Asbestos is a natural mineral found in rocks which cannot be detected by the naked eye.
The following materials can sometimes contain asbestos:
|Bath Panels||Rainwater Pipes and Guttering|
|Ceiling Tiles||Roof Cladding|
|Cold Water Tanks||Roofing Felt|
|Electric Storage Heating Bricks||Roofing Sheets (corrugated and flat)|
|Fire Blankets||Roofing Slates|
|Fire Surrounds||Roof Tiles|
|Floor Tiles||Soffit Boards (found under the roof overhand between brickwork|
|Flue Pipes||Wall Cladding Sheets|
|Lagging (for pipes and boilers)|
|Insulations (for warm air central heating systems)|
|Artex Wall and Ceiling Finishes|
|Wallboards (such as internal partitions)|
|Airing Cupboard Linings|
If you think you have an asbestos in your home please report it to our Asbestos Compliance/Asset Strategy Team.
If you think you may have asbestos in your home, talk to us. We can check our records and tell you if asbestos is present.
Do not try to remove or disturb items which you think may contain asbestos.
Asbestos only becomes a problem if it is disturbed, damaged or deteriorates with age. If this happens asbestos releases tiny fibres into the air, which are easily inhaled. The body's natural defences can break some of these particles down but others stay in the lungs for a long time. This can lead to cancer and thickening of the lungs. The most common diseases caused by inhaling asbestos particles are asbestosis and mesothelioma.
Remember, if the asbestos is in good condition and is unlikely to be disturbed or damaged, it does not pose a risk to your health.
As your landlord, it is our responsibility to contain or remove all materials which may contain asbestos from your home if it poses a health risk.