This bathroom renovation had a little hick up, as we do on every job built before 1988.
We carry out an asbestos test since asbestos is very dangerous to deal with.
We mentioned this to our client that we will allow for asbestos testing of the wall sheets.
Our client produced a document from an interstate company that had carried out testing of the walls stating no asbestos found, so in we go ripping out the wall linings. The next thing I know, my daughter is into me: “DAD! Stop! this is asbestos!”.
On the back of the wall lining was the dreaded sticker, warning this product contains asbestos. We could not believe it. Our client felt so sorry and was heartbroken for what had happened. We must say, this was no fault of our client.
We use a local ACT Government Analytical Laboratory. If we have any doubt about the age of your home, we will carry out the required testing to insure the safety of our clients and trades people.
Everything went smoothly after that, successfully evolving the bathroom to something beautiful.