Roofing Felt - Asbestos

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dave8234

Hi,

Did any old bitumen roofing felts used in residential pitched roofs contain asbestos. I had a look at the old felt we had removed and it's a black tar type felt with what looks like stands of hessian in a criss cross pattern and some sort of paper on the back.

Cheers, Dave
 
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Never came across roofing felt with asbestos in it Dave.

Sounds like an earlier 1f type reinforced tar felt.
 
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Yes, they did. The old type 2 felts were Asbestos based until BS regulated and introduced Polyester based type 3. If you're unsure, get them tested.
 
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were the type 2 felts used on pitched roofs? I thought they were for built up roofing?
 
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were the type 2 felts used on pitched roofs? I thought they were for built up roofing?

I was wondering if pitched roof felts may be affected too

On all the asbestos courses I've been on, no-one has ever mentioned roof felt - which is a bit alarming
 
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were the type 2 felts used on pitched roofs? I thought they were for built up roofing?

I was wondering if pitched roof felts may be affected too

On all the asbestos courses I've been on, no-one has ever mentioned roof felt - which is a bit alarming

It was used in all type 2 felts. All roofs we strip if suspected they have original coverings are subject to survey. All our lads are advised of need if they strip off one and see remnants of the original under it.

And yes, it is alarming that some asbestos courses don't pick it up, same as Eternits from a certain era.
 

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