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Possible Asbestos living room

  • 11-03-2023 4:11pm
    Registered Users Posts: 505 ✭✭✭


    We are purchasing a second hand home in Dublin built in the 1950's, after getting a survey done he noted that the stiples in the ceiling of our living room may or may not have asbestos and recommends we get it checked before buying or at the minimum before doing any works.

    We have no plans in the near future to do any work to that part of the house so would it be ok to it leave it as is?


  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 64,903 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011

    Asbestos-era Artex ceilings would be 'safe unless disturbed' but you should definitely get it tested if intending to do anything to it. I personally wouldn't even want to paint it as you will break stipples off but others may not consider that risky.

  • Registered Users Posts: 505 ✭✭✭AH92

    Good to know thanks a mill!

    Hopefully our bank won't see it as an issue for the time being.