Thermal insulation can be found in in cavities in lofts or below floors and loosely packed around pipework. Asbestos Pipe lagging is a thermal insulation found insulating pipework. Where damaged then there will be unsealed asbestos, debris and an increased propensity to release asbestos fibres.
Asbestos Pipe lagging is found most commonly in commercial boiler rooms and plant rooms, in pipework not uncommonly in schools, hotels, offices, hospitals and municipal buildings. We have also come across lagged pipework and loose thermal insulation in houses and flats.
If damaged or works are planned that will potentially disturb the thermal insulation then removal will be required by a Licensed asbestos Contractor. If there is minor damage it may be possible to encapsulate the material combined with an environmental clean of the area