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Asbestos products found in the home

Asbestos was used in many Australian building products up until the late 1980's. It was seen as a cheap and durable construction material that had good insulation properties. Once the severity of the health risks associated with inhaling the fibres came to light the manufacture of asbestos building products ceased and it is no longer used in building products whether produced locally or imported and is no longer mined in Australia.

Examples of products used in Sydney that may contain asbestos fibres are;

  • Fibro and Weatherboards used on the exterior and interior walls of buildings.
  • Corrugated roofing tiles (cement based)
  • Textured Paints
  • Chimney flue pipes
  • Insulation used on pipes, old stoves and heaters
  • Some pipes including some water pipes
  • Some ceiling batts and ceiling tiles
  • Vinyl floor tiles and some forms of flooring underlay.

If you own a home in Sydney that was built prior to the 1980's then there is a good chance that some of the building materials used could contain fibres. If you are renovating or demolishing an older building then you need to have a good understanding of what the materials are made of before you start removing them and before you start disposing of them. If you are unsure then contact us to arrange a quote for asbestos removal or for testing. We service Sydney, the suburbs surrounding Sydney and much of NSW.