What is Asbestos?

“Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral. It contains strong fibres that have excellent durability, fire resistance and insulating properties. Asbestos fibres are 50 to 200 times thinner than a human hair, can float in the air for a long time, can be invisible to the naked eye and can be breathed into the lungs.

In the past, asbestos was mined from the ground and manufactured into many different materials. Materials containing asbestos were very common in the Australian residential building industry between the 1940s and late 1980s before their production stopped. The use of all forms of asbestos has been banned nationally since 31 December 2003. The ban does not apply to asbestos installed prior to this date.”

Is it Dangerous?

“Current scientific and medical evidence supports the fact that simply living or working in a building that contains asbestos is not dangerous so long as the asbestos is in good condition (i.e. undamaged, undisturbed).”

Information can be found at the Queensland Health Asbestos web site

Additional Asbestos information is now available by downloading the latest Asbestos Management Review Document

How can Ordanga Construction Services help?

Ordanga Properties is a licensed asbestos removalist, equiped to accommodate all types of asbestos removal. We are members of the Asbestos Industries Association and Quality Assured by Australian Standards through Sci-Qual Australia. Ordanga Properties has successfully completed more roofs than any other contractor in the Queensland State Schools Roof Replacement Programme. We completed the first full asbestos decontamination to a State School. This was the first of it’s kind in Queensland State Schools.

Asbestos Maintenance

We have the ability to respond to asbestos maintenance issues where it is necessary to secure and decontaminate the affected area as a matter of priority. As both licenced builders and asbestos removalists we can provide a complete service for your requirements.