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Adhesives, dry powder mixes and asbestos

Asbestos can be found in adhesives like grout, sealants, putties and dry powder mixes used in many places like windows, bathrooms and kitchens.
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Cement render and asbestos

Cement render can be textured, coloured or painted. It is a pre-mixed layer of sand and cement layered over brick, cement, stone or mud brick. 
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Cement sheeting and asbestos

Asbestos cement sheeting can feel hard and brittle. Asbestos cement sheeting is white to grey in colour. It is usually flat and smooth, and may be painted or have dimples like a golf ball on one side.
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Door, window, cornice & joining strip mouldings and asbestos

Strip mouldings can have plain or rounded (spigoted) edges, including louvre blades. A round nail may be visible on the strip, usually just above the surface.
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Eaves and asbestos

Roof eaves that meet or overhang the walls of a building were made from non-friable (bonded) asbestos sheeting until the mid 1980s. Signs the asbestos has broken down include discolouration, cracking or splitting. Do not drill into the eaves as it can release asbestos fibres.
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Exterior residential wall panels and asbestos

Panels that contain asbestos were usually long, thin timber boards. They were used as weatherboard to clad houses. The boards overlapped horizontally.
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