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3 Common Materials That Contain Asbestos Material Which Get Found In a Survey.

You will be surprised to find out that asbestos can be found in many common materials through out your house. Having an asbestos survey can help determine whether you have asbestos containing materials and how to refurbish with out disturbing it.

Atrex Ceilings

Some textured coatings for ceilings can have asbestos fibres within it. These fibres are so small they cant be seen or identified by eye or smell. Properties built before 2000 commonly used asbestos in materials and artex was one of the common materials used in building which contains asbestos.

If disturbed by drilling or otherwise damaging the material it can release the fibres in the air causing anyone in the area to get potential health problems in the future. The only way to properly identify asbestos if by having a professional asbestos survey to examine the material and determine if its same or not.

Different Household Roofs

Asbestos can be found in many different roof types, below is a list of common roof types asbestos is found in.

  • Roofing felt.

  • Garage roofs.

  • Roof tiles.

  • Shed roofs.

  • Asbestos cement roofs.

  • Corrugated cement roofs.

  • Roofing shingles.

  • Asphalt roofing.

This doesn't mean your stuck with a property which you can fix. Once you have an asbestos survey carried out then we can advice you on how to renovate with out disturbing the material or alternatively arrange for safe demolition or removal of the asbestos in the property.

Storage Heaters

Some storage heaters can also contain asbestos fibres. This appliances should be checked before removal or demolition as the fibres can be realised if disturbed.

Asbestos in electrical appliances will most certainly have to be look at by an expert as you don't know to what level the asbestos can be disturbed and you don't want to put anyone in danger.

You can find a list of makes and models here that contain asbestos.


If your property was built before 2000 then its quite likely that you have 1 or more asbestos containing materials within the property. These are not harmful when undisturbed but an cause long term damage if disturbed.

So keep your self safe and consider booking an asbestos survey with us today before making them refurbishments or altering the structure of the building. Asbestos Surveys In Portsmouth

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