Asbestos: what you need to know


11 January 2022

We've had a few calls about whether asbestos is present in our homes, and whether it's safe.

We'd like to reassure you that if asbestos is in good condition and left undisturbed, then it isn't a health hazard.
Please check with us before you start any DIY, especially drilling or removing parts of walls, ceilings or garage roofs.

Please see our video and read the FAQs below.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is asbestos? 

Asbestos is a material commonly used in properties built before 2000 as it was a great protective layer for building materials and household products. 

It was banned in 1999 because if its fibres are breathed into the lungs, this could result in asbestos related diseases.

It’s extremely unlikely the levels of asbestos fibres found in your home will be harmful. 

Where is asbestos found?

Building materials containing asbestos started being used in the early 1900s. They were widely used between the 1960s and 1980s.

Houses and flats built or refurbished in the 1900s may contain asbestos. All asbestos building products were banned in 1999.

We've plenty more advice and information here