Asbestos in Schools

Asbestos Survey Guilford

Asbestos board ceiling in classrooms

Used extensively in schools throughout the 1950s, 60s and 70s and into the 1980s asbestos is a carcinogen still present in schools throughout Surrey, Hampshire and Berkshire. Asbestos can be found in the fabric of a school building; above ceilings, below floors and often in plain sight in classrooms. Asbestos would have been used in materials from asbestos pads for carrying out experiments in the science lab to asbestos cement prefab buildings, Marley tiles to the floor, asbestos insulation board ceiling tiles in classrooms and lagging of pipework in the plant room. (more…)

  • Asbestos Survey, Surveyor, West Molesey

Asbestos in 1960s & 1970s Houses & Flats

Asbestos in houses and flats before the 1960s

Mass use of asbestos predates the 1960s as can be seen with millions of asbestos garages roofs and industrial and farm building of asbestos construction throughout Britain going back close to 100 years.  Asbestos constructed prefabs and bungalows such as those lining the Thames in Shepperton are constructed of asbestos cement sheeting and more likely to be from the 1940s and 1950s. Public sector and council housing in the 1950s would often harbour asbestos materials and many 1940s and 50s Chessington houses have asbestos cement ceilings throughout the house. (more…)

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