While there is much housing stock constructed since 1987 which should have been constructed of building materials not containing asbestos, there are many homes and offices which were constructed between the 1920′s and 1987 for which asbestos containing materials were the materials of choice. In-expensive and practical asbestos cement “AC” panels were used to line walls. This happened particularly in wet areas such as kitchens, laundries and bathrooms. The linings of eaves of buildings often involved the use of AC sheets. In the Australian Capital Territory (Canberra) and in New South Wales, loose asbestos material was installed in ceilings of buildings as thermal insulation.
In 2013 the Medical Journal of Australia published a study which identified a potential new large outbreak of Mesothelioma associated with home renovation by homeowners, unaware or the risks or of needed safety measures to protect the health of homeowner renovators and their families.
If you need advice to do with asbestos risks with a house you have purchased, have been living in for some time, are renting, you can contact Michael Beale of EnvirosapHe Consulting for further information. Mobile 0417398850
Useful link to Asbestosawareness http://www.asbestosawareness.com.au/
Note: Envirosaphe is said as envirosafe.