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    How can I find out if our artex ceilings contain asbestos?


    We have recently moved into a new property and found that some ceilings have Artex in them. We are planning on replastering these ceilings, but we want to be sure of any risk of asbestos first.

    We do not know if they have asbestos in them currently. If there is any asbestos we would want to get rid of it as soon as possible and be rid of it. If there are difficulties with removing it, we would like to be able to manage it safely otherwise.

    Is there anyway we can find this out ourselves without any danger of asbestos around?

    Asked by Catherine on 8th Oct 2019
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    Darren Roberts Plastering and Artexing

    You can get an asbestos test done on the artex from the local council, if the ceilings were artexed in the early 1980s then it probably would contain asbestos which its very minimal, if it does contain asbestos then you would have to call in an asbestos removal company to then take down and dispose off ,but if it doesn't contain asbestos I would personally take the ceilings down and reboard and skim them"

    Answered on 10th Oct 2019 - Member since Jun 2018 - report
    Lewis & Price

    "The only way to know if there's asbestos in the artex is by getting someone who specialises in that sort of thing. I had it done on my property and they take a small fragment and send it off to be tested."

    Answered on 10th Feb 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Axiom construction services Ltd

    "Asbestos was put in artex around 1980's it depends how old your house is, you can get specialists in who are trained and certified in asbestos who can check this for you. However, it can still be boarded over and skimmed or knocked down and boarded/skimmed"

    Answered on 17th Jul 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report

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