If the property you are purchasing was built before 1990, you will need an Asbestos Inspection. Effective Building & Consultancy offering comprehensive asbestos inspections in Sydney for residential and commercial properties. Our Asbestos Inspection packages are tailored to suit your needs and your property, ensuring you get accurate results and guaranteeing your safety. To book an inspection or to find out more, contact us today! We can provide you with a complete asbestos inspection report in as little as 48 hours!
Are You Building, Renovating, or Buying an Older Property?
Then an asbestos inspection could be essential. Many local councils and regulatory bodies require an asbestos inspection by law for properties built before 1990. This means before you buy, renovate or inquire about needing building permits for your property, you must have an inspection carried out by an accredited asbestos property inspector.
Asbestos can be found in roofs, walls, floorboards, and ceilings, many places where it can’t be easily seen and identified. If disturbed or damaged by renovation activities Asbestos fibres can become airborne and cause irreversible damage to your lungs. Most of the time, you won’t even know until it’s too late, making early identification through property inspection absolutely critical.
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a generic term for a set of six naturally occurring fibrous silicate minerals, it became increasingly popular among builders in the late 19th century because of its sound absorption, tensile strength, fire and heat resistance and affordability.
Products include fibro sheeting (flat and corrugated) as well as water, drainage and flue pipes, roofing shingles, guttering, drywall and joint compound, plaster, insulation and even vinyl floor tiles.
Only fibro products made before 1987 contain asbestos. In NSW, the use of asbestos was discontinued in fibro sheets by 1982, in corrugated sheets by 1984 and in all other products by 1986. The manufacture and use of these harmful products were banned nationally from 31 December 2003. Therefore it is safe to say that the majority of homes built after the 31st of December 2003 should be free from this harmful product.
What is an Asbestos Inspection?
A Building Inspector will inspect all accessible areas of your property and identify if those areas may contain asbestos products. Our inspection reports include, however, are not limited to:
- The locations of your property that may contain asbestos.
- Type of asbestos (sample testing may need to be done (further charges may apply).
- Whether the asbestos on your property is safe (sample testing may need to be done (further charges may apply).
- Whether the asbestos on your property is a health risk and should be removed (sample testing may need to be done- further charges may apply).