Asbestos can be found in many places in and around your home.

Although this list is not comprehensive, asbestos can be found in the following materials

Insulating Boards
Generally used as fire protection boards so found in heating systems, fire surrounds, fire doors and ducting

Decorative Finishes
Artex and textured paints were widely used as decorative finished and many contained asbestos for flexibility and strength

Cement Products
Used mainly as an external product in the form of rainwater goods, flat and corrugated roofing sheets, soffits, fascia’s and flue pipes

Floor Tiles and Adhesive
Old style floor tiles and some types of vinyl floor tile used asbestos for strength and adhesive purposes

Other Materials
Asbestos was used in a wide range of materials such as toilet cisterns, ironing boards, heat pads, cushioned linoleum flooring, brake pads, acoustic pads

What Does Asbestos Look Like?

The materials below represent some common places where asbestos can be found. If you are unsure whether asbestos is present, do not start work. Contact us immediately on 0330 2020 296 for advice.

The images below are taken from the Health and Safety Executive website.

Pieces of AIB
Perforated AIB ceiling tiles damaged around the light fitting
Asbestos containing floor tiles in a corridor
Asbestos cement downpipe, hopper and profile sheet
Pieces of AIB on outside of a building
Damaged asbestos panelling on a roof
Asbestos cement roof (damaged exterior)
Torn asbestos pipe lagging
Wall with toweled loose asbestos
Sprayed 'limpet' asbestos which has been partly removed
Asbestos panelling around gas meter
Asbestos panelling inside heater cupboard

A. Asbestos cement Water tank
B. Pipe lagging
C. Loose-fill insulation
D. Textured decorative coating eg Artex
E. AIB ceiling tiles
F. AIB bath panel
G. Toilet seat and cistern
H. AIB behind the fuse box
I. AIB airing cupboard and/or sprayed insulation coating boiler
J. AIB partition wall
K. AIB interior window panel
L. AIB around the boiler
M. Vinyl floor tiles
N. AIB behind fire

O. Gutters and Asbestos cement downpipes
P. Soffits – AIB or asbestos cement
Q. AIB exterior window panel
R. Asbestos cement roof
S. Asbestos cement panels
T. Roofing felt

AIB = Asbestos Insulating Board

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