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Asbestos Removal in Fitouts

Asbestos removal isn’t something you want to cut corners on, plain and simple! It isn’t uncommon to hear terms like ‘harden up’ or ‘it won’t affect me’. Incorrect removal can lead to exposure and cause a condition known as Asbestosis.

Wikipedia definition

Asbestosis is long term inflammation and scarring of the lungs due to asbestos fibres. Symptoms may include shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, and chest tightness. Complications may include lung cancer, mesothelioma, and pulmonary heart disease. Asbestosis is caused by breathing in asbestos fibres.

Fitout  requiring asbestos removal
Where is it found?

The most common place we see the need for asbestos removal is in wall and ceiling sheeting. However, it can be found in glues, pipes and a whole host of construction materials. Buildings usually have a register that highlights areas where asbestos is lurking. The bottom line is if you aren’t sure, get it tested! It’s simply not worth the risk!

Fitout with new suspended ceilings and partition walls
What to do about it?

Firstly call a contractor licenced for asbestos removal. Secondly,  if you can’t find one we have several we can arrange for you. Sometimes it’s easier to get your fitout contractor to arrange it for you.  Consequently, this usually results in a more seamless fitout from start to finish. Furthermore, you get peace of mind that you, your staff and your family are safe.

fitout after  asbestos removal is complete
Asbestos is gone what now?

With the asbestos removal complete, it’s time to get your fitout moving. Firstly, we can pick a ceiling type since there is a huge range to choose from. Secondly, the partition wall systems get selected. Thirdly, qualified trades install the walls and ceilings. Next thing you know you’re enjoying your nice new completed fitout, free from asbestos, worry-free and looking great.

So take the hassle out of fitouts and give us a call at Suspended Ceilings QLD to see how we can help you.

Useful links

Cancer council asbestos information page

Ceilings services we offer

Partition walls & Fitouts

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