Is My Garage Roof Corrugated Asbestos?
Asbestos was used extensively across the UK and still many older out buildings and garages contain the lethal material. Asbestos was banned in the UK in 1999 but some use may still have continued while contractors tried to deplete remaining stock.
Be careful when working in any building which was constructed on or before the year 2000.
Where Is Asbestos Located In My Garage?
Asbestos was commonly added to cement to make strong durable panels. These were often corrugated and made for excellent roofing and side panels. Basically the roof or walls could be asbestos so it’s best not to disturb until having a survey carried out.
During a typical asbestos survey we come across other asbestos laden materials that you should look out for. They include old suspended ceiling tiles, pipes or pipe lagging, asbestos packers (commonly placed below supporting beams or similar), bitumen felt and guttering.
How Can I Tell If Asbestos Is Present In My Garage?
It’s not always possible to say with certainty if a material contains asbestos. We have seen challenging situations where even we couldn’t tell with certainty. But don’t worry, if we come across suspected asbestos material we will safely take samples and have these tested. All suspected asbestos samples are tested right here in Northern Ireland in a UKAS accredited laboratory.
You will receive a plain English report with all findings and recommendations from our expert asbestos surveyor. If you need any further information please contact us or call Philip on 07702 332 333. We are always happy to help!