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Bonded and Friable Asbestos Removal

We hold a Class A Asbestos Licence (#AD213058) enabling us to remove both bonded and friable asbestos. Asbestos can be found in many different forms and our highly experienced team specialise in all forms of asbestos removal and can guide you every step of the way. If asbestos is likely to be disturbed whilst working on your house it is recommended that it be safely removed before other works are carried out.

Safework NSW must be notified a minimum of 5 days prior to commencing any friable or bonded asbestos removal over 10 m2 and must be overseen by a qualified and approved asbestos supervisor. Our professional team ensure removal is completed in accordance with all aspects of the Code of Practice ‘How to Safely Remove Asbestos’, which includes requirements for mandatory risk assessment & safety documentation, best practise procedures & equipment, and safe removal methods & controls.

‘Bonded’ (or non-friable) asbestos is the most common type of asbestos and examples include fibro cladding, eaves, wall & ceiling linings, corrugated roofing, barge capping, flashings, gutters, downpipes and some types of vinyl floor tiles. Bonded asbestos is commonly encountered during home renovations and demolition projects. Wet removal methods are used and breakages avoided, wherever possible, so the asbestos fibres remain contained throughout the removal process.

The word ‘friable’ derives from the Latin word meaning “to crumble” and so ‘friable asbestos’ simply refers to asbestos containing materials that are easily crumbled. As a result, harmful asbestos fibres are more readily released into the air when these materials are disturbed, substantially increasing the risks associated with this type of asbestos.

Some examples of friable asbestos include pipe lagging, vermiculite, loose-fill insulation, asbestos dust, vinyl floor tiles and asbestos affected by fires. Our highly qualified team have extensive experience in the safe removal of all forms of friable asbestos removal. The distinction between friable and bonded/non-friable isn’t an absolute one. Over time through weathering, non-friable asbestos can become friable.

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Highly impressed. Prompt, helpful, friendly and efficient. Will definitely use this business again.

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RABEK were great. They were very efficient and friendly. I would be happy to recommend them.



Excellent service and great communication. I’m very happy with the work that RABEK completed.

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Our customers, whether homeowners, builders, insurers or councils, all have a problem that requires a specialist solution. We take pleasure in providing individual solutions with the highest levels of care, professionalism and an absolute commitment to safety.
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