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Health Info - Asbestos

Non-friable asbestos (also known as bonded)


Asbestos containing materials in which the asbestos is firmly bonded with other materials. These materials can still become friable asbestos if broken or damaged.

Examples of non-friable asbestos containing materials include:

  • asbestos cement products (flat, profiled and corrugated sheeting used in walls, ceilings and roofs, moulded items such as downpipes)
  • plaster patching compounds
  • textured paint
  • vinyl floor coverings.

Non-friable asbestos can be handled safely if you use the right procedures.

Sometimes you might need to do minor works, such as drilling in asbestos sheeting, painting or removing wall paper. To find out how to do these works safely, read Asbestos: a guide for minor renovation.