It is quite common to find garages built between the 1960s to 1980s with an asbestos roof containing corrugated asbestos cement roofing.
Asbestos material over time particularly where is exposed to changing weather conditions can cause damage to the asbestos sheeting. Where asbestos sheeting has broken, damaged this can become loose and airborne posing a risk to health.
In Australia, it is estimated that over 60% of all production and 90% of all consumption of asbestos fibre occurred in the asbestos cement manufacturing industry with many of these building materials still in use today, click here for more info.
Today’s asbestos removal Coburg project involved removing an entire garage roof containing corrugated asbestos cement sheeting. The client was looking to have this replaced with standard metal corrugated roof ensuring his residence was 100% asbestos free.