Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material that’s been a popular building material since the 1930s. Properties built between the 1950s and 1980s are most likely to contain some form of asbestos material.
It’s a good insulator and has fire and heat-resistant properties, but asbestos was also found to be a health risk. It was banned from use as a building material and strict regulations were introduced. Because it was often mixed with other materials, it’s hard to tell if it’s present in building materials.
We’re asbestos aware and our surveyors are asbestos qualified to identify and survey our properties most likely to contain asbestos. We sample the condition of any materials we find. This information is kept on a register, which helps us to monitor asbestos and manage it safely.