If you’re planning renovations to your home, rental property or business, and the building was constructed before the 1980’s, it’s likely there is asbestos on the property. Make sure you get your property tested before starting repairs, or risk expensive delays or un-planned remediations.
Asbestos is a building material that has been used in NZ since the early 1900’s. It made buildings safer from fires as an insulation material that was non-combustible. Most 1940’s – 1960’s homes in NZ used tile or asbestos cement cladding sheets or planks. Then, in the 1960’s and 1970’s, asbestos was applied in a spray coating on walls and ceilings. In 1978, regulations around asbestos use were published, but the harm was done and by then, thousands of Kiwi homes contained asbestos.
Asbestos does not cause harm as long as it isn’t moved. However, if it starts degrading, there are earthquakes or high winds that damage it, or you intend to have repairs and renovations carried out, asbestos need to be removed expertly. You need to ensure healthy outcomes for you, your family or your workplace.
Asbestos exposure has been linked with lung cancer and causes asbestosis. The risks presented by breathing in the asbestos particles are high, whether you’re living, working or removing the materials. Asbestos removal must be completed by trained and qualified tradespeople.
We specialise in fast, comprehensive removal of asbestos in commercial and domestic properties in Christchurch. We follow industry best practices to remove all traces of asbestos from your property ensuring no physical or air-borne particles are left. We do this ensuring total safety for our team with high levels of training, full PPE and rigorous quality checks. We adhere with 18001 Health & Safety Management certification requirements, and have a Class A asbestos removal license.
For a quote or to talk about the options for asbestos removal for your home or business, call us on 0800 101 234. Our skilled team are experts in safely removing all forms of asbestos contamination so you can relax and start your renovations. Contact us for a quote for asbestos removal in your business, home or rental property.