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About Asbestos and who it can affect?

DIY renovators Approximately one third of all homes in Australia contain asbestos products. If your house was built before 1990, it is likely that it would have some asbestos-containing materials. Find out more about what asbestos is and how exposure occurs. Health risks of asbestos exposure can include life-threatening illnesses. Before renovating your home you should […]

Asbestos when was it used?

WHEN WAS YOUR HOME BUILT? PROBABILITY OF ASBESTOS IN THE HOME Built before 1985 Highly Likely Built during 1985 – 1990 Likely Built after 1990 Unlikely   About asbestos Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral fibre. Historically, it has been mined and used by many industries worldwide. Asbestos was once considered to be a very useful mineral […]

DANGERS that asbestos presents.

Follow footy legend, ex plumber, Kevin Sheedy discussing the dangers of Asbestos.https://www.asbestossafety.gov.au/videos/asbestos-awareness-kevin-sheedy Kevin Sheedy Former AFL Player & Coach When I was a plumber back in the ‘60s and ‘70s, I didn’t have a clue how dangerous asbestos was. None of my plumber or electrician mates did either. But it was everywhere. In factories, office […]

Stumps subsiding – Floating walls – Termite damage

This is a pretty extreme example of stump subsidence. Walls appear to be floating. To add to the buildings woes. the bearers directly underneath had termite damage. Was localised to the area under the “floating walls” but they need to be replaced. A comprehensive termite treatment is also necessary. Speak to Rick at Premium Pest […]

Cracking in buildings

03-CSIROCrackinginbuildingsCSIRO01   Buildings can and often do move. This movement can be up down, lateral or rotational.  Read this CSIRO publication for a good explanation.

Hot Water Overflow

Every now and then I see a builder that pays attention to detail. You need to keep the water from the hot water overflow away from the foundations. It’s nearly always better to redirect into the storm water system. Here is a a couple of good examples.