asbestos cement roof

Postby torhopkins » Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:26 pm


looking for some advice please. I recent bought a property which has a detached garage with a corrugated asbestos cement roof. It seems to be in reasonable condition but there appears to be a few small areas which are flaking. To what extent is this a risk/issue. I believe this type of roof is better left 'undisturbed' when in good condition, but the flaking issue concerns me a little. Is it likely to be a hazard or should I just leave it be?

many thanks
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Postby welsh brickie » Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:22 pm

yes its fine,its the dust when its drilled or cut that could be a problem
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Postby BuyersAssistant » Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:28 pm

Yeah it's dust from asbestos that causes respiratory problems. Generally it's OK if undisturbed.
Don't under any circumstances move it yourself, contact an asbestos specialist.
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