How to Remove Asbestos.G’day Knuckleheads and welcome to Episode 5 of my Owner Builder Series. This is the follow on video to my previous Demolition/Asbestos Video. Just in case you missed it, here’s the link. I recommend you watch it first before viewing this Episode.

I’m joined today by Licensed Asbestos Contractor Peter Green from Green Bros Asbestos Removal. Peter and his Brother Rob, each have ten years experience in the industry . A couple of really friendly guys who know their stuff.

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Green Brothers Asbestos Removal is the only local business in Coffs Harbour that specializes in removing Asbestos material. With two highly qualified supervisors, Green Brothers Asbestos Removal applies the highest of standards in removing and disposing Asbestos. Green Brothers will take the hassle out of any asbestos removal no matter how big or small leaving the site clean and asbestos free. They travel throughout NSW.

Todays Episode we look at how to remove asbestos. Asbestos is a known killer and every precaution must be taken into consideration when removing and disposing of the material. Todays video looks only at removing sheet asbestos which you would generally find in sheet form, cladding a wall.

Please be aware that licensed asbestos contractors are trained in this area. They are aware of the dangers and are across the board on all the different varieties of the material and the procedures necessary to remove and dispose of the product. They are the first point of contact when it comes to dealing with asbestos.

Below are some excellent Asbestos Websites that l Highly Recommend you click on to find out more detail on asbestos.


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  1. I think i've found an old asbestos fireproof board in an old cupboard that used to be an 70's air heater system. It is on the roof of the cupboard and has a sticker on it from 1999 saying it "may" contain asbestos. It looks alright and has been up there over 35yrs i've been here. However, i noticed the cut edges are exposed and not flush against the wall. And the inside material looks kinda like plaster as if it could be flakey but it isnt flaking. Wondering if i should just leave it there. Been here over 35yrs and not dead yet. Or maybe wet the edges and fill in the gaps with filler to close off the exposed cut edges then paint over the entire thing with gloss paint.

  2. Hey, I work in plantrooms on refrigeration for my job, a lot of the rooms are made from Hardiflex asbestos board and the edges are not sealed and there are fans sucking up against the edges. Would you think the rooms are safe to enter without any PPE as long as the asbestos is not disturbed by man? or would you recommend a dusk mask. Because I know 1 fiber doesnt kill but these rooms are very dusty

  3. Seems mad watching this. My neighbour just had a builder round who broke his asbestos garage apart, no spray, no signs, he didn't even wear a mask. I saw him smash some with a hammer a few times to get it to size to fold into a plastic sheet.

  4. Haha! This was like watching a comedy skit. I understand the law is the law, but the overkill on the removal of home building materials containing asbestos is beyond ridiculous. Those laws were obviously crafted by people that have no clue about the transfer of asbestos fibers to the environment. Gotta do whatcha gotta do to please the government, but oy vey!

  5. Thank you for making this video. My partner and I bought our first home late last year and it's a 1930s house that most likely has asbestos in in.
    We are planning a kitchen Reno because we only have a wood oven at the moment so this video will come in very handy. Cheers from a fellow Aussie. 🙂

  6. Thanks for the Video Shane, nasty stuff that Asbestos. Well done to the fellers who took that load out of your house but tell em eye protection and gloves, you have to be careful with that stuff, one slight mishap and you could be in trouble for the rest of your life.
    Cheers mate,

    Barry from England.

  7. All that safety stuff… but no gloves? When the high school I was attending was getting asbestos panels removed, the workers were covered from head to toe including full face masks.

  8. I find it hard to believe that you need a "professional" wearing a hazmat suit to remove one piece of material.  It is not like fibers are going to be blowing around.  If you can live with this material then you can remove the material.

  9. good vid mate, haven't had much to with asbestos myself, but  ive always reckoned the laws on asbestos cleanup is overkill, but I guess if its someone's career and they handle it all the time it's better to be safe than  sorry eh 🙂


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