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Hi all. Just smashed this through. Is it asbestos? House is UK built 1982.

Please help. I'm having huge anxiety about this.

Thank you

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    1982 was 3 years before the ban on the blue & brown stuff, and 10 years before the ban on the whits stuff (link), so some anxiety is potentially justified. But it would probably be best alleviated by going to buy an asbestos test kit rather than relying on guesses over the internet – brhans Apr 2 '19 at 13:42
  • Tell us a little more. Is this an exterior wall? What type of insulation does the home have? Is this wall adjoining an attached garage? – isherwood Apr 2 '19 at 13:56
  • It is the boiler room wall into the bedroom. Above a staircase if that makes any difference? – Graham Oliver Apr 2 '19 at 13:58
  • Boilers used to be wrapped in the stuff, I don't know about boiler rooms but I'd be cautious. As long as you don't disturb it, there's no risk. I would cover it if it's subject to drafts or other air movement. – JimmyJames Apr 2 '19 at 15:12

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