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Thread #68954 Message #1958582
Posted By: The Fooles Troupe
05-Feb-07 - 10:34 PM
Thread Name: Help: Little Boxes (Malvina Reynolds) ticky-tacky?
Subject: RE: Ticky-tacky
'fibro' refers to asbestos fibre cenent sheeting - used on the outside, wet areas inside, and sometimes all the internal walls too, during a certain period. It was perhaps the cheapest cladding material.
'fibro' no longer is allowed to contain asbestos, but a similar product is still available. There is much pressure to have it removed appropriately from houses - many roofs also had a similar substance that looks like corrugated roofing iron.