Auckland Residential Asbestos Removal

NZRS provide both A class & B class asbestos removal and asbestos disposal throughout Auckland and the wider Auckland regions. We can respond to, manage, remove, and dispose of any asbestos-containing materials that your Auckland property may contain.

Auckland contains many types of residential housing and properties. Many are single-detached housing or semi-detached housing; however, terraced housing flats and apartments also make up a large component of housing in Auckland.

In Auckland, we often remove the following types of asbestos: Asbestos Soffits, Cladding, Fencing, Garages, Sheds, Floor Vinyl and Tiles and many other asbestos-containing materials including the below.

Asbestos In Auckland

With all different types of housing built throughout Auckland, many that were constructed between 1940 – 2000 may harbor asbestos-containing materials (ACM).

NZRS have removed asbestos from many types of residential properties throughout Auckland Central, North, South and the West And Eastern suburbs. We know the common areas and materials that are prone to containing asbestos based on the type of housing and year it was built.

If you are unsure if your property may contain asbestos, we recommend a sample survey and a lab test to determine if asbestos is present. There are many independent asbestos testing labs in Auckland that can assist, read more about our asbestos removal services.

Asbestos Roofs and Roofing Materials

Another common building material used in many New Zealand homes.

Some forms of asbestos roofing are:

  • Decramastic – Iron roof with an asbestos aggregate glued to the top.
  • Cement tiles and corrugated cement sheets – also known as super-six and baby-six sheets.

Asbestos Ceilings


Also known as asbestos popcorn ceilings, textured ceilings, and stipple ceilings. Asbestos ceilings do come in various forms and are considered ‘friable’ (A Class asbestos removal).

Some harder and embossed renders such as fan, combe and shell patterns often known as Artex can be wet stripped therefore considered ‘non friable’ (B Class asbestos removal)

Care should be taken when dealing with non-asbestos identified materials as the render and jointing compounds below can contain asbestos, this is less common in Auckland when compared to South Island locations such as Christchurch.

Sparkly ceilings are often considered asbestos but only testing by a competent person and the sample analysed in an accredited independent laboratory will confirm this, sampling should never be taken from a single location due to the non-homogeneous nature of the product (the product can be made up of lots of different materials and if not mixed thoroughly patches of asbestos free sections can exist).

Asbestos Cladding


Also known as asbestos cement cladding, fibre cement and often by brand names – Hardies,  Hardiplank and Fibrolite.  Asbestos cladding can come in various colours, sizes, and forms. Cladding containing asbestos is not always used externally, it can be found internally within structures, to line ceilings, and inside garages and sheds. External cladding containing asbestos is also very common in New Zealand.

Asbestos Flooring & Floor Tiles


Also known as asbestos flooring tiles, VCT vinyl composite tile and asbestos backed vinyl. The asbestos can be found within the vinyl or tile but often also in the backing in a paper like layer, this layer can be a particularly high-risk material due to the high content of asbestos. In addition to asbestos within the flooring asbestos bitumen adhesives are common and can be visible as a black backing layer.


Asbestos Fencing


Asbestos cement fencing if undisturbed and well painted can be low risk, however, often they can become weather damaged, disturbed by trees and common to damage from gardening activities such as using weed eaters and other mechanical devices and prone to other knocks or wear. This damage has the potential to contaminate soil and is often the cause found for historical contaminated land, BRANZ guidance documentation is available for more information  These are generally considered ‘B class’ asbestos removal.


Asbestos Garages and Sheds

We remove asbestos-containing materials from garages and sheds throughout many residential properties in New Zealand. The most common are asbestos roofing, cladding (interior & exterior) and flooring, such as vinyl and tiles.

Asbestos Soffits

Are very common in residential homes in New Zealand, due to the building style and design of New Zealand homes and structures throughout the 1970’s – late 1990’s.




Asbestos Gables

Generally triangular in shape and located as a portion of wall between the edges of the intersecting roof. These are common in New Zealand, and have often been known to contain asbestos in homes and structures built throughout the 1960s-mid 1990’s.




Contact NZRS today if you have had an asbestos survey completed with a positive test. We can then discuss an asbestos management and removal plan for you. We also provide demolition services, and have extensive experience with demolition works where asbestos is present.

Further information and resources on asbestos removal in Auckland can be found at the Auckland City Council website.