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    Default Ceiling panels - asbestos or Canite?

    I’m pulling out an old ceiling and the installation method is typical for asbestos, but it looks like canite based on my brief research. Keen to get a second opinion.

    I found an off cut in the ceiling, but no vendor markings. It’s very light, friable and soft.

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    people are going to ask for pics.
    and pics of the back.

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    Looks like the canite that I have seen in the past, does it also have a smoother finished side ?

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    Yes, slightly smoother - its almost like cardboard.

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    It DOES appear to be "canite".

    Take a SMALL sample, take it outside to a safe area and see if it burns. (A FEW drops of metholated spirit may be of assistance.)
    If it burns to ash it is NOT asbestos.

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    I was considering that test - good to get a sanity check.

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    Definitely Canite not asbestos
    Advice from me on this forum is general and for guidance based on information given by the member posing the question. Not to be used in place of professional advice from people appropriately qualified in the relevant field. All structural work must be approved and constructed to the BCA or other relevant standards by suitably licensed persons. The person doing the work and reading my advice accepts responsibility for ensuring the work done accords with the applicable law.

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