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Asbestos

NZRS are a specialist asbestos removal company with over 25 years of experience. We offer a range of asbestos-related services throughout New Zealand.

We provide full A & B Class asbestos removal, disposal, clean-up and demolition services from start to finish, giving you peace of mind that our certified and trusted asbestos removal technicians can handle any asbestos restoration and remediation project.

We offer fixed quotes also, that is our promise, what we quote is the fixed price for the job, no hidden or unexpected costs down the track. We stand by our customers and value their business.

We service both residential and commercial properties with a safe and professional asbestos management plan to make your property asbestos-free, if it is a big or small asbestos job, we can help.

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Our range of asbestos services

Removal, Disposal & Demolition
Surveying & Testing
Hazards, Health & Safety
Asbestos Removal Cost

Asbestos Removal, Disposal & Demolition

Our A & B Class certified asbestos removal technicians can manage and remove asbestos from residential and commercial properties. Ensuring the safety of our staff and customers remain a top priority, whilst leaving properties 100% asbestos-free. We are a one-stop shop for asbestos removal services from start to finish and in-between.

Our asbestos disposal services provide a solution where the asbestos may have already been removed but requires to be disposed of safely at an asbestos disposal station.

Many demolition jobs may present asbestos, which by law, requires the services of licenced asbestos removalists. This ensures the asbestos-containing materials (ACM) are removed prior to the demolition work commencing, this prevents the dangerous asbestos fibres from becoming airborne during the demolition process.

Remember, we offer fixed quotes, that is our promise, what we quote is the fixed price for the job, no hidden or unexpected costs down the track. Keep that in mind if you are exploring the market for asbestos removal companies for estimations and quotes for your asbestos removal requirements.

Unsure about the costs of asbestos removal? You can view a guide in our asbestos removal costs section.

We remove asbestos throughout New Zealand and can have a professional team ready to take on your asbestos removal project. As we are based in the North Island, we do have a heavier focus on the Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty Regions. We are ready to help, so contact us today!

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Asbestos Surveying & Testing

It is highly recommended not to take an asbestos sample yourself due to the health risks involved. Asbestos sampling & testing for ACM (asbestos-containing material) should be conducted by licensed professionals.

We can put you in touch with many independent asbestos surveyors throughout New Zealand that comply with the NZS4306:2005 and WorkSafe approved code of practice and that is BOHS IP402 qualified.

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Asbestos Hazards, Health & Safety

Asbestos is a highly dangerous material to the health of those exposed and breathing in the microscopic fibres. Exposure to asbestos can cause serious ailments and cancers of the lungs which can lead to death.

Diseases such as mesothelioma and asbestosis are often not discovered until many years after the exposure to asbestos.

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How Much Does Asbestos Removal Cost

NZRS offer competitive pricing for the removal & disposal of all asbestos-containing materials.

Understanding the costs involved with asbestos removal and deciding the best asbestos removal company to choose are key factors. We understand that when requiring asbestos removal services, it is often the first time. Budget and price are often the deciding factors for someone seeking the services of an asbestos removal company.

We do not cut corners, to reduce cost, we undertake thorough assessments to ensure an accurate ‘fixed’ upfront quote for the completed job, with no hidden or unexpected costs after the removal work commences. This is a point of difference we offer for our services, unexpected or hidden costs will never be a factor when working with us.

We have provided information below outlining ‘starting from’ asbestos removal prices we offer for our services. This will give you a benchmark of the costs involved whilst you are in the decision making process.

Class B Asbestos – Non-Friable

  • Asbestos Fences – Starting from $650.00
  • Asbestos Roofs/Roofing – Starting from $650.00
  • Asbestos Cladding – Starting from $650.00
  • Asbestos Soffits – Starting from $650.00
  • Asbestos Guttering – Starting from $650.00
  • Asbestos Soil -$ POA
  • Asbestos Contaminated Dust & Debris (ACD) – $POA

Class ‘A’ Asbestos – Friable

  • Asbestos Ceilings (popcorn, stipple, acoustic and textured) – Starting from $900.00
  • Asbestos Floors, Flooring Tiles & Vinyl Flooring– Starting from $1500.00
  • Asbestos Lagging & Insulation – Starting From $1500.00
  • Asbestos Insulation Board (AIB) – Starting From $1500.00
  • Asbestos Spray-On Insulation & Fire Retardant – $POA

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What is Asbestos

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral. It is a fibrous material (many small fibres) that has been used in a variety of materials thousands of years. Asbestos has desirable physical properties and qualities with heat insulation, sound dampening and fire resistance. These properties made it popular for many building materials.

The inhalation of asbestos fibres is extremely dangerous to your health and can cause serious illnesses, including lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis (a type of pneumoconiosis).

The most common types of asbestos fibre you are likely to find are:

  • chrysotile (white)
  • amosite (brown)
  • crocidolite (blue)

The colour differences are very slight and laboratory analysis is needed to identify different types of asbestos fibre. Historically, the extraordinary characteristics of asbestos have made it favourable for:

  • asbestos drainage pipes
  • asbestos sheet cladding
  • asbestos cement
  • asbestos roofing
  • backing materials on vinyl sheets and floor tiles
  • thermal protection and insulation board around fireplaces
  • spray-on asbestos for wall surfaces and textured ceilings (popcorn ceilings)
  • insulation lagging around hot water cylinders, heaters, and pipes

Asbestos – Did you know

When health risks of asbestos were acknowledged, its use was progressively stopped, and other safer materials superseded it. However, products and appliances with asbestos content may still be around, particularly in homes built before the year 2000.

The trade and use of asbestos have been restricted or banned in many countries including New Zealand since 1996.

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What to Look For

If your home or property was built before the year 2000, we recommend an independent asbestos test & survey if you believe your property may contain asbestos.

Where asbestos is commonly found in the home.

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Risks/Do’s and Don’ts

Many older homes and office buildings can harbour asbestos-containing materials, if these materials are disturbed it can cause asbestos fibres to become airborne and contaminate the building, exposing occupants to the health dangers of asbestos.

If you believe asbestos may present in your property or are planning renovations, then the only way to have absolute certainty is to engage the services of an asbestos testing company.

Before doing so we recommend reading through the do’s and don’ts if you suspect asbestos in your home or business.

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Do’s with Asbestos

  • DO leave it alone, do not disturb the asbestos-containing material in any way. The risk of exposure is reduced if the asbestos-containing materials are not disturbed.
  • DO clearly communicate that asbestos may be present to the occupants.
  • DO contact a certified asbestos surveyor to take samples of materials that may contain asbestos. A third-party asbestos laboratory will be able to test and verify if the material contains asbestos or not.
  • DO obtain a written evaluation from the asbestos surveyor noting the location of asbestos, its extent of damage and the recommendations for maintenance or removal.
  • DO employ a qualified asbestos removal contractor. Avoid any conflict of interest by hiring an independent asbestos removal contractor from the asbestos inspector that tests the samples.
  • DO obtain a written contract prior to the start of any asbestos removal work.

Don’ts with Asbestos

  • DON’T remove any potential asbestos-containing materials yourself, this can result in asbestos fibers becoming airborne.
  • DON’T dust, sweep, or vacuum debris that may contain asbestos.
  • DON’T tear, sand, scrape, or drill holes in asbestos materials.
  • DON’T attempt to level or remove asbestos flooring or its backing.
  • DON’T track material that could contain asbestos through the house.
  • DON’T deconstruct, break-down or demolish any materials that could potentially harbor asbestos.

Asbesto Removal FAQs

What is the difference between friable & non-friable asbestos?

Non-friable asbestos, also known as bonded asbestos or Class B asbestos, is commonly bonded into a solid material, such as cement sheets, textured coatings, and vinyl floor tiles. If kept in good condition and undisturbed non-friable asbestos-containing materials can be a lower health risk as they will not release asbestos fibres into the air and environment. Over time, non-friable asbestos can become friable if it incurs damage for crumbles causing asbestos fibres to be released.

Friable asbestos is also known as Class A asbestos, it can be damaged or disintegrated easily and reduced to dust through simple hand pressure alone, making friable asbestos prone to releasing dangerous asbestos fibres. Common friable asbestos materials can be found as thermal insulation, sprayed coatings, pipe lagging and insulation boards.

What is the cost of asbestos removal?

NZRS offer competitive pricing for the removal & disposal of all asbestos-containing materials. The quality of work we do is of the highest possible standards. We go above and beyond WORKSAFE legal requirements, to ensure the safety of our customers and staff, whilst remaining as an affordable asbestos removal option for you.

We understand that when requiring asbestos removal services, it is often the first time. Understanding the costs involved with asbestos removal and deciding the best asbestos removal company to choose are key factors. We understand that when requiring asbestos removal services, it is often the first time.

Budget and price are often the deciding factors for someone seeking the services of an asbestos removal company.

We do not cut corners, to reduce cost, we undertake thorough assessments to ensure an accurate ‘fixed’ upfront quote for the completed job, with no hidden or unexpected costs after the removal work commences.

We have provided information below on what asbestos removal prices we offer for our services. This will give you a benchmark of the costs involved whilst you are in the decision process.

Class B – Friable

  • Asbestos Fences – Starting from $650.00
  • Asbestos Roofs/Roofing – Starting from $650.00
  • Asbestos Cladding – Starting from $0.00
  • Asbestos Soffits – Starting from $650.00
  • Asbestos Guttering – Starting from $650.00
  • Asbestos Soil -$ POA
  • Asbestos Contaminated Dust & Debris (ACD) – $POA

Class A – Friable

  • Asbestos Ceilings (popcorn, stipple) – Starting from $900.00
  • Asbestos Floors, Flooring & Tiles, Vinyl – Starting from $1500.00
  • Asbestos Lagging & Insulation – Starting From $1500.00
  • Asbestos Insulation Board (AIB) – Starting From $1500.00
  • Asbestos Spray-On Insulation & Fire Retardant – $POA
Where does asbestos get disposed?

In New Zealand asbestos is required to be disposed of at an authorised asbestos disposal site that is authorised under the Resource Management Act 1991 to receive asbestos waste.

NZRS dispose of all asbestos-containing materials from sites we conduct asbestos removal on. We also offer disposal only services.

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