How to Deal with Asbestos

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The history of construction contains many examples of materials that were once thought to be the ‘next big thing’ but were later found to be damaging to health. The most notorious of these is asbestos, which was banned in 1999. It was used widely as a fireproof building and insulation material but is now known to cause respiratory illness and cancer.

What is Asbestos?

Alison Wall

Alison Wall is an experienced homes journalist, and former chief sub editor of Homebuilding & Renovating. She has interviewed countless self-builders and renovators regarding their projects, and has a special interest in eco builds. She is also renovating her 1970s home and garden, and has a particular interest in making her own home greener, having recently added solar panels, an EV chargepoint and a solar battery system.