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Dw27

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Hi everyone,

Having trouble identifying this insulation in the garage roof, this would've been installed around mid to late 70's.

Concerned it's asbestos but I can't see this type online.
 

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It does look like fibre cement board to me too, but suggestions to be careful are well heeded

Aidan
 

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Could also be shredded paper card or plastic ,doent look like any type of asbestos insulation ive seen before.
 

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Thanks for the replies everyone! My Google fu wasn't up to scratch finding that stuff haha!
 

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Hope I'm not de-railing this thread Dw27, I can try delete my post should it be of annoyance.
As I get one could be real worried about this kind of thing.
Apologies in advance if so.
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I was thinking it its the same deal for roof tiles.
I see these all the time, going nearly for free on local ads.

Are these still being sold, or are they off the market as they are dangerous?
Seem's some of the northern European countries aren't phased about asbestos.
Regardless of that, it is all very confusing,
It it true even regular slates can have the stuff in them aswell?
 

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Hope I'm not de-railing this thread Dw27, I can try delete my post should it be of annoyance.
As I get one could be real worried about this kind of thing.
Apologies in advance if so.
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I was thinking it its the same deal for roof tiles.
I see these all the time, going nearly for free on local ads.

Are these still being sold, or are they off the market as they are dangerous?
Seem's some of the northern European countries aren't phased about asbestos.
Regardless of that, it is all very confusing,
It it true even regular slates can have the stuff in them aswell?
Not at all mate, any extra info for anyone who might need it helps 👍
 

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Your council will test for cheap or possibly free.

Well, Glasgow and Edinburgh certainly do.
 

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If it is built into your garage it will generally be safe as long as it isn’t giving off dust and you don’t damage or drill it.
If you are leaving it you can seal it so it doesn’t give off dust and forget about it.
If you are looking to remove it or damage it in some way I would agree you are best off getting it tested.
 

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Hope I'm not de-railing this thread Dw27, I can try delete my post should it be of annoyance.
As I get one could be real worried about this kind of thing.
Apologies in advance if so.
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I was thinking it its the same deal for roof tiles.
I see these all the time, going nearly for free on local ads.

Are these still being sold, or are they off the market as they are dangerous?
Seem's some of the northern European countries aren't phased about asbestos.
Regardless of that, it is all very confusing,
It it true even regular slates can have the stuff in them aswell?
Dealing in any products containing asbestos is illegal and I believe this covers private sales too.
The fact of the matter is that asbestos is a fantastic building material that has been used in all kinds of materials for centuries. The down side being that it can kill you slowly and horribly.
If you are buying materials from a private seller on eBay you have no way of knowing what’s in it. The professional reclamation yards should have checks in place to ensure that they aren’t passing any on.
 

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My late mums house was extended in the 70's & roofed in a very similar board called Denatherm, As said above it looks like Stramit but there were quite a few manufacturers ,Many of these types of board did in fact contain asbestos in varying quantities.
I could find virtually no info on the board used in mums place.
Only sure way to know is get it tested.
 

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On reflection it looks like Stramit board. Google it, the images look the same.
I was going to buy a house earlier in the year that was insulated with this stuff and I'd agree, it looks like stramit board.

It's made of straw I think. No idea whether they would have included asbestos though.
 

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Yes it's definitely stramit board, thanks everyone for your input!
Going to contact the council today and see if they'll test it.
 

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Hi I agree looks like Stramit done a number of jobs in London with this stuff
 

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Hi, I was faced with a similar dilemma when I repaired my garage roof a few years back. The stuff in question was different to yours, however I was suspicious.

I ordered an online testing kit, in which you get protective equipment, all the stuff you need to handle the , material, good clear instruction and where to send the sample for testing which is included in the price of the kit. The result came back negative for the material and gave me reassurance to continue the work. It used to cost £40, but I see the price has risen to £50.

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