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Category Archives: Asbestos in the Home

Things to Know When Buying or Selling a House with Asbestos

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Asbestos – a word with the ability to strike fear into any house buyer or seller. The highly fibrous material has been used to construct buildings for decades, but has since been outlawed completely (in 1999) in the UK. But what is it and what does its presence mean for homeowners and buyers?      … Continue reading

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How to Tell if Your Garage Roof is Made from Asbestos

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It’s difficult to determine whether or not your property contains asbestos. When it comes to ripping out or modernising your garage, it’s important to know whether any of it contains asbestos. But fear not, because we’re on hand to inform you about how to identify asbestos in your garage roof. How to Identify Asbestos It … Continue reading

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Do I need an asbestos survey before buying a house?

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Do I need an asbestos survey? This is one of the questions that most home buyers grapple with. While a survey isn’t a legal requirement for residential properties, it’s always a good idea to have a survey conducted especially if the house you’re looking to buy was built before the year 2000. This is because … Continue reading

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Places Asbestos Can Be Found in Your Home

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For decades asbestos was used in an unbelievable amount of construction materials and was only banned in the UK in 1999. Before this time, asbestos was not believed to be as toxic as it is today, despite it being linked to respiratory diseases since 1898. Today, everybody knows asbestos is a serious health hazard, and … Continue reading

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What Is An Asbestos Survey?

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If you’re carrying out any structural work on your property, or are planning to have a building demolished, an asbestos survey will identify any asbestos-containing materials and allow you to plan for their safe removal. Many commercial buildings throughout the UK still contain asbestos in varying amounts, and the failure to account for this during … Continue reading

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What Does Asbestos Look Like and Where Can It Be Found?

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Although much has been said about how dangerous the presence of asbestos can be, many people remain unaware of how asbestos manifests in the home or throughout a commercial/industrial building. In this article, we’re highlighting what asbestos looks like, and where it might be commonly located, as well as why it might have been used … Continue reading

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Common Myths About Asbestos

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Asbestos has been used here in the UK for many years, and while asbestos has been banned as a construction material for decades now, it is still present throughout many buildings in the country. While we know that asbestos is a dangerous material, being responsible for thousands of fatalities – particularly where labourers are concerned … Continue reading

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What Are the Different Types of Asbestos?

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Asbestos was widely used as a construction material due to its useful properties such as its resistance to fire and heat. Asbestos use grew greatly in the 20th Century, and many homes and commercial buildings were constructed with materials containing asbestos. But the dangerous nature of asbestos and the severe health risks associated with it … Continue reading

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Removing asbestos from your home

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Since the dangerous effects of asbestos were widely publicised and the material was banned in 1999, strict laws have been put in place regarding its removal and disposal as it is now considered to be hazardous waste. The extensive use of asbestos in the construction industry means that if your home was built before 2000, … Continue reading

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Asbestos in your home: How to detect and deal with it

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Despite its widespread use since the mid-19th century, the harmful properties of asbestos have since rendered it unusable. That said, there is a chance that homes built before asbestos was banned in 1999 may still contain this hazardous material. This article will act as a guide on asbestos in the home, so you are fully … Continue reading

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