Fibro, the shortened form of "Fibrous
Cement" - or "Fibrous AsbestosCement", FAC, is a building material made of compressed fibres cemented into rigid sheets. [ [http://www.baalliance.com.au/glossary.htm B.A.Group - Glossary ] ]
While "Fibro" has been used in a number of countries, it is in
Australiawhere its use was the most widespread. Manufactured and sold by James Hardieuntil the mid 1980s "Fibro" in all its forms was a very popular building material. The fibres involved were almost always Asbestos based. The use of "Fibro" have since been banned in several countries, including Australia itself, due to its asbestosis- and mesothelioma-causing Asbestos content.
Products Used In The Building Industry
*Flat sheets for house walls and ceilings were usually 6 mm and 4.5 mm thick, in 900 and 1200 widths and from 1800 to 3000 long.
*Battens 50 mm wide x 8 mm thick. Used to cover the joints in the sheets.
*Super Six corrugated roof sheeting and fencing.
*Internal wet area sheeting, "Tilux"
*Pipes of various sizes for water and drainage.
*Moulded products from plant pots to cable pits.
Fiber cement sidingreplaced the asbestos sheeting in the 1980s.
* [http://www.builderbill-diy-help.com/asbestos.html Advice if you have FAC in your home]
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