Can anyone identify this please?

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by Jackie Newsome, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. Jackie Newsome

    Jackie Newsome New Member

    Hiya, just decorating and found this board behind the radiator. Just wondered if anyone knew what it was?
     
  2. Jackie Newsome

    Jackie Newsome New Member

    Sorry image didnt upload
     

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  3. furious_customer

    furious_customer Active Member

    hardboard
     
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  4. Jackie Newsome

    Jackie Newsome New Member

    Thank you. What was it used for? It seems to be in a few pieces . Was a bit worried it might be asbestos
     
  5. furious_customer

    furious_customer Active Member

    It's a low-cost and flexible sheet material normally 3mm thick.
    Normally gets used for lining floors before vinyl etc.

    Looks like they might have used it to fill in a chimney cavity maybe?

    Doesn't contain asbestos.

    (Just my opinions, I am not a pro, but I am sure one will be along soon)
     
  6. furious_customer

    furious_customer Active Member

    Was also extensively used in the early 80's to cover up gorgeous victorian panel doors to give them a more modern look. (for the time).
     
  7. Jackie Newsome

    Jackie Newsome New Member

    Thanks very much. It's under a window so no chimney cavity. It's also got tinfoil on to reflect heat.
     
  8. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Can you remove the tape to reveal a little more.
     
  9. Jackie Newsome

    Jackie Newsome New Member

    It wont let me for some reason. Says file too big I'll keep trying
     
  10. Jackie Newsome

    Jackie Newsome New Member

     

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  11. Jackie Newsome

    Jackie Newsome New Member

    Finally let me!
     
  12. Astramax

    Astramax Well-Known Member

    Yes..........hardboard , could be 3mm, 6mm or 9mm thick.;) If you remove it, it will have the firms name that installed it written on the back, probably Bodgeit & Scarper Ltd! :D
     
  13. ESPlumb

    ESPlumb Member

    Is there an air brick on the other side of the wall? It could be an air vent that has been blocked up?
     
  14. Jackie Newsome

    Jackie Newsome New Member

    I have no idea Haha! It's in a bay window if that helps?
     
  15. Jackie Newsome

    Jackie Newsome New Member

    Lol oh dear!
     
  16. shedman20

    shedman20 New Member

    Foil covered hardboard, if radiator was in a bay window then it was probably put there in an attempt to reflect heat from radiator back into the room rather than going into the wall.
     
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  17. Jackie Newsome

    Jackie Newsome New Member

    Great :) thank you!
     
  18. Heat

    Heat Well-Known Member

    Agree - Has to be foil covered hardboard.
    Very commonly used to reflect heat away from wall into room.
     

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