What type of materials might contain asbestos?

You are most likely to come across asbestos in these materials:

  • sprayed asbestos and asbestos loose packing generally used as fire breaks in ceiling voids;
  • moulded lagging generally used in thermal insulation of pipes and boilers;
  • insulating boards used for fire protection and thermal insulating;
  • asbestos cement products, which are usually semi-compressed or corrugated, e.g corrugated sheets on roofs;
  • some ceiling tiles;
  • gutters, rainwater pipes and water pipes.

This list is not exhaustive.

It should be remembered that if you are in doubt, it is safer to presume that a material contains asbestos, unless there is strong evidence that it does not.

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