Asbestos in private properties

Building materials containing asbestos were widely used from 1930 to around 1980, particularly from the 1960s onwards. So houses and flats built or refurbished at this time may contain asbestos materials.

Asbestos has also been used in some heat-resistant household products, such as oven gloves and ironing boards. The use of asbestos in these products decreased greatly around the mid-1980s, and since 1993 the use of asbestos in most products has been banned.

The HSE’s asbestos website provides further information and advice on what to do if you find asbestos in your home.

We do not have a licence to remove asbestos and our recycling centres and landfill site are not licensed to accept asbestos waste.

These local contractors can help with asbestos issues: