Fibre Cement Down Pipes and Associated rainwater Goods e.g. Gutters and Gulley
Profile fibre cement products frequently have an asbestos content. Even though the use of asbestos was banned in 1999, old materials were used after that date. Products in good condition and well weathered can generally be left alone and 'managed in situ' by annual inspection and simple maintenance. Down pipes near doors and pathways should be painted to shoulder height.