What is asbestos?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral made up of many fibres.
These fibres are incredibly strong, highly resistant to heat, fire and chemicals. Asbestos was commonly used in many building materials and household items.
Buildings constructed or renovated before 2000 are likely to contain asbestos. It is important to note that these materials are not dangerous if they are in good condition and remain undisturbed.
The most common types of asbestos fibres are chrysotile (white), amosite (brown) and crocidolite (blue), of which laboratory analysis is required to identify the different types.