Stipple, Textured & Stucco Ceilings may contain Asbestos

Stipple ceilings, also known as popcorn ceilings, textured and stucco ceilings may contain asbestos fibres. These types of ceilings which were quite the rage in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s are in many homes throughout NZ. The Asbestos was used to give the plaster rigidity, added tensile strength, made it easier to work with and also made it longer lasting. …

HazMat called in after Botched Asbestos Job

People rely on their builders and tradespeople to know about Asbestos building materials. If a tradesperson is at all uncertain they must gain further advice and testing from a company like www.hazmat.co.nz . There are various Asbestos Awareness courses which form part of the certificate in construction site safety for tradespeople, it is getting harder and harder to find an …

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Madras Street – Contaminated Land

Hazmat were called in to help sample and test suspected contaminated land on Madras street in Christchurch CBD. After methodically testing the land and sending samples for laboratory analysis it was discovered that there was Asbestos materials (ACM) present in the soil. In conjunction with several stakeholders in this project, Hazmat were able to aid in the successful removal and …

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Asbestos 101 Presentation to Real Estate Consultants

Asbestos 101 Presentation – Tuesday 25th September 2018 This morning Chris Saunders (P402 BOHS) delivered HazMat’s Asbestos 101 presentation for real estate sales consultants to the fantastic team at Harcourts Upper Hutt. HazMat Wellington are busy making our way around many of the real estate agencies in the Hutt, Wellington and Wairarapa areas giving out this free information. Real estate …

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Plumbing World Petone Asbestos Survey

Recently HazMat were asked to provide an Asbestos Survey on this large commercial building in Petone. Our BOHS Qualified P402 Surveyor Chris Saunders was responsible to undertake this Survey Specifically the owner did not want this to impact on the day to day running of the busy site; Hence HazMat were able to oblige by conducting the survey after hours …

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Decramastic Asbestos Roof Removal – Wellington

Decramastic Roofs may contain asbestos. It is alarming why so many roofers, builders and tradesmen continue to repair and replace decramastic roof without taking suitable asbestos precautions. At the very least if you are in the Wellington or Christchurch area the first thing to do is to get it tested by a reputable asbestos company like HazMat. The cost of …

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Fibre Cement Asbestos Soffit Removal – Wellington

On many homes throughout New Zealand you will find fibre cement soffits. Many of these types of fibre cement soffits contain asbestos. To be safe, we always recommend having them tested by a qualified asbestos sampler/testing company like Hazmat. (Find our link here on testing.) There are an alarming amount of poorly maintained asbestos soffit homes in NZ and the …

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HazMat Asbestos Vinyl Removal to the Rescue!

We were stoked when the wonderful staff at Harcourts Team Group Rentals called HazMat asbestos vinyl removal in to save the day. A couple of their awesome tenants in Wainuiomata were in the middle of having a new bathroom installed when the plumber discovered the bathroom vinyl floor contained asbestos. They had to stop work and could not proceed until …

Asbestos Decking – Thicker & Easy to Mistake

A Builder came across this unusual looking decking onsite – Thinking the worst (asbestos) he called in HazMat to conduct testing. It was “unusual looking board and I just want to make sure my boys are safe, we were about to remove it.” Just as well he did, HazMat identified this board as decking board installed in throughout the 70’s …

Tawa Wellington – Testing for Asbestos

May 2018, Tawa, Wellington Our client was having an HRV system installed in his 1970’s era home. The technician started cutting the required vent hole into the tiled living room ceiling. He quickly discovered the original stipple ceiling was still there, hiding just above it. The technician stopped work and HazMat was called in. HazMat’s Asbestos tester safely took a …

Asbestos Removal Job – $35,000 in fines

A retired painter decorator has copped costs nearing $40,000 after he failed to properly remove asbestos from a job site, exposing people to risk. John Carstairs Robertson used to work as a painter decorator in Taranaki and asbestos removal was among the suite of services he offered. But a small job to remove six fibre building sheets riddled with the …