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We’ve mentioned the 13 deadly form and as result have many products such as toilet systems, banisters, window ledges etc., these kick in under the PVC plastics and resins form. These can be made up of Chrysotile (1-10%) and resins (20-50%).

First Photo (Pub Toilet), despite cistern being black it can still contain asbestos

Second Photo (Toilet Seat) a great candidate, as they’re water resistant, durable and strong.

Third Photo (Water Tank) – Strong, long lasting, water resistant.

Fourth Photo (Window Ledge) another good candidate because of the amount of water that leaks onto them.

Asbestos flooring, especially floor tiles, the key here is to look at the age and the colouring. If the colour is speckled and psychedelic or just old-fashioned it’s likely used. They come in thermoplastic tiles (20% Chrysotile), PVC tiles (70% Chrysotile) or Paper backed flooring (100% Compressed Chrysotile).

Flooring isn’t generally regarded as a high-risk item due to the ease of removal, however, the issue came when they were fitted as the asbestos was mixed in with the adhesive, so when it came to removing them the adhesive would break releasing asbestos.

Here you can see some blue tiles, beige tiles leading to the typically green tiles, typically used in old council housing.

Asbestos bitumen products such as roofing felt, damp proofing etc., generally contain around 8% white asbestos.

Roofing felt has it mixed in for water resistance and fireproofing. Sink pads are there for soundproofing and as we have learned asbestos is great for soundproofing. Galbestos, this was a profiled sheet that had asbestos lined to the outside, as you can see in the photo you can make out the fibres that protrude from the outside.

Texture Coating such as Artex was used in ceilings and walls and used a variety of colours and patterns. The main issue today is that instead of removal, many places simply covered over it, which can be an issue later on if removing light fixtures or drilling into the wall and not realising asbestos is present. It only contains around 5% asbestos but this is still enough to pose health problems.

Asbestos cement comes in many forms and typically contains around 10-15% asbestos but can contain different types of asbestos so needs to be surveyed.

Asbestos sheeting such as corrugated sheets was very commonly used with asbestos and used in farm housings, sheds etc., they were large and water resistant but have become brittle over the years so care must be taken when removing and handling them.

Slates and tile are not very common and very difficult to determine as they look like modern day tiles, so as a result, you need to look at the age of the tiles, when was the roof built and worked on etc.

Flues, release vales and vents can contain asbestos due to the heat resistance and as you can see from the photo they have a sticker to warn of the danger.

Entrance ways into low rise blocks of flats can contain asbestos cement, this was used to add to the fire resistance, they can be vandalised and easily damaged if so asbestos can be released.