The couple, who are partners in the up-and-coming New York design firm Workstead, spent their weekends peeling, scraping and sanding away undesirable features like asbestos shingle
siding and linoleum flooring, revealing original details like clapboard siding and wide-plank pine floors with square-head nails.
"Even in our building there's probably half a dozen things that, as they're installed, aren't hazardous." He gives the example of asbestos shingles
that can be used for exterior siding, which he says is probably the longest-lasting, most durable siding there is.
The plentiful black and white illustrations, mostly photographed by Walter Harper, include a section on architectural vocabulary that illustrate the specialized terms used in descriptions such as Clipped Gable or Jerkinhead Roof, Knee Brackets, and Pent Roof, as well as more familiar terms: Asbestos Shingles
and Shed Roof.
Materials can be just about anything, from wheat straw, sea grass, banana leaves, laminated glass, aluminum sheeting, slate, ceramic tile, cedar panels, plastic or rubber sheets, asphalt and asbestos shingles
, galvanized steel, and fiberglass sheets, to precast concrete.
The complaint alleges that in July 2013, Patriots was hired to remove asbestos shingles
from the outside walls of a single-family home in Sturbridge.
Sheathed in asbestos shingles
, the "plywood palace" didn't meet code and was supposed to be demolished within 6 months of the war's end.
Louis making asbestos shingles
, Mitchell waited--as his father had predicted--for the Air Corps to lower the entrance requirements for pilot training.
Other ecologically friendly techniques might include metal roofing - "We don't want to be putting asbestos shingles
into the waste stream in a few years," he said - and using cisterns to capture rainwater for reuse in flushing toilets.
BOSTON -- The state Department of Environmental Protection has fined a New Hampshire company that removed asbestos shingles
from a company whose workers removed asbestos shingles
from a vacant home in Feb.
Who's at risk: Owners of property with asbestos shingles
built or reroofed before the mid-1980s.
The removal of exterior asbestos shingles
has already started.