Asbestos

Asbestos is a naturally occurring silicate mineral made up of tiny fibres. When disturbed, it may produce a dust containing asbestos fibres. Breathing these fibres into the lungs may, in turn, cause a range of health problems including pleural plaques, asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma.

Asbestos was commonly used in building materials between the 1940s and the late 1980s. It was used because it is fire resistant, durable and an efficient insulating material. Now that we are aware of the health risks, it is no longer mined in Australia. Since the beginning of 2004, it has also not been imported or used in any Australian products.

It is due to the above mentioned history of use that Asbestos now has a widespread presence in most current demolition / renovation projects. Due to its inherent and severe health risks, Roelandts Group employ a skilled asbestos removal monitor, remove and dispose of asbestos contaminated and hazardous materials. Services include:

  • Friable Asbestos Removal
  • Non-Friable [bonded] Asbestos Removal
  • Emergency Asbestos Removal [Fire / Other Damage]
  • Asbestos Review
  • Sampling and Testing
  • Site Remediation