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What is Asbestos

Asbestos is a natural material which was commonly used in buildings between the 1950s and 1980s. Almost all buildings built or altered during this period are likely to contain asbestos. Products containing asbestos can look the same as those that do not. Often the difference can only be found under a microscope by a specialist laboratory.

Inhaling Asbestos Fibres Can Cause serious Illness – Are You at Risk?

You will not be at risk if products containing asbestos are undisturbed, undamaged and in good condition. DIY activities such as drilling or sanding may release asbestos fibres.

So that you do not put yourself at risk, please contact us and we will arrange for one of our Technical Officers to discuss your concerns or visit your home.

Where You May Find Asbestos in Your Home

It is not always easy to tell whether a product contains asbestos as modern asbestos - free materials often look similar. The following list gives examples of where asbestos containing materials may be found in your home. 

Inside your home

  • Textured wall and ceiling coatings (e.g. Artex)
  • Floor tiles
  • Bath Panels
  • Boiler flue pipes and pipe lagging
  • Duct and infill panels
  • Underside of stairs
  • Storage heaters
  • Panels behind radiators
  • Fireplace panels

Outside your home

  • Roof sheets and tiles
  • Fascia boards
  • Soffit boards
  • Cladding
  • Guttering
  • Drainpipes
  • Flue pipes
  • Garage/outhouse roof sheets

CAUTION: All these items could contain asbestos and need professional treatment. If you are in any doubt – DO NOT DISTURB IT – contact us

How Wolverhampton Homes deals with Asbestos

We hold a register of homes where asbestos has been found or is believed to exist and is continually updated and consulted before works are carried out. This register will help us let tenants, contractors and people who work in or visit our homes know where there is asbestos.

We have a specialist team to deal with asbestos. They are available for you to discuss any concerns you have on Asbestos or suspected Asbestos. Contact the asbestos team.

Asbestos Report Request

Tenants are able to request information about where asbestos is in their home. This information comes as a report. It is continually updated as repairs are carried out and we learn more about each property. Remember, asbestos is not dangerous if it is undisturbed, undamaged and in good condition.

To request your Asbestos report please fill in our Asbestos Report Request form.

Asbestos Booklet .pdf

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