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Where Is Asbestos?

Where Is Asbestos


Asbestos can be found in any building constructed or refurbished before the year 2000. It affects both

industrial and residential properties and can be found in some surprising places.

Asbestos is hazardous and it can be found in many of the common materials that were used in the building

trade up until the year 2000.


Asbestos is no longer used in construction or refurbishment of any buildings but many thousands of tonnes of it were used in the past

and much of it is still in place. As long as it is in good condition and is not being disturbed, damaged or exposed there is no imminent

risk, but it is important you know where it might be for any future works that may be undertaken.


Look at the two tabs below which show the likely places you may find asbestos in a residential or industrial setting.


  • A. Asbestos cement Water tank
  • B. Pipe lagging
  • C. Loose fill insulation
  • D. Textured decorative coating eg artex
  • E. AIB ceiling tiles
  • F. AIB bath panel
  • G. Toilet seat and cistern
  • H. AIB behind fuse box
  • I. AIB airing cupboard and/or sprayed insulation coating boiler
  • J. AIB partition wall
  • K. AIB interior window panel
  • L. AIB around boiler
  • M. Vinyl floor tiles
  • N. AIB behind fire


  • O. Gutters andAsbestos cement downpipes
  • P. Soffits – AIB or asbestos cement
  • Q. AIB exterior window panel
  • R. Asbestos cement roof
  • S. Asbestos cement panels
  • T. Roofing felt
  • *AIB = Asbestos Insulating Board


  • 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. Toilet seat and cistern
  • 7. AIB partition walls
  • 8. AIB panels in fire doors
  • 9. 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


  • 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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