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information about the risk of asbestos in your home

Asbestos in the home

It is estimated that asbestos containing materials can be found in up to 5.5 million buildings in the UK. Building materials containing asbestos were used throughout the 1900's. Asbestos can sometimes be found in:

  • corrugated roofing or sheet walling for garages
  • building boards for partitions and lofts
  • floor and ceiling tiles and textured ceiling plaster (Artex)
  • floor tiles
  • wall and bath panels
  • insulating material round pipes and boilers
  • water tanks in lofts
  • cement sheet roofs and roof tiles


Asbestos is safe if it is in good condition and is not damaged. However there is a risk if it is damaged and releases fibres which are then inhaled. If asbestos is in poor condition or gets damaged, or releases fibres into the air in any way, you, your family and others may be at risk.

Contact L&Q if you are concerned about asbestos

If you believe that material containing asbestos has been damaged, or if you are concerned about the condition of the asbestos that is in your home, please contact L&Q Direct on telephone 0800 015 6536. Please explain your concern and ask to speak to an L&Q surveyor.

More information about Asbestos

You can read more about Asbestos and living with Asbestos on the following websites: