If you live in a property that was built before 2000, asbestos may have been used in your building’s construction.

In these cases, it's important to take extra precautions when doing work on your home.

Should I be worried?

A material that contains asbestos is only dangerous if it is damaged and the asbestos fibres are released into the air and then inhaled. This can happen during some maintenance or do-it-yourself (DIY) activities like drilling, cutting, and most of all, sanding.

If you’re a tenant and planning any DIY that involves these kinds of activities, you'll need to get approval from your housing officer first. 

Download our guide to asbestos in the home.