Exterior cladding over asbestos sheeting is preferable.
By fully enclosing the asbestos on your home with vinyl or aluminium exterior cladding you can safeguard it against future damage. It may be best to simply clad over asbestos sheeting if:
It is illegal to conduct your own asbestos removal, and the strict health and safety requirements licensed asbestos removers must adhere to include special removal, bagging, and disposal procedures – all of which incur greater expenses than other materials.
Removing asbestos from an average home can cost upwards of $5000, and this price does not include re-cladding.
Let Abbey Thermalboards safely provide asbestos cladding services for your property
All of Abbey Thermalboards’ tradesmen are Work Safety in the Construction Industry certified and have received full Asbestos Awareness Training.
We have developed special techniques to secure cladding to your home without disturbing the asbestos material underneath.
No. Never attempt to work with asbestos based materials yourself.
If you choose to clad over asbestos sheeting, you must hire a professional to do the job.
When it comes to working with asbestos,
DIY isn’t just dangerous, it’s illegal.
Anyone working with any asbestos-containing materials needs to undergo “Asbestos Awareness Training”.
There may also be other procedures that you may legally be bound to follow. The advice of your local council, state safety authority and current state and federal legislation must be sought before the commencement of work.
Without training in the right installation techniques, safely installing your own house cladding over asbestos is virtually impossible.
If you don’t have the industry know-how, there’s no way you’ll be able to secure the exterior cladding without puncturing or cracking the sheeting and exposing dangerous fibres in the process.
Disposing of asbestos-containing materials also requires extra precautions.
Even if you end up needing to get rid of a tiny amount of sheeting, you’ll need to rent a skip specifically lined to contain asbestos, and take it to a licenced waste facility for disposal. Disposing of asbestos is much more expensive than getting rid of any other material.
Never risk your health, finances and home’s value on a DIY fibro cladding job.
Abbey Thermalboards are fully equipped, certified and licenced to clad over asbestos-containing materials.
We’ll get the job done right for a fair price, so you can rest assured that your home will stay safe well into the future.
We would highly recommend Abbey Thermal Boards. We found the salesman, David, very informative, answered all our questions clearly and was most helpful with suggestions re: colour and trim. The installers, Terry and Blake, were excellent, professional and courteous. Terry, a long term employee of Abbey, obviously takes pride in his work and ensures everything is done to a high standard. The end result was above our expectations and it has transformed the appearance of our house. David even called after the completion of the job to ensure we were pleased with the result. Bonus - no more painting!