When Was Asbestos Finally Banned In New Zealand?

Here at RCG, we provide safe and efficient services for removing asbestos from the premises. As members of Site Safe, Pacifica Trust, and other regulatory bodies, you can count on us for licensed asbestos removals in the Auckland area. Asbestos is a term that both homeowners and business owners should be aware of. In fact, […]

How Can I Tell If My Ceiling Or Popcorn Ceiling Has Asbestos?

Damp Moisture Wall

We all know what a health hazard asbestos can be. Asbestos fibres, which can be found in certain types of ceiling, are known to cause a range of serious lung conditions, which is why it’s important to know whether you have asbestos in your ceiling. But how can you tell, and what should you do […]

Asbestos Removal Costs: What to Expect and How to Budget

Vacuum Cleaning

If you think there might be asbestos in your home or workplace, it’s understandable to be worried. This mineral, although naturally occurring, is now known to be dangerous. Despite this, it was frequently used in buildings until the 1980s due to its strength and flexibility. Over time, increasing restrictions have been placed on asbestos usage […]

Asbestos Testing for Popcorn Ceilings: How to Confirm Asbestos Presence

Popcorn Ceiling

The presence of asbestos can be detrimental to not only the health of you and all individuals that come and go within the building, but it can also damage the structural integrity of the property itself. If your property has popcorn ceilings, you might want to consider testing for asbestos. Rest assured that at Reliable […]

The Asbestos Removal Process: Step-by-Step Guide to a Safe Home

Asbestos Removal Process

Asbestos can linger in a home for a long time, and only when inadvertently disturbed, pose serious health risks to the inhabitants. Your breathing can be greatly affected, and you could even experience asbestosis. Needless to say, it’s important to embark on a thorough asbestos removal process if you even suspect the presence of this […]

Asbestos in Homes: How to Identify and Manage Asbestos-Containing Materials

Asbestos Roof Removal

Over time, the New Zealand government has placed more and more restrictions on the use of asbestos in construction projects. For example, the country banned raw asbestos in 1984 and ceased production of asbestos building materials in 1987. Nonetheless, it was not until 2016 that New Zealand largely stopped importing asbestos products and materials. This […]

Asbestos Roof Removal Regulations and Compliance

Asbestos Roof Removal

If you fear that the roof of your domestic or commercial property in Auckland may have asbestos, you would have good reason to be concerned. The natural fibrous material of asbestos was once widely used for roofing projects. However, such usage of asbestos has been phased out due to growing knowledge of health risks posed […]