Asbestos Roof Removal Chrsitchurch

Asbestos can be found in many building materials throughout commercial, industrial, and residential spaces including paint, ceilings, cement, insulation, roof shingles and floor tiles. From 1930 to 1950, many commercial, industrial, and residential homes in New Zealand used asbestos insulation for sound proofing and fire proofing. Additionally, some external cladding products (roofing and siding shingles) were also made of asbestos including roof tiles.  No amount of asbestos exposure is considered safe, and many structures built before the 1980s still contain a significant amount of asbestos throughout.

Asbestos roof tiles (pressed metal tiles roofs) were increasingly popular throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s.  At the time of peek popularity, these galvanized steel or aluminum roofs were preferred because they were lightweight and attractive, mimicking the appearance of a concrete roof tile. Available in a wide range of colours, pressed metal roof tiles could also be repainted to suit any aesthetic choice.  What some may not know is that these pressed metal sheet roofs were often coated in bitumen which also contained asbestos.

As these products approach the end of their lifecycle, several issues have begun to arise. Along with the usual rust and bending of the tiles, there is a much more significant environmental dangers and health risk posed by these once very popular roof tiles. As many tiny stone chips on the tile roof are visibly beginning to flake off so is the bitumen backing and thus asbestos fibers.

These external cladding products found in many roofing and shingles now pose a significant environmental danger due to age, adverse weather, or movement as asbestos fibers have become airborne when disturbed.  This is especially the case during refurbishment or renovation projects (residential, industrial, or commercial) when change occurs more to these very fragile pieces.

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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 Asbestos From Your Roof With ANZ Enviro

Due to overall weakness of the structure, the roofs themselves can become easily damaged even from light foot traffic.  Simply walking across a roof could easily release more hazardous asbestos fibers into the air.  All over New Zealand and Australia, asbestos containing materials (including asbestos panels used on roofing) has begun to show significant damage, deterioration, cracks, or splits. Asbestos cement sheets are often very brittle and fragile, so it is recommended to never walk, climb nor cut holes into the sheeting of an asbestos roof.



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Asbestos cement that is commonly found in residential spaces typically contains between 10% to 15% of asbestos but ceiling spaces below can often contain varying concentrations of asbestos dust.  As the roof deteriorates becoming more weathered and brittle, more high-risk concentrations of asbestos fibers are released into the environment, area below and into the roof space.  The more cracking, breaking, fragmenting and general deterioration that occurs to these roofs, the more asbestos dust begins to accumulate within the roof cavity.  As many roofs can look similar, always proceed with necessary caution noting that the only way to confirm if a tile or roof contains asbestos is to have it sampled with an Accredited NATA laboratory.

If asbestos dust particles become inhaled or ingested this can lead to many health problems including breathing difficulties and serious life threating illnesses including lung cancer, asbestos, and mesothelioma.  With these significant health repercussions in mind, it is imperative that asbestos removal is completed by professionals with experience in handing hazardous materials.  If you suspect your roof or ceiling may contain hazardous materials such as ACM, ensure you have it sampled and tested by an Accredited NATA laboratory then removed by a qualified asbestos removalist such as ANZ Enviro.


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Engaging a skilled and licensed professional in a removal of commercial, industrial, or residential asbestos roof and ceiling will increase property value whilst providing safety and a more aesthetically pleasing exterior.  ANZ Enviro holds relevant asbestos licensing (Class A & B) and meets all necessary regulations for both bonded and friable asbestos removals. Our specially trained asbestos removal experts have the necessary tools, machinery and equipment combined with 30 years of knowledge to carry out projects effectively and efficiently within budget.

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ANZ Enviro’s team will ensure the dangerous asbestos materials are properly sealed thus mitigating risk of exposure and pollution. ANZ Enviro will also ensure that all hazardous waste is disposed of in accordance with local council standards.  With over three decades of industry experience, we have the professional capability necessary to tackle even the most technically difficult projects on any scale in any location. 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!