If your home was built before 2000, it’s possible that it may contain materials made from asbestos. Common locations of asbestos or asbestos cement are:
- Garage or shed roofs
- Shed and garage wall panels
- Drain pipes
- Insulation board soffit, infill panels and partitions
- Side of bath panels
Asbestos is usually harmless unless it is damaged or disturbed. If it needs to be removed, always appoint a specialist licensed contractor.
We advise you to leave asbestos alone and let a specialist deal with it. The Health and Safety Executive Opens in a new window has all the information you need whether you are a homeowner, a landlord, a tradesman or a licensed contractor.