Can materials be recycled after demolition?

Yes—90% of demolition materials can be recycled and repurposed including cement, insulation, majority of metal materials (such as copper and steel), tiles, plasterboards and more. Talk to our demo team to discuss further details! Demolition Blokes are always resourceful and conscious of the environment.

What’s the difference between friable and non-friable asbestos?

Friable asbestos is asbestos which can easily be reduced to powder, and therefore becomes airborne. This poses a higher risk for people who come in to contact with the substance, as airborne particular can be breathed in, and the lungs aren’t always able to break down the crystal fibres. Non-friable asbestos can also become airborne if broken down.

Can you demolish buildings which contain asbestos?

Yes—however, asbestos removal procedures will have to be taken first to prevent disturbing the fibres. Demolition Blokes are highly experienced in both of these areas and can provide you with the full service!

What’s the difference between demolishing and deconstructing?

Deconstructing is essentially pulling apart and salvaging materials, so they can be recycled in the future. Demolition is using machinery to knock down—generally destroying it in the process. Demolition Blokes are happy to fulfil both services; carefully removing any materials of value prior to the demolition.

How do you make sure all asbestos has been removed?

Demolition Blokes arrange an air monitoring report and give a clearance inspection before giving you the tick of approval for reoccupation. Have a look at our Asbestos removal process for more information.

Am I at risk if I have been living in a house with asbestos?

Firmly bonded asbestos is generally okay to live around until it wears or has been disturbed. To prevent the health risk early on, it’s important that you contact professionals to remove it under the correct safety guidelines. If you are worried you may have into contact with airborne fibres, we suggest you see a medical professional for an examination.

Do you need a licence for asbestos removal?

A licence is required to remove more than 10 square metres of asbestos, which our professionals have attained. However, it is not recommended that you conduct your own asbestos removal in the event of friability.

How do you choose a reliable asbestos removalist?

There are various qualities that make up a good removalist, some of these are:


  • Reliable
  • Good at communicating
  • Willing to answer any of your comments or queries
  • Qualified
  • Compliant with health and safety guidelines
  • Thorough in removal and testing procedures
  • Educated in order to give accurate quotes and advice.

Have a read of our testimonials to see what our past clients say about us!

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