  • Contract Management and Administration
  • Design Co-ordination
  • Consultant Appointments & Management
  • Cost Control & Financial Reporting
  • Change management
  • Change Control
  • Programme and Progress reporting
  • Bid Management
  • Design Quality Indicator Assessment
  • Dispute Avoidance, Mitigation & Resolution
  • Expert Witness
  • Procurement Strategy, Advice and Management
  • Strategy and Business Case development Opportunity and benefits management
  • Brief Development
  • Tender Documentation
  • Master planning and control
  • Stakeholder management and plan communications
  • Quality Management
  • Risk and Value Management
  • Monitoring and measuring of performance
  • Employer’s Agent
  • Funders Representative

Quantity Surveying/ Cost Management

  • Cost Planning
  • Tender Documents
  • Bills of Quantities
  • Measurement and production of Tendering documentation
  • Assessment and processing of Interim Payments, Valuations & Payment Certificates
  • Analysis and agreement of variations/
    Compensation Events
  • Open book accounting and negotiation
  • Agreement of Final Accounts
  • Feasibility Studies, Cost estimates & Business Case Development
  • Strategic budget planning
  • Cost planning and management with RIBA staged
    sign off and contract sum analysis
  • Tender management
  • Contract Administration
  • Post-contract cost management, valuations
  • Risk and value management
  • Whole Life Costing
  • Change Control
  • Cost information relating to regulatory and statutory obligations
  • Advice to Project Funders and Bank monitoring
  • Stakeholder management and plan communications
  • Quality Management
  • Risk and Value Management
  • Monitoring and measuring of performance
  • Team management
  • Employer’s Agent
  • Funders Representative
  • Contract Management and Administration
  • Expert Witness
  • Bank Monitor

Building Surveying

  • Site appraisal & initial building inspections
  • Brief development
  • Condition Surveys & Audits
  • Asbestos Surveys & Management
  • Historic Building Conservation
  • Building Pathology
  • Environmental Auditing
  • Insurance Claims and Valuations
  • Project Management
  • Access Audits and Design Advice
  • H&S Audits and Advice
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Energy Rating & Energy Performance Certificates
  • Dilapidation Surveys
  • Pre-Acquisition Surveys
  • Pre-lease Surveys
  • Defects Analysis
  • Fire Risk Assessment
  • Measured surveys of the existing buildings & survey drawings
  • Historic Research and Specialist recording of the property
  • Party wall, Rights of Light, Rights of Way and Rights of Support Advice & Management
  • Covenant, Easement, Prescriptive Rights & License Applications
  • Grant Applications
  • Design & Specification through RIBA stages
  • Specialist Consultant Appointments & Management
  • Planning approval
  • Building Regulation approval
  • Statutory Authority advice & compliance
  • Appeals, waivers and relaxations
  • CDM Regulation advice & compliance
  • Procurement & Cost Management
  • Tender Documents & Bills of Quantities
  • Programme & Contract Management
  • Facilities & Property Management
  • Planned Preventative Maintenance Schedules
  • Whole Life/ Life Cycle Costing
  • Expert Witness

Principal Designer Services

  • Advice to Clients regarding their duties under CDM
  • CDM Regulation advice & compliance
  • Collation and communication of the Pre-Construction Health
    and Safety Information Pack
  • Management of the production of Health and Safety files
  • Close liaison with site staff and monitoring of construction procedures to ensure compliance with required standards
  • Health & Safety audits