Asbestos garage roof?

22 Mar 2004
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The house I recently bought has a garage with a corrugated concrete sheet roof. The question is whether the roof is likely to have asbestos in it. I know the garage was built in 1995 and wondered if asbestos had stopped being used by then?
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Its unlikely to be new asbestos but it could have been roof in used sheets.

What does it look like, can you post any pics ?
Building materials containing asbestos were widely used from 1930 to around 1980, particularly from the 1960s onwards. So houses and flats built or refurbished at this time may contain asbestos materials.

Asbestos has also been used in some heat-resistant household products, such as oven gloves and ironing boards. The use of asbestos in these products decreased greatly around the mid-1980s, and since 1993 the use of asbestos in most products has been banned.

It is not always easy to tell whether a product contains asbestos as modern asbestos-free materials often look similar - remember it is usually older products that contain asbestos.

Since 1976 British manufacturers have put labels on their products to show they contain asbestos, and since 1986 all products containing asbestos carry the European label. This information is usally directly printed on the product.
Assume that it is unless you are 101% sure that it isn't and take the necessary precautions for removal and dispossal. That way you can't go wrong.
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if it was built in 1995, and unless the builder had hoarded a large supply of old sheeting, id eat my left foot if there was any asbestos in it
I bought a garage with similar roofing sheets in 1994 but they were not made from asbestos.
These days the sheets are made from a cement based concrete mixture containing fibres for strength.

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