Asbestos is the name given to a group of fibrous minerals found naturally. It's stronger than steel and not affected by heat or chemicals which led to it being used in a lot building materials. It can be found in homes built before 2000. If in a good state of repair and left undisturbed asbestos is not a hazard to health. We have and are continuing to gather information through surveys, to monitor and manage the presence and condition of asbestos in all our homes. Although we use expert asbestos surveyors to carry out these surveys they are human, and therefore sometimes can either make mistakes or miss items if they are inaccessible or they are covered with furniture, clothing or other items. So just incase something was missed please read the section 'Where is it most commonly found', as well as reading your property asbestos record using the checker below.
Anyone who disturbs an asbestos product in their home, causing it to release fibres into the atmosphere could be at risk. Asbestos could be disturbed by doing work that involves drilling, sawing, grinding or cutting into the fabric of any material containing asbestos.
Enter your postcode and house number above to check if we have any asbestos records for your home.
If you have asbestos materials in your home, extra care should be taken when doing any DIY. You must not attempt to work on sprayed asbestos, lagging or insulating boards. Do not drill, cut, or disturb asbestos containing materials. Also, do not scrape or sand asbestos materials such as Artex before painting and decorating. You are advised to cover over existing decorations rather than try to remove them.
If you have any concerns about asbestos or think something may contain it, do not carry out any structural repairs or improvements to your home until it's been checked out and you have our permission. You can clean and do some basic decorating though.
Any damage which may expose asbestos products should be reported to us immediately.
We have skilled trades people, contractors and surveyors who are trained to recognise and work with Asbestos safely.
Do not attempt to remove it yourself or place it in your wheelie bin. It must be disposed of safely at a licensed waste site.