Cement / Fibro Cladding

Most builders or renovators won't touch the stuff

Fibre cement sheeting was commonly used around the house and commercially

Because it would not rot or warp it was considered an ideal cladding roofing fencing decking and numerous other applications
It is believed to have been used in houses up to the year 2000

Any asbestos removal contractor that’s worth their fee will tell you that fact. In some cases, you don’t need to do testing because the asbestos cement sheeting is visible – it might even be intact. In other cases, a visual inspection is less likely to yield results.

Fibro sheeting is among the products that are most likely to contain asbestos. This sheeting or cladding has been in use since the 1950s.

If you have a home from before the 2000's, however, it is in your best interests to get it tested. You may need professionals to come in with asbestos bags.

Fibro cladding became popular because it was cheap and durable. The flat sheeting was often nailed to wooden frame structures, asbestos and all.

In homes, it is found in the lining of backrooms and toilets most often. Game rooms or areas that require insulation may also have asbestos cladding or asbestos cement sheeting behind the walls.

In cases where the asbestos cement sheeting is still intact, the removal is more straightforward. When the sheeting has fragmented, it is time to bring out the asbestos bags and specialised vacuum cleaners, because the fibres have already spread.

Most asbestos cladding uses fasteners to cover the connections between sheets. The nails used are special and lack points, which make them readily identifiable if extracted.

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