Category Archives: Asbestos In the Home

Buying a House with Asbestos: The Facts

Buying a House with asbestos can sound like your worst nightmare, but the reality is that millions of homes across the UK contain asbestos; and the occupants often don’t even realise. Asbestos was used for decades – from the 50s until the 80s – in a number of areas of home building. The reason? Asbestos […]

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Asbestos in the loo – who knew?

We were contacted by a customer today to inspect his new home after he expected that some of the ceilings contained asbestos. Whilst inspecting the building, our Surveyor noticed an old black Shires toilet cistern in the outside WC. The Surveyor’s experienced told him that this cistern was manufactured using Amosite, an asbestos mineral. The […]

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Buying a House with Asbestos Ceilings? What you need to know

Mention the word asbestos and people are understandably concerned, and buying a house with asbestos ceilings can also be a worry. More and more mortgage lenders are insisting on asbestos surveys being carried out on properties and there are occasions where these surveys identify asbestos containing materials. It is most common for houses built prior […]

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