Help us keep your home safe
What is asbestos?
Asbestos is a group of fibrous minerals found naturally in many parts of the world. Asbestos is a strong, flexible and stable material and because of these properties it was used widely to enhance the durability of building materials during the 19th century, most extensively in the 60’s and 70’s.
What to do if material containing asbestos is damaged?
Contact Customer Services and provide details of the problem.
Attempt to repair or sweep up any debris yourself.Use a domestic vacuum cleaner or sweep as this could lift asbestos fibres into the air.
Decorating or making alterations to my home?
Decorative coatings like artex can contain small amounts of asbestos, if you are decorating these materials then DO NOT scrape, sand or drill the material before decorating. If you do need any advice, please get in touch.
To carry out any structural alterations to your home you will need to get permission from us. Your area surveyor will arrange an appointment with you to discuss this further.
Asbestos containing materials that are undamaged and in good condition are not dangerous and completely safe.