Common materials that may contain asbestos
Asbestos can found in a many of the common materials used in the building trade. Some of these materials should only be worked on by a licensed contractor.
- Loose asbestos in ceiling or floor cavity
- Sprayed coatings on ceilings, walls and beams/columns
- Asbestos insulating board
- Floortiles, textiles and composites
- Textured coatings
- Asbestos cement products
- Roofing felt
- Rope seals and gaskets
Naturally occurring asbestos can be found in some types of marble and other stone – find out about assessing the risk.
- Asbestos essentials
- Asbestos: The licensed contractors' guide
- Managing and working with asbestos: Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012