Asbestos Ceiling Removal Christchurch

Until it’s ban in 2003, asbestos-based products were commonly used in many interior and exterior goods throughout Australia and New Zealand.

These products including but is not limited to gutters, downpipes, roof sheeting and lining under eaves.

Until the 1980s asbestos was added to many building products to increase strength and durability whilst also providing insulation and fire resistance.

Asbestos can pose a significant danger when disturbed as hazardous asbestos dust particles can be released into environment and the air.

As with many things, structures can become compromised with age and asbestos containing materials (ACM) can become increasingly brittle with time or movement, thus presenting a greater risk.

Securely removing asbestos ceilings and contaminated roof spaces ensures the safety of your commercial, industrial, and residential property whilst increasing property value.

It is always best practice to assume materials contain asbestos if there is ever uncertainty.

Additionally, noting that asbestos containing materials that has begun to deteriorate poses the greatest risk.

Asbestos dust can remain in the air for up to 72 hours before fibers fully settle and if dust is disturbed, it can become airborne again.

When airborne, asbestos dust is considered dangerous if inhaled or ingested.

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Jewell TelmaJewell Telma
12:06 25 Nov 22
We purchased an old laundromat for redevelopment. ANZ Enviro were the first company that got back to us for commercial asbestos removal. They presented the quote in person, and have been highly professional.
Malika EmersonMalika Emerson
13:45 22 Nov 22
Great priced asbestos removal team. Had a heap of asbestos removed from our house in the walls. Clean, friendly and overall great group of people.
Lakita KristelLakita Kristel
02:54 17 Nov 22
Recently purchased a property in which most walls and ceilings were made from asbestos. ENZ Enviro Asbestos Removal provided a reasonable cost so we employed them to remove it all. They carried out the work as explained and updated me during the work with photos of their process. We now have an asbestos free home. So I would definitely recommend their services to others.
Irma BradenIrma Braden
08:57 26 Oct 22
These guys are the best Asbestos Removalists in Rangiora. Our site was held up until we could get the asbestos we unexpectedly hit removed. When we told them it was an emergency (As the hold up was costing money) they came out right away.
Mira CarterMira Carter
07:06 18 Oct 22
We used ANZ Enviro for the removal of our asbestos fences at our home in Christchurch. They were great to deal with in all aspects from getting the quote, booking in the job, to commencement of works.
Erin GunnellErin Gunnell
05:06 10 Aug 22
Really happy with the service we received with our asbestos testing.
Katelyn BrassellKatelyn Brassell
15:58 06 Aug 22
Prompt and efficient asbestos removal service. ANZ and the team were prompt and through. Highly recommended them.
Sandra KramerSandra Kramer
22:24 05 Aug 22
Will be using ANZ Enviro again, very professional and they did a very good job on removing the asbestos cladding that we had.
Teddy BroylesTeddy Broyles
21:44 05 Aug 22
We had some asbestos roof sheets removed from our house in Christchurch, they were affordable and a pleasure to deal with
Rocky MitchellRocky Mitchell
02:02 05 Aug 22
Reliable, punctual and very pleasant to deal with. The best asbestos removal team in Christchurch.
Henry FryerHenry Fryer
22:30 02 Apr 22
We had asbestos in the laundry, the kitchen and the toilet and needed it gone ASAp so we weren't holding up the renovations (All the tradies were booked in) ANZ Enviro were super fast and accommodated our situation and the necessity for speed.
James LeanneJames Leanne
22:12 18 Mar 22
Fantastic service from ANZ Enviro, they helped us identify asbestos in our building and had it removed and disposed of.
Stuart RoryStuart Rory
06:00 28 Feb 22
Had a large amount of asbestos removed from our home, ANZ removed everything, cleaned the area and had it taken away, very fast and prompt.
ritchie bowerritchie bower
08:42 27 Aug 21
We worked with ANZ enviro and there knowledge.and experience was critical to completing the project to a high standard and below budget.
Marco whiteMarco white
17:12 28 May 21
We rang Alistair about some suspicious walling in our demolition job just north of Christchurch. He confirmed our suspicions that it was Asbestos.The team were highly professional with their testing, removal and disposal of the asbestos. I'm very happy to offer this review for their great work .
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Remove your popcorn ceiling with ANZ Enviro

As lightweight asbestos containing materials are disturbed or comprised, very small fibers inevitably become airborne.

When inhaled or ingested, exposure to this hazard leads to the increased risk of asbestos fibers becoming trapped within the body.  Over time these asbestos dust particles can lead to breathing problems and serious life threatening illnesses including lung cancer, asbestos, and mesothelioma.

There is no safe amount of asbestos exposure, so it is best to keep exposure to asbestos as low as possible.

Due to the fragility of asbestos containing materials, it is important to never create unnecessary dust on materials that are suspected to contain asbestos.

This means not using power tools (which may create dust), high pressure water clearers or compressed air on products which may contain asbestos.



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Spray-on texture ceilings (popcorn ceilings) and decorative coatings on ceilings were popularized between the 1950s and the 1980s.

These ceilings and walls were economical, fire-resistant, strong as well as being aesthetically pleasing.

Popular names for textured ceilings include but are not limited to blown-on ceiling, cottage-cheese ceiling, acoustic ceiling, stipple ceiling, stucco ceiling, textured ceiling, spray-on ceiling, and trade names such as “Glamatex” or “Whisper”.

At the time, textured ceiling coverings were also useful for providing acoustic insulation and helped tradespeople to easily cover up uneven surfaces.

Asbestos containing ceilings and walls can range in appearance from white to cream with some speckles of glitter or metal flakes throughout.

Unfortunately, a commonly added product to these types of ceilings and walls was asbestos.

As asbestos is not limited to ceilings and walls, it can also be found in textured paint products including patching compounds used on other surfaces including ceiling joints, so it is always recommended to proceed with caution.


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Eventually asbestos was phased out of these construction materials, but unfortunately it was not soon enough.

As previously mentioned, these textured ceilings and walls were widely used throughout commercial and residential spaces thus posing a dangerous risk to health even today.

If these ceilings are not removed, commercial, industrial, and residential spaces may still contain asbestos. The only way to confirm if a substance contains asbestos is with laboratory testing.

When handling suspected asbestos products, licensed asbestos contractors such as ANZ Enviro should be engaged.

Disturbing asbestos ceilings by sanding, painting, or patching could release harmful asbestos fibers into the air by creating very dangerous asbestos dust.

For damaged or deteriorating ceilings and roof spaces, complete removal of asbestos may be recommended to minimise risk.

As always, the most effective and safest way to handle asbestos is to engage a professional for advice and assist with next steps with your project.

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In accordance with current regulations, adequate precautions must be provided to ensure asbestos is either encapsulated or removed by a licensed and qualified professional.

Whilst asbestos removal can be a complicated process, engaging a professional that understands the dangers is imperative.

ANZ Enviro holds relevant licensing (Class A & B) and meets all necessary regulations for both bonded and friable asbestos removal.

With over 30 years of experience, our specially trained asbestos removal experts have the necessary equipment and knowledge to effectively complete projects on time and within budget.

Our team prides itself on ‘Doing it once, doing it right’ & we look forward to having the privilege of working with you on your next project!

Stipple Ceiling Removal

If you have a stipple ceiling in your residential home or commercial property, then we can have it removed for you. Stipple ceiling were a way to seal and insulate roofs cheaply, but they contained asbestos so they have to be removed if you have this types of ceiling.

The team at ANZ Enviro Asbestos Removal have helped hundreds of local residence remove their stipple ceilings over the years and we can ensure that we can remove every trace of your stipple ceiling and have the area cleaned and fre