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    Ceiling tiles - polystyrene or asbestos?
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    • 31st Mar 09, 10:13 AM
    Ceiling tiles - polystyrene or asbestos? 31st Mar 09 at 10:13 AM
    Is there a fool proof way of telling the difference?

    We are looking to buy an edwardian semi which needs complete renovation, which includes removing tiles on the ceilings of the bedrooms and kitchen. In one bedroom there is also a row of tiles around the top of the wall. We noticed a couple of white mouth/nose masks on the kitchen worktop and that's when alarm bells started ringing but we were on our way out the door so I didn't take a closer look at the tiles. The masks of course could've been there for something completely different. We are going to arrange for another viewing so it would be good to be able to rule out asbestos if possible, if we can't rule it out the chances are we can't buy this house!

    Any help appreciated!
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