A bulk analysis sample will simply report whether the material you have sampled contains asbestos, and if positive, the asbestos fibre type. Results are reported by means of a certificate of analysis.
An asbestos survey (either a Management or Major Refurbishment/Demolition) involves a surveyor led inspection of the whole property or tailored scope of work. Representative samples of materials suspected to contain asbestos will be collected, and a detailed report issued including an asbestos register, material risk assessment, photos and plans. Asbestos surveys remain a legal requirement for all commercial properties built prior to 1999 and highly recommended for domestic purchases or refurbishment projects.