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Asbestos Cement Product Removal

Asbestos cement is a cement-based product where about 10-15% w/w of asbestos fibres are added in order to reinforce the cement and used in insulation or as a fireproofing aid. Asbestos cement was used due being weatherproof as it will absorb moisture but the water does not pass through the product.

What was Asbestos Cement used for?

Corrugated sheets, slates, moulded fittings, soffits and undercloak, water cisterns, rainwater gutters, down pipes, pressure pipes, underground drainage and sewer pipes, sills, copings, chalkboards, fascias, infill panels, etc.

When was Asbestos used

The main period asbestos was used was between the the late 50’s to around late 80’s.

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What does Asbestos look like

Asbestos comes in many shapes, sizes and colours blue, brown and white, which are found in many building products. They are often mixed with other materials so it can be hard to determine without professional surveys and testing.

Areas asbestos is found in Residential Properties

Common place found inside

01 Asbestos cement Water tank
02 Pipe lagging
03 Loose fill insulation
04 Textured decorative coating eg artex
05 AIB ceiling tiles
06 AIB bath panel
07 Toilet seat and cistern
08 AIB behind fuse box
09 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

Common place found outside

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

AIB = Asbestos Insulating Board

Areas asbestos is found in Industrial Properties

Common place found inside

01 Sprayed coatings on ceilings, walls, beams and columns
02 Asbestos cement water tank
03 Loose fill insulation
04 Lagging on boilers and pipes
05 AIB ceiling tiles
06 Toilet seat and cistern
07 AIB partition walls
08 AIB panels in fire doors
09 Asbestos rope seals, gaskets and paper
10 Vinyl floor tiles
11 AIB around boilers
12 Textiles eg fire blankets
13 Textured decorating coatings on walls and ceilings eg artex

Common place found outside

14 Asbestos cement roof
15 Asbestos cement panels
16 Asbestos cement gutters and downpipes
17 Soffits – AIB or asbestos cement
18 Asbestos cement flue

AIB = Asbestos Insulating Board

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