Start at one end...
I am beginning to wonder if the purchase interest is in the land rather
than the hut:-)
Otherwise, for a modest sum, I can provide similar section corrugated
aluminium sheets. Ex grain silos.
On Tuesday, 9 October 2018 20:44:40 UTC+1, Marland wrote:
SO, it's not a Nissan hut. The whole post is bullshit then?
WTF do we bother with such idiots?
It could also be an Anderson shelter.
Many were used as coal stores after the war.
Please do not in take my post about what the asbestos huts were really
called as being in anyway a an indication of support for you, as I said
like Hoover has become a generic name for vacuum cleaners then Nissen hut
has become a generic name for a building of that style and shape from that
As you are such a know all you could easily have written something similar
to what I did in the spirit of being informative as many people take a bit
of interest in history but instead because you are narcissist ,miserable
wretch always anxious to get one over on somebody else you chose once again
to choose the confrontational “I’m superior than you” attitude,often such
behaviour is a sign that the person holding it is dead scared of being
rumbled that they are not as clever as they would like people to think they
are and your postings over the years with numerous mistakes certainly show
you are not that bright ,and somewhat grubby ISTR from that tv show.
Interesting - and what a nice photo that is!
My question is: the info under the photo says that the huts are still
being used as garages. How does this square with current building
practices, where -- whenever renovation or other building work is to
take place, the building inspectors and safety officers all behave as if
asbestos were plutonium or something?
[Personally, I'd be using them --- what a gift!]
Not being a building inspector I can only surmise but their are thousands
of buildings still in use with components made of Asbestos cement and to
be honest I don’t think in the main they do that.
The way to deal with them is well established and not particularly onerous.
In situ and not deteriorating just leave them be, if you have to drill a
hole or saw a piece then do it wet and strictly the dust should be double
bagged and disposed of in a proper facility but in reality a few grammes
sealed in a bag and put in the household rubbish is going to be less of a
risk than the tons of Asbestos dust blowing freely around the area
surrounding roads after 70 odd years of motoring with asbestos based brake
If you have to dismantle such a building or components then it can be done
DIY if you are fit enough and follow the sensible rules of keeping dust
down by dampening as you go and double bagging/ wrapping and marking them
correctly . Most council areas have a facility not necessarily your nearest
and usually chargeable per bag/or weight. Disposable overalls, gloves and a
face mask if you really want to but if the material is wet they are more
for personal reassurance than anything.
When mother sold the farm I had a small pile of such components to dispose
off, Dad had also been a builder starting right after WW2 when these
components were the future ,light ,easy too work ,didn’t rot for decades.
Cost about £150 at the tip to dispose of the bagged items, a lot cheaper
than paying a someone else to do it.
Some of those are more than happy to profit from the concerns that the word
Asbestos creates , loose Asbestos should be treated properly which may well
be beyond DIY but asbestos cement is relatively benign ,
Occasionally you find some that has disintegrated but the conditions that
cause that generally means it is saturated anyway.
Unfortunately the word Asbestos has become like the term radiation where
there are different types and levels
of concern with people assuming the worst .
The previous owners of our home left the equivalent of four 6ft x 3ft
sheets of corrugated roofing asbestos in bits. Ive called a local
company advertising asbestos disposal in the local rag yesterday. He
quoted £250 to collect it!
Next door neighbour suggested digging a hole and burying it. With over
an acre of available garden I'm tempted.
At that price just check he has a Waste Disposal Licence, there are a lot o
f people masquerading as waste disposers but in reality are just fly tipper
s and if the tipping is traced back to you it will be you fined or even jai
led if the waste is considered hazardous.
Here's the HSE guidance for asbestos cement sheets:
I have several sheds with AC cladding. Having talked to many people I've
been dampening the panels, removing them carefully, double bagging them
and taking them to the local tip. I wear a good quality mask and
overalls and wash the clothes afterwards. I'll never know whether these
are adequate precautions but they're better than when the panels were
widely used without any precautions. There's no doubt that some forms of
asbestos (google is your friend) are worth leaving to the (expensive)
specialists but it seems the risk from AC panels is very low and (for
me) did not justify the excessive cost and inconvenience of getting
someone to do it.
Having said all that, if I was buying a Nissen hut I would look for one
email@example.com used his keyboard to write :
That is what I would do and have done. Don't drill it, cut the fixing,
keep it well wetted, don't slide it across other sheets, always lift
it. Wear disposable overalls and a mask. You will be fine.
The specialist will make an unecessay meal of it and charge
accordingly. None specialists will also charge a premium and possibly
dump it in a lay by somewhere.
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