Asbestos is in the air sign

Asbestos is in the air

Asbestos is in the air

Spring is in the air & so is the time for buying/ renovating or just renovating this is just little reminder that asbestos is in the air.

Is your home or building built before 2003? if so it may contain asbestos.
You are thinking about renovating you must be aware. It’s important for home owners and renovators to be aware of how to safely manage asbestos in & around the home.

Asbestos fibres were used widely in building materials before the mid 1980’s. Your house was built or renovated before the mid 1980’s, it’s likely to contain asbestos cement building materials. Australia was one of the highest users per capita in the world up until the mid 1980’s.

New South Wales use was discontinued in all fibro sheets and products by the mid 1980’s. After this, asbestos continued to be used principally in friction products, for brake and clutch linings. Manufacture and use of asbestos products was banned nationally in Australia from 31 December 2003.

Some places where you will find It asbestos

  1. Roof sheeting and capping
  2. Guttering
  3. Gables, eaves/soffits
  4. Water pipes
  5. Lagging on pipping
  6. Flues
  7. Exterior wall sheeting (flat or a weatherboard style)
  8. Interior Wall sheeting
  9. Interior Ceiling sheeting
  10. Vinyl sheet flooring & glue
  11. Floor sheeting
  12. Carpet and tile underlays
  13. Zelemite backing boards to the switchboards
  14. Flexible building boards
  15. Imitation brick cladding
  16. Fencing
  17. Carports and sheds
  18. Waterproof membrane
  19. Some window putty
  20. Expansion joints
  21. Window packing
  22. Door packing
  23. Packing under beams
  24. Concrete form work


If you suspect you have asbestos in your HOME, Don’t cut it! Don’t drill it! Don’t drop it! Don’t sand it! Don’t cut it! Don’t scrape it! Don’t scrub it! Don’t dismantle it! Don’t water blast it! Don’t demolish it! Don’t dump it!


We recommended asbestos inspection & testing before renovating or demolishing.

For your building, pest, strataasbestos, mould, ventilation, drainage, safe house inspection requirements call Sarah at East Coast Building Inspections 0422 081 023 servicing Wollongong, Shoalhaven, Southern Highlands, Ulladulla, Sutherland & Eurobodalla

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