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Finding Asbestos

Finding Asbestos

Asbestos can be found in any industrial or residential building built or refurbished before the year 2000. It is in many of the common materials used in the building trade that you may come across during your work.

Industrial Property

Industrial Property Asbestos Locations

    Inside

  1. Sprayed coatings on ceilings, walls, beams and columns
  2. Asbestos cement water tank
  3. Loose fill insulation
  4. Lagging on boilers and pipes
  5. AIB ceiling tiles
  6. AIB panels in fire doors
  7. Asbestos rope seals, gaskets and paper
  8. AIB around boilers
  9. Textiles eg fire blankets
  10. Textured decorating coatings on walls and ceilings eg artex

  11. Outside

  12. Asbestos cement roof
  13. Asbestos cement panels
  14. Asbestos cement gutters and downpipes
  15. Soffits – AIB or asbestos cement
  16. Asbestos cement flue

AIB = Asbestos Insulating Board

Residential Property

Residential Property Asbestos Locations

    Inside

  1. Asbestos cement Water tank
  2. Pipe lagging
  3. Loose fill insulation
  4. Textured decorative coating eg artex
  5. AIB ceiling tiles
  6. AIB bath panel
  7. Toilet seat and cistern
  8. AIB behind fuse box
  9. AIB airing cupboard and/or sprayed insulation coating boiler
  10. AIB partition wall
  11. AIB interior window panel
  12. AIB around boiler
  13. Vinyl floor tiles
  14. AIB behind fire

  15. Outside

  16. Gutters andAsbestos cement downpipes
  17. Soffits – AIB or asbestos cement
  18. AIB exterior window panel
  19. Asbestos cement roof
  20. Asbestos cement panels
  21. Roofing felt

AIB = Asbestos Insulating Board