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ITV abandons the South Bank

NT
Night Thoughts London London
A sad story - expect there's a lot of this in the industry: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/retired-sound-engineer-sues-itv-asbestos-southbbank-studios-a4573056.html
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today


There's a lot of it; period. Any building constructed as recently as 1999 has the possibility of having a problem.

If your home has artex ceilings, you have to be careful

https://www.oracleasbestos.com/blog/artex-asbestos-testing/
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SP
Spencer Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
I still find it utterly incredible that despite the ancient Greeks and Romans realising that asbestos causes fatal lung problems, it took until 2000 for it to be banned in the UK... and indeed it’s still widely used in many other countries around the world.
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
Asbestos on its own isn't a problem, its when it gets disturbed you have a problem. Artex ceilings aren't the only places potentially holding asbestos. Toilets, pipework, tiles, external drainpipes, insulation boards, water tanks (if in place and haven't been replaced by a boiler)... the older things like this are the more likely it contains asbestos. If you don't disturb it it's fine. On the positive side its heat resistant, but most buildings built before 1980 will almost certainly contain it somewhere as it was a key part of building construction.
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Asbestos on its own isn't a problem, its when it gets disturbed you have a problem. Artex ceilings aren't the only places potentially holding asbestos. Toilets, pipework, tiles, external drainpipes, insulation boards, water tanks (if in place and haven't been replaced by a boiler)... the older things like this are the more likely it contains asbestos. If you don't disturb it it's fine. On the positive side its heat resistant, but most buildings built before 1980 will almost certainly contain it somewhere as it was a key part of building construction.


Yes. I bought a 1962 built bungalow and refurbished it. The water tank was made of asbestos, as were the soil pipes, and the sofits. Cost me 500 quid to get rid of it all properly and legally
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