Where asbestos can be found

These A3 posters show where asbestos can be found in New Zealand industrial buildings and residential houses.

Industrial building

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[image] Potential asbestos locations in a commercial building

Residential house

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[image] Potential asbestos locations in a pre-2000 house

These are the items identified in the images above

Buildings constructed or renovated before 1990 are likely to contain asbestos materials. The diagrams show areas where materials containing asbestos were commonly used during construction and renovation. These materials are not dangerous if they are in a good condition and remain undisturbed.

Industrial building

  • Roof ventilators
  • ‘Super Six’, ‘Super Eight’ roof sheeting
  • Skylight and manhole frames
  • Asbestos cement vent pipe and capping
  • Fluted ridge capping used on plain roll, fluted saddle ridge, sawtooth ridge capping and ventilating ridge
  • Window moulding and louvre blades
  • Barge moulding
  • ACM sheeting or ceiling tiles used in the office area, kitchen, toilet walls or mezzanine area
  • Compressed sheet flooring
  • ‘Super Six’, ‘Super Eight’ or architectural designed wall cladding
  • ACM wall sheeting or compressed sheeting
  • ‘Super Six’ awning
  • Vinyl floor tiles or sheet vinyl floor coverings
  • Compressed wall sheeting used for toilet partitions
  • Moulded telecommunications pit or electrical pit
  • DT surrounds (disconnector trap)
  • Textile in the fuse holders
  • ACM backing to the switchboard and internal lining
  • Asbestos cement downpipes
  • Side flashing
  • Window moulding and louvre blades
  • Rainwater heads
  • Door mouldings
  • Gutters
  • ACM woven fencing product

Residential house

  • Vinyl flooring
  • Cladding, including baseboards
  • Wet area lining substrate
  • Electrical meter board
  • Compressed sheeting (asbestos containing material)
  • Soffits
  • ACM roofing panels, eg Super Six
  • Exterior window flashing
  • ACM toilet seat and cistern
  • ACM bath panel
  • ACM hotwater cupboard lining
  • ACM water tank
  • ACM ceiling tiles
  • Textured ceiling
  • ACM interior window panel
  • Gutters and downpipes
  • ACM surrounding fireplace
  • ACM clad garage
  • ACM fence panels
  • ACM stormwater trap
  • ACM stormwater and sewage piping
  • Loose fill insulation
  • ACM partition wall