It can be difficult to identify asbestos, as it is often mixed with other materials, a question we are often asked is where am I most likely to find asbestos in my house.
Asbestos was used extensively as a building material in Great Britain up until 1999. So if your house was built or had work done to it up to this period there may be a risk that asbestos is present.
Some areas in your home where you may find asbestos include:
- Eaves, gutters and rainwater fall pipes
- Fire blankets
- Garage and shed roofs
- Linings for walls, ceilings and doors
- Insulation panels in some storage heaters
- Bath panels
- Central heating flues
- Loose asbestos packing between floors and in partition walls
- Floor tiles
- Ironing boards
- Ceiling finishes
- …and many more