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Asbestos safety in your home

When asbestos is in good condition and not damaged it is not a danger. Once disturbed and its dust gets into the air is there a possible risk to health. Do not tamper with or touch any asbestos material.

Our specialist asbestos contractor carries out asbestos surveys across our properties. We will let you know if we are aware of asbestos in your home. We endeavour to comply with statutory requirements by working closely with tenants and by providing asbestos survey findings.

All residents moving into a Hyde property will be given a leaflet containing facts and contact information.

You can find out more about asbestos safety in your home on the HSE website.

How you can stay safe

Major works

You should ask Hyde for approval if you are planning major work in your home. If you think asbestos is present we can offer advice. However if alterations are of your own undertaking, then any costs of removing asbestos if it is found will be yours.

DIY works

You should be cautious when carrying out any DIY work. The use of power tools could increase the amount of fibres released into your home. You should inform us before starting any work, so that we can provide asbestos information.


Some textured ceiling coatings, Artex for example, are known to contain a small quantity of asbestos. Do not attempt to remove them especially with power tools. We can provide advice, so contact us.

I think I've found asbestos what do I do?

  • Do not attempt to clean it up or repair it yourself
  • Do not brush or vacuum as this will spread the fibres into the air.
  • Contact us for advice.
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