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Asbestos removal

All asbestos removals contractors in NZ must be done in accordance with the NZ Guidelines for the Management and Removal of Asbestos:…

Union Demolition has positioned itself as a leading asbestos removalist throughout the Auckland region. We have invested heavily in cutting-edge asbestos removal

equipment, and we employ our own Asbestos Certificate of Competency holders.

Union Demolition has been contracted specifically to complete demolition asbestos removal at schools throughout the Auckland region, as well as at other sensitive sites such as kindergartens and daycare sites. Our paperwork and procedures have passed the strictest MOE requirements.

Our recent asbestos-in-school removal projects:

  • Macleans College Te Kanawa Block
  • Koru School Mangere
  • St Thomas School Kohimarama
  • Yendarra School Otara
  • St Josefs School Otahuhu
  • Littlefeet Childcare Yates Rd Mangere {Contaminated Land and Asbestos Soil}
  • Farm Cove Intermediate
  • Patatoetoe High School M Block
  • Glen Eden Intermediate

We have the experience, knowledge and resources to complete your asbestos removal project successfully. Aside from being a full-service asbestos service provider, we also have experience in contaminated land remediations, P-lab clean-ups and hazardous site clean-ups.

Services Provided:

  • Air monitoring
  • Friable Asbestos removals
  • Non Friable asbestos removal
  • Asbestos sampling
  • Contaminated land remediations
  • P lab remediations
  • Hazardous site clean-ups
  • Asbestos consulting.

Why Do You Need To Have Asbestos Removed?

Asbestos is a harmful substance found in many building materials that is responsible for the deaths of thousands of construction workers, tradesmen and building occupants. Although asbestos has been systematically removed from most structures over the years, past exposure to the substance still results in hundreds of deaths every year, even now.

Despite great progress continues to be made in terms of the removal of asbestos from buildings – particularly older buildings – the substance is still found in thousands of buildings today around the world.

Asbestos in New Zealand

It became illegal to import raw brown and blue asbestos after laws were passed in 1984 to protect NZ citizens. It is not illegal, however, to import, buy or sell building materials and products that contain asbestos.

It is, therefore, important to note that it is not technically illegal to use asbestos-containing products in buildings in New Zealand. Such materials, while unpopular, are still found in buildings all over the country – even relatively new buildings.

Therefore, if you suspect that your building might contain asbestos-containing products, then an inspection and subsequent removal might be in order.

Identifying Asbestos

Most people know that asbestos is dangerous. However, they often don’t know why or what it even looks like.

Asbestos can be hard to visually identify, as it comes in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, ranging from sprayed-on foams to hard timber-like boards to materials resembling textiles. The applications for asbestos-containing products in construction are wide and varied.

If you suspect that there might be asbestos in your building, but you are unsure, it is best that you have an expert come out to your premises to conduct a thorough inspection.

The Dangers Of Asbestos

Asbestos is an insidious material in that the devastating impact on your health only reveals itself years after exposure. The average time it takes for symptoms of asbestos exposure to materialise is anywhere between 10 and 40 years.

Asbestos is technically safe until it is disturbed, which causes the tiny asbestos fibres to become airborne. Once these airborne fibres are inhaled, they become lodged in lung tissue and even in the digestive tract, leading to various deadly diseases.

Lung diseases such as asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer are common outcomes of asbestos inhalation, while cancer of the digestive system – such as colon cancer – has also been known to occur as a result.

Even a single exposure to airborne material, if significant enough, can cause these diseases to materialise.

It is for this reason that it is vital that you do not attempt to carry out asbestos removal yourself. If you suspect that you may have asbestos-containing materials in your building, call us at Union Demolition today. We carry out asbestos removal services the safe way. For asbestos removal companies in Auckland, call us now.

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“Amazed at the speed it got done in - awesome work and wouldn't have been possible without Mark's help. If only he'd been organising the old builders the place would be finished by now! ;-)”

— Will Maxwell-Steele , Private Client

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