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Do I Need A Domestic Asbestos Survey Completed On My Property?

For your own home, whether it be a house or a flat, there is no legal requirement to hold asbestos information. If tradesmen are required to conduct work on or within your property, they/you will obviously need to be protected from any potential fibre exposure. In this situation, an asbestos survey should be carried out...
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Asbestos Textiles and Garments

Raw asbestos can be woven and spun into textiles, due to its fibrous nature. This allows the material to become fire retardant, and resistant to corrosive substances. However, they aren't indestructible, as they can still be cut. These fire retardant properties made it a common component in protective equipment for firefighters and factory workers. Weaving asbestos...
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Fake Asbestos Snow In The Wizard of Oz

For many years, asbestos has been utilised worldwide in a commercial setting, due to its cheap cost and its many sought after properties. Most famously used in the construction trade, asbestos has made an appearance in many successful movies - most notably The Wizard of Oz 1939 version. Since the latter part of the 19th century, many...
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DIY Asbestos Removal, Face Masks and Fit Tests

Everyone will turn his or her hand to DIY, at some point. Sometimes, it's just quicker, cheaper, and easier to just do it yourself. Most people who carry out DIY understand the need to take sensible precautions. They understand the need to look after their own well-being and the well-being of the people around them. It's...
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