Advice on Asbestos

Asbestos is a naturally occuring mineral which was used in a large variety of building materials before the year 2000.

Materials containing asbestos that were used in domestic properties include:

  • Artex

  • Vinyl floor tiles

  • Corrugated asbestos cement sheets

  • Asbestos cement flue pipes

  • Bitumen roofing felt

  • Asbestos cement boards

If your home was built in 1999 or earlier, it may contain one or more of these materials. None of these products pose a problem if they remain in good condition and are left undisturbed. However, potentially harmful fibres may be released if they are disturbed, for example, by breaking, sawing, sanding or drilling.

Always seek advice from Habinteg for any home improvement work you plan to undertake. You’ll need to have written permission from Habinteg before the work is carried out. This will help ensure you don’t accidentally disturb any harmful materials.

Following simple precautions will avoid any potential for disturbing areas of the home that may contain asbestos. If you’re unsure, we can also inspect your home and advise if asbestos is present and if any special precautions are required.

If you have any concerns or require more information, please call Habinteg Direct on 0300 365 3100.

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We believe that mutual commitment and shared responsibility is key. We are an equal opportunities employer and aim to be an employer of choice. Everything we do is underpinned by our four cultural values: Agile, Accountable, Ambitious and Attentive.

We offer a comprehensive and person-centred employment package to our staff. This includes:

  • Flexible approach to working week including full-time, part-time and job-sharing possibilities.
  • Welcoming, accessible work environments including remote working
  • Training and development programme
  • Ethical pension scheme from the Pensions Trust.
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Eye test
  • Cycle scheme
  • Subscription payment

Being open and honest about our performance is an essential part of our culture. This is why we place importance on independent assessment of our organisation as an employer. We are proud to hold a Gold Standard Investors in People accreditation.