Where is Asbestos Found?
Asbestos can be found in almost any building material. it was used in the UK from the 1870's until 1999.Some of the places where you may find asbestos can be found in:
Loose asbestos between ceiling joists or the floor cavity
Sprayed coatings (to structural steel work of buildings) on ceilings, walls and beams/columns
Asbestos insulating board used in numerous locations in buildings
Lagging materials used on pipes, boilers, vessels
Asbestos cement products
Floor tiles, textiles and composites
Please see HSE website for more information and details on the possible locations.Here are some likely locations where asbestos may be found
What Do Asbestos Containing Materials Look Like?
Asbestos Containing Materials (ACMs) can take on many different forms; the following photos should help to give some idea of their appearance. It is important to note that this list is not exhaustive and if you are in any doubt seek specialist advice.