ASSESS POTENTIAL RISK
If you are not sure if it is asbestos get us to get a test or we tell you where to go to do it yourself.
The First Point to make is, if it is in good condition and state, there is very little risk. The surface is even better protected if it is painted. Having said that, if there alterations that would also involve removing or cutting the fibrolite material, be sure to wear a protective clothing and a made for purpose mask to avoid breathing in the asbestos fibres.
Worst scenario is to cut sheets of fibrolite inside say a garage with a skill-saw. The contaminated dust would be everywhere, waiting for a breeze to blow into your lungs and breathing in the asbestos dust without an adequate mask. While removing the cladding or fibrolite material, care is taken by the contractors to place the asbestos material in a waiting skip and securely wrap in 250 micron plastic to take to a designated asbestos tip.
DEMOLITION & CLADDING REMOVAL
For cladding removals big or small Asbestos Busters have the experienced sales team to give you good advice on how best to deal with your job fully and then provide a quote.
They can quote with confidence knowing that the team selected can deliver a safe removal that will be carried out professionally and quickly.
For demolition jobs we quote for a number of larger demo companies and if it is a small job only such as a garage, we arrange a team who prefer smaller jobs.
ASBESTOS CLADDING REMOVAL WORK EXAMPLES
Welch Poultry farm. This job was supervised by Simon Thatcher - Click on each image to enlarge.
Work Examples - LARGE DEVELOPMENTS
Some demolition jobs completed that have lead to very large developments by the developer. We did organise a large removal for Ross Holdings Ltd (references below).
Ross Holdings Ltd
Papakura Cladding & Textured Ceiling Removal
This completed project leaving Papakura on the road to Clevedon is also now a very large housing area and the photos are of the old farm house and us removing the cladding. We removed all the textured ceilings inside as well.
East Tamaki Development
This was a quote when the area was farmland for a Chinese developer and this photo is taken off Flat Bush School Rd. Looking down at the same place as this farm house was positioned it is now all houses as is the whole area off Murphy's Rd. As well as the cladding we removed the lino as well.
SOME WORDS OF CAUTION IF YOU diy
This certainly is a job you can do yourself if you choose to but is one area of concern. Providing you have the right process in place is to try and avoid unnecessary breakages as once broken edges are exposed there is further risk of breathing in exposed fibres. We advise going to a safe gear shop to get the correct mask and overalls.
When an unregistered person has done work themselves and has small broken pieces of cladding scattered around, if reported to WorkSafe NZ by a neighbour or a passer-by, it can result in the site being closed down and an expensive clean-up required before the project can be continued on to the finish. This can involve hiring earthmoving machinery to remove contaminated soil. These unbudgeted additional costs can be very expensive and often hold up a project some weeks.