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Asbestos Cement

Where do you find asbestos cement?

Asbestos cement is mainly a mixture of chrysotile (white asbestos) and cement, moulded and compressed to produce a range of asbestos cement products. You can find asbestos cement in many places inside and outside buildings such as:

Asbestos cement roofs

These are mainly made up of large sheets of corrugated asbestos cement; they are often found on industrial or farmyard buildings, but can also be on garages and sheds. They are often covered in moss and other growths as they’ve been there for many years. The moss can also contain asbestos fibres from the material it is growing on.

Asbestos wall cladding

This has a shape and structure similar to roof sheeting and is often found on garage walls, but can be in the home.

Asbestos downpipes and gutters

These are often attached at the end of cement roofs in warehouse-type buildings.

Asbestos cement flues

These may be found in boiler systems (including domestic) air conditioning and ventilation systems.