Does Artex contain asbestos?

ARTEX – Asbestos Reinforced Textured Coating contains Chrysotile (White Asbestos).

Chrysotile is the most common form of asbestos.

Chrysotile is hazardous to human health, as it can cause cancer and other diseases.

Contact Jane at HSG Surveys 07703 203930 – 01274 959994 or fill in the contact form.

Where was Artex used?

Asbestos Reinforced Textured Coating

Artex ceilings and walls were popular throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

Artex ceilings and walls can be found in all property types, from domestic houses to commercial properties.

How can I tell if my Artex ceilings are asbestos

Seeing asbestos fibres in the Asbestos Reinforced Textured Coating with the naked eye is impossible.

It would be unlikely to contain asbestos if the textured coatings were applied in the 1990s or later.

Another indication would be the colour. It could be plaster, it’s orange or grey.

Artex asbestos testing

The only way to know if your ceilings or walls contain asbestos is to have a sample taken.

To check for asbestos, small samples of the textured coating are taken and analysed for asbestos fibre.

Asbestos testing is carried out in a UKAS laboratory under a polarised light (PLM) microscope.

Enquire about asbestos testing for your Artex ceilings

Suppose you want to enquire about asbestos testing for your ceilings or walls. It would help if you had some advice.

Call us on 01274 959994 / 07703 203930 / or fill in the contact form with your details and the property address; we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Can my Artex ceilings be Left in Place?

Asbestos Reinforced Textured Coating

As with all asbestos products, the danger occurs when damaged by design or accident.

Sanding or drilling the Artex ceilings will release asbestos chrysotile fibres into the air.

If the Artex ceiling is undamaged, it can be left safely in place. The asbestos chrysotile fibres (white asbestos) are firmly bound into the Artex and will not become airborne under normal conditions.

HSG Surveys conducts sampling of textured coatings on walls and ceilings in domestic and commercial properties. We schedule appointments at your convenience.