Does Hardiflex sheeting contain asbestos?
Beside this, how do I know if my Hardiflex has asbestos?
If you look closely at a broken edge of your sheets you will see small fibres, probably white but in some cases blue or brown, those are the asbestos fibres.
Furthermore, does Versilux contain asbestos? Versilux has been around long before Asbestos was banned. From memory Asbestos wasn't used after the mid eighties, which is only 20 and a bit years ago after all. All fibre cement products have been around for over 100 years.
Keeping this in consideration, what is Hardiflex made of?
Made from high-grade cellulose fiber, Portland cement, water, sand and especially formulated additives, HardieFlex® is durable and requires minimal maintenance and repair hence is very cost-effective and environment-friendly with very low VOC.
How can I tell if my sheets are asbestos?
When in good condition and in place, it is difficult to visually distinguish between LDB and other types of asbestos containing sheeting.
- Label: LDB can be identified by looking at the rear side of the sheeting for the trade name.
- Ceiling sheets/tiles: LDB was often used as ceiling tiles/sheets and for acoustic purposes.