Handy 1st Asbestos Removal services

Asbestos Removal

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Asbestos is a term that is commonly used to describe a number of different fibrous silicate materials. Up until as late as 1987 asbestos was still being used in a variety of building materials including flat fibro sheeting, corrugated fibro sheeting, pipes (including water pipes) roofing shingles and a variety of different types of guttering.

If you breathe in the fibres then there is the potential that they can cause asbestosis, lung cancer or mesothelioma. The more of these fibres that you inhale the more the risk of developing one of these diseases increases. If you smoke then exposure to the fibres also increases your risk of developing lung cancer. In a lot of cases the symptoms of these diseases do not surface until 20 - 30 years after you are exposed to these fibres for the first time.

In NSW, the law requires that if you are removing bonded areas of contaminated sheeting that are greater than 10 square metres you will need to use a licensed contractor however given the strict laws in relation to how the materials needs to be removed and where you can dispose of it we would suggest using a licensed contractor for all removal jobs.

If you are renovating an old Sydney or NSW house, unit or factory and it was built prior to 1987 then there is a chance that the building materials used contain asbestos. If you are unsure about any of the materials then you should contact a Sydney licensed contractor like us to test your materials.

Given the potential health risks if you get it wrong it makes good sense to use someone who is experienced with removal and who can dispose of it efficiently and legally. Is it really worth taking the risk on your old building materials.

Handy First offers complete asbestos removal from consultation, testing, proper disposal, to replacing and painting the part of the house affected.

Contact us at 0407 050 694 for a free quote!

Asbestos Testing

Put your mind at ease

Asbestos based products were used extensively throughout Sydney up until the late 1980's. These products can include fibro sheeting, roof tiles, insulation, vinyl backed tiles, eave linings and a whole load more. If you are renovating an old house or commercial builidng that contains these products then there are quite strict legal requirements in terms of what you can and can't do as well as how you dispose of the materials later.

Testing the suspect materials is something that we would recommend you leave to a professional as there are precautions that need to be taken in removing the sample for testing, you will need to ensure that you get an adequate sample as well as finding a lab who can carry out the testing.

NSWAR are licensed asbestos removal professionals. If you are concerned about some of the materials that you are removing in your demolition or renovation then why not give us a call and we can come out to your home or business and advise you of the best action to take. You may be surprised at just how cost effective it can be.

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Asbestos Roof and Shed Removal

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Why take the risk with that old damaged asbestos roof or shed? 


We have over 40 years experience in safely and cost effectively removing

your aged or damaged shed or roof.

We currently provide the following roofing and shedding services:

  • Roof Replacement

  • Garden Shed replacement

  • Carport Replacement

  • Asbestos Testing and a realistic asbestos removal cost estimate

All our roof and shed replacements have the option of being built with high-quality COLORBOND® steel.

Asbestos Disposal

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NSW Asbestos Removal have more than 30 years experience with removing and disposing of fibro sheeting, fibro garages, tiles, old buildings, sheds and all sorts of other situations where bonded fibro materials have been used.


If you are contemplating the removal of old building materials and you suspect that they may contain asbestos fibres then you should give us a call. Why take the risk with your health or your families health and a potential fine. We are based in Silverwater in Sydney NSW and are specialists who are fully licensed in the removal and disposal of bonded materials.


Our small parcel pickups start at $140.00 and we can quickly and legally dispose of those suspect materials and put your mind at rest.


If you are worried about what your building materials might contain then give us a call on 0407 050 694 and we can arrange to test the materials and put your mind at ease.


We have many loyal customers throughout Sydney and NSW and we have carried out asbestos testing and inspections for people throughout the state.