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Perfect Heating And Plumbing's Guide to Asbestos in boilers

Asbestos was used in the construction of old boilers normally found in floor standing boiler though some wall mounted boilers do contain asbestos.  Asbestos was banned from use in 1984 and replace with other heat proof rope and gaskets. 


Boilers that contain asbestos are going to be over 20 years old and are:-


Potterton Kingfisher Mk1 180 & 220
Potterton Flamingo Mk1 RS & CF

Caradon Ideal Mexico Super

Potterton Neataheat various models
Glow Worm Space Saver Mk 1

Thorn Heating Various models

Vaillant Combicompact VCW 242E, 282E, VCW221, VCW240, VCW 280

Glow Worm FuelSaver

Glow Worm Thermglow
Ideal Concord
Ideal 'E' type


More information can be found upon the HSE website here


Another useful website is


Other old boiler may contain asbestos product and great care must be and these should be removed correctly.


asbestoes rope

Asbestoes in boiler

dressed to remove asbestos