What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a naturally forming mineral which has been commercially mined for its useful properties. Unfortunately it breaks into smaller and smaller fibres which are known to cause serious lung diseases including cancer. Read More


Asbestos has been used in fire resistance applications, such as crematoriums, for centuries but was first used in building and construction as far back as the late 1800’s. Some asbestos products were still being installed in buildings as late as 1999. Read More

Common Asbestos Products

ABP Associates Ltd has been surveying buildings for asbestos since 2000. The materials on the next page are some of the most frequently encountered. Read More