1930s bungalow ceilings - potentially asbestos?
We're in the early stages of buying a 1930s bungalow which has unusual ceilings in the sense that they aren't simply flat plaster. They are criss-crossed with battens which probably cover the original joins between the plasterboard panels. It's quite a decorative effect and something I've seen in many properties of the era.
However, I am aware that sometimes asbestos cement boards were joined in this way in 1930s properties. We're not intending to take down the ceilings for any work so it may be that without disturbance, there's no risk but I wondered if anyone else had encountered this and what you'd done if anything?
We haven't had a survey yet but is there any way of telling whether a ceiling is likely asbestos board or plasterboard?
Hopefully the images give a sense of what I'm taking about. They're not of the actual property but are the same style of ceiling.
If anyone has gone on to have ceilings removed - could you give some idea of the cost and process involved.
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