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Demolishing Your Home? Here Are 5 Things You Need to Know
May 28, 2019
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Demolition And Asbestos – What You Need To Know

Old House Demolition

So you’ve decided to demolish your home. But you know your property is old and you’re worried that it might contain asbestos.

Or you already know that it does, but you’re not sure what to do.

We’ll run over some things you need to know…

Remove Asbestos BEFORE Demolition!

Apart from ethical reasons for removing asbestos before demolition (like not getting asbestos in the air that your neighbours breathe), there are regulations to be followed.

According to Sections 452 and 453 of the WHS Regulation, you must remove asbestos before the demolition if reasonably practicable.

Unless your home is about to collapse and any attempt to remove the asbestos will make the building fall apart…

It’s probably practicable to remove your asbestos first.

It is illegal to dispose of asbestos in your bins

You can’t just go and remove the asbestos in your home yourself and dump it into your garbage bin. This is a health hazard to the council workers that dispose of your waste and may affect the location where it is disposed of.

And if you think it might be cheaper to just do it yourself and risk it…

You could get fined up to $7,500 and even up to $1,000,000 if you get taken to court.

Do you really want to put everyone’s health at risk and your bank account’s?

Of course you don’t.

Feel free to contact us for a free asbestos removal quote.

How much does asbestos removal cost?

If I could just give you specific guidelines for the EXACT pricing for every asbestos removal service, I would.

But it depends on so many factors, such as how complex the removal process will be, if the asbestos is still in one piece, and many more.

But if you’re after an indication, it can cost around $50 per square metre.

But for an accurate estimation of how much it’ll cost you, contact us.

Not sure about asbestos removal during your demolition? Have any questions? Comment below and we’ll get back to you with an answer.

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