Spray Coatings were once popular

Sprayed coatings - This can be found on insulation on the underside of roofs and sometimes sides of buildings and commercial premises. It was also used as fire protection on steel and reinforced concrete beams and on underside of floors. It was common to get a 'splash back' from the equipment used therefore it is likely there will be debris around the area that was originally sprayed. 

Why is there so much Asbestos to worry about?

Asbestos could be found in almost half a million different consumer products, engineering, and building materials from the early 1920’s through 1978. Due to this, asbestos is not easy to recognise, and can only be confirmed by laboratory testing. Owners of older, period properties are advised to consider seriously this fact when planning major renovation works. Employers should consider testing in aged premises with regard to the Health and Safety at work act.

Where is it hiding?

Any property, commercial or residential, built or refurbished before the turn of the century in 2000 can pose a threat and hide asbestos.

So where exactly should we be looking and be aware of?

Anyone in the construction industry can come in to contact with asbestos just through the many materials that are used in your day-to-day job.

So let's have a closer look at the various materials and kinds of places where we are most likely to come in to contact with asbestos. 

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