Importing products containing asbestos. What you should know.

Importing products containing asbestos is illegal. Businesses that import goods, need to be aware of the risk that the goods or materials may contain asbestos. Importing products containing asbestos is illegal and has been from the 31st of December, 2003. All governments in Australia adjusted their regulations to reflect this, which includes ... More

Qualified asbestos professionals. Knowing the difference.

Qualified asbestos professionals must have a licence. Unless you are removing 10 square metres or less of non-friable asbestos, you must hire a professional asbestos remover. If you are looking for qualified asbestos professionals, it can be hard to know who to choose. Due to the potential for asbestos exposure for many people, there are ... More

Asbestos and natural disasters. Be prepared now.

It is important to consider the combination of asbestos and natural disasters. Australia is known for its warm weather But we also have a variety of natural disasters that can cause destruction to our homes. Floods, cyclones and bush fires are some of the worst. When preparing our homes to survive these disasters, we must think of the extra ... More

Asbestos removal costs. Factor it into your renovation.

Asbestos removal costs. We all know that renovating or doing maintenance to a home or workplace can be costly. Many people try to do as much as they can themselves before calling in the experts, however a successful renovation starts with keeping things safe and this means calling in professionals when needed. There is no point making ... More

Asbestos clearance certificate. When you will need one.

You may need an asbestos clearance certificate. If you have had asbestos removed from your home or workplace, you will need an Asbestos clearance certificate. This ensures the safety of further people entering the work site. Want to know more ? Read on for information on the next step. What is an Asbestos clearance certificate? When ... More

Dangers of asbestos. Why safety should go first.

What are the dangers of asbestos ? It is no secret that exposure to asbestos particles have caused sickness and death due to asbestos related illness. Here are some things you should know before renovating or removing asbestos. Why is it dangerous? Asbestos is a building material commonly used in Australian homes and buildings around the ... More

Asbestos at home. Where to find it and what to do about it.

Asbestos at home can be dangerous for all that live there. 1 in 3 homes in Australia has asbestos at home. If your home was built before the mid 1980's (when asbestos stopped being used in building materials), you will find asbestos. If your home was built after the 1990's, then its unlikely you will find it. It is important to know where ... More

What is an asbestos survey ? Information for renovators.

Renovators may benefit from an asbestos survey. An asbestos survey is beneficial if you are unsure whether you have asbestos at your property or not. If you have asbestos, the survey will tell you where it is and what condition it is in. The survey will also guide you to manage the asbestos for the safety of anyone that may come in contact ... More

What is asbestos? and what you should know about it.

Asbestos is dangerous. Asbestos and its health dangers are often in the news. We know it can cause incurable illness in people that have been exposed to it. What is asbestos? and why should you think about getting rid of it ? Here is some information that you need to know. What is asbestos ? Asbestos is the name for a common building ... More

Built in wardrobes, Organising your space, being aware of Asbestos

If you have watched  Sex in the City, you will have to agree that one of the main characters was Carrie’s built in wardrobe. It contained all of the things that meant the most to her. Shoes. Shoes and more Shoes. As well as a large range of vintage and designer clothing. Even if you have never seen an episode of the show, most people would ... More