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Discussion in 'Roofing and Guttering' started by Breeno, 23 Feb 2019.

  1. Breeno

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    Hi

    Asbestos or not??
     

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    No one can I.D from a photo . Why do you need to know?
     
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    OK thanks, wanted to install LED spots along the front but if asbestos will not be doing it.
     
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    If the house was built before 2000 then assume it's asbestos.
     
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    Do I have to get specialist firm to remove this when I install PVC?
     
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    If it's cement board (the least harmful) then if the contractors are suitably trained, then they can remove it.

    If it's AIB ( more hazardous), and it looks like it may be if pre-2000, then it can only be removed by a specialist licensed contractor, and this will be different to any PVC fascia contractor.

    You'll only know which it is from a test.

    You may be able to over clad it
     
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    OK thanks

    When over cladding it can i install LED spot lights, meaning drilling holes in it??
     
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    Sorry, I forgot about the spots. No, you should not drill or cut cement board (although you can potentially think something up to deal with dust as its outside), but definitely not if it's AIB.
     
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    How old is the house?
     
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    Built around late 70s early 80s
     
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    If it was late 70s/early 80s then I would say its more likely to be asbestos cement or asbestos insulating board. Maybe get it tested?
     
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    Its asbestos cement as confirmed by a roofing contracting as I had to get work done on the roof.

    He also said that it will be no problem to drill through for downlighters, I know woody said not too but do I wait until I get the PVC overcladding and leave enough space to include downlighters so I don't have to cut the existing soffits??
     
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