What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a natural mineral made of small fibres. It was commonly added to products for strength, fireproofing, insulation and noise reduction.
Most asbestos in housing is low risk and if it’s in good condition, it’s very unlikely to harm your health.
Where can I find asbestos in my home?
The Health and Safety Executive have produced a quick reference guide which shows where you could find asbestos in your residential property – see here.
If your home was built after the year 1999, it’s extremely unlikely there will be asbestos in your home.
Asbestos is sometimes found in homes built between 1940 and 1980 – and some as late as 1999. Even if there is asbestos in your home there’s very little risk to your health.
One Manchester conduct regular surveys as part of our commitment to providing a safe place to live and work for the communities we work with.
If you are unsure if your property contains asbestos, please contact us and we can advise you.
If you suspect any materials that could contain asbestos are damaged, please contact us to report the concerns.
What do I need to do?
If you suspect any materials in your property contain asbestos but they are in good condition, then the best thing to do is leave them as they are.
If you suspect any damaged materials contain asbestos, please report them to the Customer Services Team.
If you are contacted by a representative of One Manchester to undertake a survey of your property, please agree a convenient date and time.