1 in 3 houses in NZ contain asbestos which makes it a widespread problem.
Strong population growth (9 per cent in the latest census) in Gisborne has resulted in the quality of rentals increasing dramatically, with landlords renovating older properties due in part to compliance with the Healthy Homes Standards and in part to strong yields.
In the 80’s and 90’s asbestos was a popular and inexpensive insulation material so there are thousands of residential buildings and commercial buildings in Gisborne with asbestos in the walls and ceilings.
If your home or building was built or renovated in the 80’s or 90’s, it is likely to contain asbestos in some form. The only way to be sure whether a material contains asbestos is to have it tested by a qualified laboratory.
We only recommend testing suspect materials if they are damaged (fraying, crumbling) or if you are planning a renovation that would disturb the suspect material.
So if you have a commercial or residential building that requires an asbestos inspection to determine if there is asbestos, or asbestos removal in Gisborne, get in touch today.