Palm Beach Asbestos Removal

Palm Beach Asbestos Removal

Palm Beach Asbestos Removal

We love Palm Beach at the time of the blog it was a renovation hot spot many homes in Palm Beach need asbestos removal who would not want to live by the beautiful sun-drenched beach. We have spent many hours driving to Palm beach to safely remove asbestos. I would be surprised if anybody else has done more asbestos removal in Palm Beach than us we have removed asbestos on Jefferson Lane, nearly every street with a number from second avenue right up to 27th avenue Palm Beach.

Palm beach has really give us a great opportunity to hone our skills wit over 20 years experience in the industry we have completed some notable jobs in Palm Beach are the safe asbestos removal for the Balboa restaurant, the wilderness café on seventh avenue Palm Beach these jobs were really challenging because they were on the Gold Coast Highway .

Palm Beach is only 16 km from our office at 5/55 Upton street Bundall so we can be there in a matter of minutes when required we have guys on the road and can usually be there that day!

Most of the hi rises in Palm beach contain asbestos we have done extensive asbestos bathroom work in palm beach and have become the HiRISE asbestos removal specialists working in HiRISE buildings creates a need for asbestos removal specialists that can work in tight spaces and more importantly not alarm the other residents and guests of the Hi Rise .

Some of the services we offer in Palm Beach are

  • Asbestos reports
  • Asbestos roof removal
  • Asbestos fence removal
  • Asbestos transport
  • Asbestos bathroom removal
  • Asbestos cladding removal
  • Asbestos commercial reports and registers
  • Asbestos wall removal
  • Asbestos ceiling removal
  • Asbestos eave removals
  • Asbestos pipe removal
  • Asbestos testing
  • Air monitoring
  • Asbestos assesments

If you need an asbestos expert in Palm Beach call the office on 0755703706 to book in an inspection for a quotation today!Or call into our office at 4/55 Upton street Bundall
email admin@coastalasbestos.com.au

Burleigh Asbestos Removal

Burleigh Asbestos Removal

Burleigh 4220 Gold Coast is 12 km from our Bundall office we spend a lot of time in the Burleigh heads and Burleigh areas some notable job we have done in Burleigh is the safe removal of the some asbestos removal in the old Burleigh theatre arcade, we have even done a job at the Ranger station on Burleigh hill we were surprised to find that there was such a ranger station what an incredible view ,awning linings out the front of Justin Lane and the Hurley surf shop , we have also completed some asbestos reports for the Bank of Queensland Burleigh heads branch.

The job we are most proud of is the safe removal of the asbestos pipes from the sewer pump station in Burleigh heads it was the biggest test of our skills and planning abilities this job required collaboration between us and some rope technicians the job was completed for gold coast city council it took 3 weeks and to date is the most challenging job we have ever completed .

Typically, our asbestos removal jobs in Burleigh are alot simpler they include bathroom removals, asbestos fencing removal and asbestos roof removal.We have done about twenty jobs on acanthus avenue it seems to be a happy hunting ground for us asbestos eaves removal and asbestos bathroom removal seem to be the biggest jobs we do in Burleigh.

Other Asbestos Removal Services We Offer In Burleigh Heads and Burleigh Are

  • Asbestos reports
  • Asbestos roof removal
  • Asbestos fence removal
  • Asbestos transport
  • Asbestos bathroom removal
  • Asbestos cladding removal
  • Asbestos commercial reports and registers
  • Asbestos wall removal
  • Asbestos ceiling removal
  • Asbestos eave removals
  • Asbestos pipe removal
  • Asbestos eaves removal
  • Asbestos contaminated soil removal
  • Asbestos shop awning reomval
  • Asbestos testing
  • Air monotoring

If you need an asbestos expert in Burleigh call the office on 0755703706 to book in an inspection for a quotation today! Or call into our office at 4/55 Upton street Bundall e mail admin@coastalasbestos.com.au

Super Yachts and Asbestos What You Need To Know

Super Yachts and Asbestos What You Need To Know

For all the same reasons asbestos was used in building products it was used in ship building, mainly for its thermal qualities , its lightweight, fire proof, flexibility , durability and cheap pricing made it great for ship building all ships big an small contained asbestos all the way from super tankers through to super yachts and small runabouts. And like all asbestos if it’s in place and in good condition it really poses no real risk . To those working around asbestos in super yachts.

The application of asbestos in super yachts and indeed all shipping is the big difference, generally the higher occurrence of friable asbestos in maritime industry makes it critical that it is kept in great condition. Friable asbestos is considered a less stable form of asbestos it can release fibres more readily than asbestos held within a matrix of sheeting. It’s found in the form of the following.

Asbestos rope

  • Sprayed on asbestos for fire proofing
  • Softer mill board asbestos that can easily be broken up.
  • Ship survey data collected by Australian Maritime Safety Agency indicates that most asbestos detection occurs in super yachts in the following areas
  • Insulation and sealing materials in machinery spaces.
  • Sealing materials used in construction. (eg gaskets and doorway/window sealants)
  • Electric and electronic components. (eg cables and fuses)
  • Insulating materials used in construction. (eg deck coverings deck heads and bulkheads)

Just like any workplace in Australia you are required to have a asbestos register and control plan in place according to state laws, this may vary from super yachts built before 1990 right thru to 2005 all states have different laws. Queensland has the 1990 law and we would suggest that this 1990 rule be adopted especially if you are planning to sail into Queensland at any time.

From 31 December 2011 the installation of asbestos in Australian ships has been prohibited. The same prohibitions were effective internationally for January 1 2001, in accordance with SOLAS chapter 11-1 Reg.3-5.2.

A total ban on importing asbestos into Australia still exists no matter where or when your super yacht was built. You will be prohibited under Customs (prohibited Imports) Regulations 156(s.4C). To sail into Australian waters if you Super Yacht contains asbestos no matter how small a quantity.

The best practice is to remove all asbestos from you Super Yacht next time you are in dry dock. As asbestos removal experts we have perfected a system to safely remove asbestos from Super Yachts while they are in for repairs that allows all other works to proceed outside of the asbestos removal area to keep maintenance schedules on budget and time call the office on 0755703706 between 9am and 4 pm Monday to Friday to find out more.

Asbestos and House Moving an Ultimate guide

Asbestos and House Moving an Ultimate guide

Asbestos and house moving the ultimate guide! You have just found that perfect old renovator but it’s not on your block of land, so you have you dream house that is not on your dream block. In fact, its 100’s of kilometres away from where your block of land is. What are you going to do? You think, no problems get a house mover, easy. Maybe there might be a few issues with asbestos and house moving you weren’t aware of; I am here to help! Not so fast what about the asbestos? Yes, that’s right asbestos! Asbestos can be just about anywhere in older homes built before 1990 in Australia, not just houses either all buildings including relocatable buildings like dongers, classrooms , toilet blocks and offices just to name a few . You can have asbestos eaves , asbestos flooring, asbestos walls , asbestos ceilings, asbestos roofing, asbestos guttering, asbestos down pipes , asbestos metre boards it can be anywhere. If you were to leave the home on its original block no problems providing the asbestos is in good condition getting an asbestos pre purchase inspection is always worth the money before you buy a house built before 1990. Moving a home with asbestos linings is a whole other proposition and there are many local and state laws and regulations that must be satisfied. In fact, some local councils will not allow a house that contains asbestos into its boundaries. The councils that prohibit the movement of asbestos containing homes to be transported through its boundaries will insist on a clearance certificate. You will have to have the asbestos removed professionally to obtain a clearance certificate in this case. Some do some don’t it will be documented in the transport plan so there is no getting around this. Imagine being turned back by any number of local councils the house will be transported thru on its journey to your dream block of land. It is something you really can’t afford to get wrong. Then there is the state government regulations regarding the transport of asbestos and the environmental permits required for this to lawfully take place once you have this regulated waste licence you will want to ensure you have the correct asbestos specific insurances just encase something goes wrong during the move . Moving asbestos across state borders requires a whole other set of documents to be submitted and approved. Our advice is to have the asbestos professionally removed a clearance certificate issued and happy days. Below is an easy checklist to guide you thru the process. 1 Get it inspected to see if there is any asbestos likely in the home. 2 Get it tested to make sure you are 100% right 3 Get it removed by a reputable company If asbestos is found. 4 Get a clearance certificate and keep it handy. It’s easy when you know how a few things to check if you have found that you can move a house with asbestos to another block in your area. 1 Ask your house mover if they have an asbestos transport licence. 2 Ask your house mover if they have asbestos special publicity liability insurance in case something goes wrong 3 Ask your house mover if they have asbestos specific professional liability insurance just in case

they give you the wrong advice and problems arise. The big lesson is asbestos should only be handled by professionals it’s not for cowboys with bargain pricing, and a she’ll be right attitude. If you have any further questions call the office on 0755703706 between 9 and 4 Monday to Friday.
The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) and Asbestos licensing, What you need to know.

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) and Asbestos licensing, What you need to know.

In Queensland the building and construction industry is regulated and licensed by the QBCC it is a Queensland government business set up to be the watchdog of the industry. It is designed to give consumers a level of protection from unscrupulous and unqualified people and business operating in the industry.

One other focus they have is on making sure everybody who is qualified and licensed has protection under the QBCC act. Mostly these powers are to do with the security of payments, dispute resolution and construction law.

They are often putting warnings out about asbestos which is great to see the QBCC talking about asbestos, even though asbestos removal is not regulated by them. The QBCC doesn’t consider asbestos removal as building work and have no licensing requirements for asbestos removal companies.

This sounds a bit strange They have many other licensing gaps that are taken up by other government agencies.

Asbestos removal is licensed and regulated by the Department of justice and Workplace Health and Safety in Queensland.

In Queensland you are required to hold an A class or B class licence for your business as well as a personal qualification, you can’t operate just on personal qualifications. This is really important to note many people are trying to say things like:

“I have a tiler’s license it covers me for asbestos removal. “
“I have a builder’s license it covers me for asbestos removal. “
“I have my asbestos ticket; I can remove asbestos for you “
I have a QBCC license asbestos removal is included in it we did it a tafe”

None of these is correct and often this is what the Cowboys will tell you to trick you into thinking that they can be trusted

There is no penalty for homeowners for hiring unlicensed asbestos businesses in saying this it is important to remember why you contacted somebody else to remove asbestos from your family home , Keeping your family safe should be your number one concern .

In Queensland a builder cnd engage an asbestos removal company, you are required by law to check not only qualifications but licensing of asbestos removal companies you engage for removal work and reporting ,heavy fines apply for failure to check the credentials of asbestos removal companies for builders in Queensland . Reputable operators will be able to supply you with copies of qualifications, licenses and insurances just like any other reputable tradesman.

To recap

You can only trust an asbestos removal expert to remove asbestos in your family home!
A QBCC licence does not cover asbestos removal !
You are not required to hold a QBCC licence to remove asbestos in Queensland!
You do need an asbestos ticket and an asbestos removal business licence to remove asbestos in Queensland!
You do not need a trades qualification to remove asbestos in Queensland you do require an asbestos removal qualification and an asbestos business license!
A builders license does not cover for asbestos removal!