1 in 3 houses in NZ contain Asbestos which makes it a widespread problem.
Located in the heart of New Zealand, Wellington is one of the oldest – and most popular – cities. Being a compact city, it encompasses a waterfront promenade, sandy beaches, a working harbour and colourful timber houses on surrounding hills.
With Wellington’s exceptional growth in population in the 80’s and 90’s, it is likely a residential or commercial property will 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.
In the 80’s and 90’s asbestos was a popular and inexpensive insulation material so there are thousands of commercial buildings and residential buildings in Wellington with asbestos in the walls and ceilings.
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 in Wellington that either needs an inspection to determine if there is asbestos, or our asbestos removal service, get in touch.