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Asbestos products found around the home

Asbestos Melbourne can be loosely or firmly bound. In older homes, firmly bound asbestos may be found in:

  • Exterior fibre cement cladding (AC or fibro) and weatherboards
  • Artificial brick cladding
  • Flexible building boards – eave linings, bathroom linings, cement tile underlay
  • Corrugated cement roofing
  • Flue pipes
  • Architectural cement pipe columns
  • Textured paint
  • Vinyl floor tiles or coverings.

 

Loosely bound or ‘friable’ asbestos Melbourne was rarely used in domestic situations. However, it is possible that loose asbestos fibres may have been used as:

  • Insulation on hot water pipes
  • Insulation in old domestic heaters
  • Insulation in stoves
  • Ceiling insulation products.

 

As a guide, houses that were built:

  • Before the mid-1980s are highly likely to have asbestos-containing products
  • Between the mid-1980s and 1990 may have asbestos-containing products
  • After 1990 are unlikely to have asbestos-containing products.