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iwonder24 Tue 12-May-15 12:12:52

If you have had a home extension and live in an older house (particularly 30s-80s) did you have asbestos testing done before walls were knocked down? Is this worth doing?

bilbodog Tue 12-May-15 13:42:54

the only place we have asbestos checked was on some artexing done on walls and ceilings from the 1980's. Haven't heard of doing it as a general th ing unless there is some reason to suspect?

ItsADinosaur Tue 12-May-15 16:10:11

No we didn't. Wasn't even mentioned.

iwonder24 Tue 12-May-15 18:50:47


SASASI Tue 12-May-15 22:19:34

We bought an 1950's bungalow, survey suggested asbestos so we paid for an asbestos survey £250 + vat.
Turns out it was everywhere (no artex in the house funnily though) floors , shed, soffit boards....cost £6000 to remove properly & took 6/7 days.

House is a wreck never had a central hearing system etc so we werent living in it thankfully! Still aren't but that's a whole other thread.

iwonder24 Wed 13-May-15 11:35:10

Thanks for your reply. Interested in hearing from more people about this

BL00CowWonders Wed 13-May-15 11:58:50

Wasn't mentioned by architect, planning people or builders.

BL00CowWonders Wed 13-May-15 12:00:29

(Mid 60's house where work included garage conversation)

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