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Postby russellfl » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:50 am


can someone please put my mind at ease?

Ihave a 1970's bungalow with an integral garage that i want to convert to living space. The walls form part of the main house and are the same cavity walling as the rest. The ceiling being in a garage looks like it has just been boarded with a fire resistant board (not plastered). A piece had broken off allowing me to check what it is. It looks like 6mm masterboard though it's softer. I'm not sure that it isn't asbestos though and will have to get advice off LBC when i start the work later this year. If it is asbestos sheeting would it be acceptable to leave it in situ and screw new plasterboard sheets over it then have the ceiling plastered, or would I have to have it removed?
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Postby chris_on_tour2002 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:18 pm

in theory it should be ok to leave undisturbed in situ and board over.

however i'd check with your local authority. rules should be universal though ethos varies from one authority to another.
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