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Asbestos

January 19th, 2011 at 03:08 pm

I got someone here at the moment removing the asbestos that was under the old tiles in our ensuite bathroom. It will cost me $300, this was definitely not in my budget for this renovation but at the same time I did thought that we might have asbestos somewhere. It was widely used when this house was built in the 60's. Oh well, $300 is a lot but I would rather be safe than sorry. The boss guy yesterday said that unfortunately $300 is their minimum charge so even if the area was twice as big it would cost about the same.

At least I know how much to budget for it in the main bathroom when we start renovating that in few months time. Unfortunately, we have the same tiles in the main bathroom and we are 99% sure that the underlay underneath will be the same.

This guys are at least pretty good though, they came right on time when they say they will be here. Unlike the guy we hire the other week to brick in our window. He said he will call back last week to confirm when he can do it but we haven't heard from him at all. We might have to call someone else now. Well he missed out cause I actually was going to hire for a lot more other stuff around the house to do. He could have made a bit of money from us. I guess it is better to find out now that later when he is half way through a job that won't get finish.

Oh they just finish, I better go and pay them.

2 Responses to “Asbestos”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    The first house I ever owned was sided in asbestos. I always wondered if the new owners had to get it taken down. At the time it was considered OK as long as the material wasn't broken or invaded. That house was built in the 40's.

  2. Jerry Says:

    We had a guy leave a job unfinished once and it cost him a lot, because it certainly will lead us never to use or refer him to anyone else. I am always surprised when I see this, because a good referral is insurance of a ton more work if they do it right, but it's hard to find people to do it right.
    Jerry

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