Conqra Asbestos Solutions service the Auckland region and beyond. We specialise in residential, commercial, educational and industrial premises. This includes onsite appraisal, reporting, sampling and air monitoring, asbestos removal or containment plans and the removal of all types of Asbestos. We hold both Asbestos Contractors Pollution Liability Insurance and Contractors Public Liability Insurance.

Why Conqra?

  • Most asbestos removal is ‘restricted work’
  • We are a Licensed Asbestos Removal Holder RA16050034
  • We hold both Asbestos Pollution Liability Insurance and Contractors Public Liability Insurance
  • Experienced in all types of removal. Residential, commercial and industrial

What we offer…

  • Removal
  • Site visits
  • Tests to confirm asbestos
  • Already removed? – disposal and site clean.
  • Pre purchased reports
  • Site surveys for Commercial, Industrial and Residential
Download CONQRA Asbestos checklist

Here are some points to consider:

1. Applicable Legislation – Management and Removal of Asbestos, Approved Code of Practice(ACOP), November 2016 – Worksafe NZ

The removal or alteration of any Asbestos Containing Material (ACM), Soil (ACS) or Dust (ACD) can be Restricted and Notifiable to Worksafe NZ under this legislation. If the asbestos is Friable or covers more than 10sqm over the entire job a licensed asbestos removal company and independent Asbestos Assessor must be used. As required under the legislation our supervising staff are registered with Worksafe NZ as are the registered independent Asbestos Assessor used for the Clearance Certificate. All contaminated waste is transported to registered landfills that hold the necessary consents and permits for disposal.

2. Where is asbestos commonly found?

The health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) regulations 2016 consider that structures constructed or installed before 1 January 2000 may contain asbestos. Examples are;
  • Fencing
  • Decking
  • External building claddings – flat or weatherboard style & imitation brick
  • Roofing both flat and corrugated, guttering, downpipes, gables, eaves & soffits, baseboards, shingles
  • Water-pipes, drainage pipes
  • Hot water cylinder insulation and water pipe wrapping
  • Wallboard plaster skim coat, textured ceilings & ceiling tiles
  • Under sheet vinyl & tile vinyl flooring
  • Insulation in roof/wall cavities
  • Inbuilt & freestanding fireplaces including heat insulation board
  • Zelemite backing on power switchboards
  • Other hidden locations such as behind retaining walls, under concrete or buried demolition debris

3. If you find asbestos ….DON’T

  • Cut it.
  • Drill it.
  • Saw it.
  • Sand it.
  • Scrape it.
Asbestos Fibre on a Human Hair.
Plastic sheeting is placed on the ground to prevent digger/truck cross contamination.
Double layers of plastic sheeting lining truck prior to loading.
Contaminated soils being constantly dampened during the removal process.
Manual decontamination of excavator in triple lined bund to contain contaminates.
Contaminated waste from bund being double bagged for appropriate disposal.
Typical contaminated soil site where asbestos may not be visible until uncovered.
Brittle A/C roofing at it’s use by date. Highly friable.
Historic site soil contamination.
Historic site soil contamination.
Data cable entry through A/C sheeting.
Example of what we do not do. This image shows the stock piling of A/C sheets on top of the existing A/C roof. This is an incident waiting to happen.
Example of what we do not do. This image shows a non compliant handrail and contractors with inadequate P.P.E while being unsecured with no fall protection.
Example of what we do not do. The A/C sheet removal starting on the upper level with roofing contractors using face masks as sun hats or having no masks at all.
Hot water lagging.
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  • Dismantle it.
  • Scrub it.
  • Water blast it.
  • Demolish it.

4. When is asbestos a problem?

When the products integrity has been compromised and the ACM has become friable i.e in a powder form or able to be crumbled, pulverised or reduced to a powder by hand pressure when dry. Friable asbestos can become airborne or wash on to ground surfaces. If friable asbestos is detected an Asbestos management Plan must be created. Removal of or alteration to a structure containing ACM, some examples are; taking down a fence, replacing a hot-water cylinder pipe work, replacing a roof, gutters or downpipes, accessing a ceiling cavity with ACM insulation or physical alterations to the structure of your home. Under the legislation ACM must be either removed or encapsulated by a Worksafe NZ Licensed Asbestos Removal Holder.

5. Possible health effects

    • Asbestos represents 76% of all fatal claims
    • The fibres can float in the air up to 30 days and can be inhaled into the lungs.
    • Asbestos fibres can be invisible to the naked eye.
    • Asbestos – irreversible scaring that impairs breathing.
    • Mesothelioma – cancer of the linings of the lung.
    • Non-cancerous diseases that effect the linings around the lung and abdomen.

CONQRA Enviro References

“Conqra, I am a part owner of a rural residential property in Kerikeri that had an initial HAIL survey completed in 2016 by a local surveyor showing low levels of heavy metals present in a small area, but alarmingly indicated the presence of asbestos contamination across the whole of the site. After initial concern it quickly became clear we needed to find a contractor that had real time experience with identifying the true extent of the asbestos contamination and an efficient approach to cleaning up the site. Fortunately we had good contacts in the building industry who confidently pointed us in the direction of Conqra. Grant showed an incredible level of personal interest in helping us resolve the problem and went out of his way to visit the site with me on several occasions until we had tracked down the true extent of the problem. The intensive testing approach used by Conqra, combined with their valuable advice, enabled us to accurately map the asbestos contamination so that our consultant could provide the local council with a clear methodical clean-up plan that met the regional requirements. The testing showed a much lower level of contamination than originally indicated, massively reducing our potential costs. Following the acceptance of the plan by the council Conqra were on the job almost immediately. Conqra had a well thought out site management plan and insisted that all people wore the appropriate PPE gear while on the job. They worked well with the local earthmoving contractors who noted the professionalism of the Conqra team. We were particularly impressed by the approach of Conqra staff to questions from concerned adjoining residents, Worksafe and the council, in every instance they were courteous and calmly explained what they were doing to minimize any off- site contamination. As a result what could have been a challenging situation was resolved with minimal delay. Throughout the clean-up process Conqra worked closely with Worksafe ensuring all documentation was kept up to date and made sure the restricted works and Asbestos Removal Control Plan were accurate and correctly notified. Worksafe visited the site a number of times during the removal process and did not raise any concerns. I recommend Conqra to anyone that has a contamination problem and would confidently employ them again. Regards Gordon Welch” “I would like to express my gratitude for the professional manner in which Grant organised the demolition of a bach on my section. This included the removal of asbestos by Conqra and arranging for another company to complete the demolition of the property. I very much appreciated being fully informed at all stages of the demolition and that he liaised with neighbours, answering their questions and reassuring them about the process. Many thanks Grant for all your help and support, including recommending a local builder. I am very grateful. Regards Carol Mayers”
Asbestos removal in progress.
Asbestos removal in progress.
Asbestos removal in progress.
Asbestos removal in progress.
One of the decontamination units used throughout this project.
Asbestos removal in progress.
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– Sky Network Television Limited

我Danni 陈很感谢Grant 先生的帮助为我们及时处理了棘手的问题, 让我们得以及时开工。 事情是这样的: 我们有有一项目在Hauraki Cresent Pinehill, 我们和邻居围墙是用石棉瓦做围墙板的, 这种材料在新西兰被全面禁止使用的, 而且在1984年以后也停止生产(我们现在才知道)。 我们当时并不知情也没有这方面资讯, 因为也没几片,当时就想挖土时一起清理, 我们并不知道这是很严重而且危险的, 也不知道还要请专家专门处理和清理, 新西兰安全生产部门call NZ Work Safe 部门到现场要求我们立马停工并且封存工地,要求我们要寻求专家帮助清理才行, 这专家还必须有资格认证的才行, 我们联系了(Conqra Asbertors Solutions) 公司, 我们真很感谢他们的专业和敬业, 他们知道后马上派人到现场检查, 并做出处理放案也很快得到安全部门的认可。他们用了3天时间就处理了全部污染并通过安全部门认证。因为他们的专业让我们也减少损失, 我这里还要说一点Conqra 公司他们做事认真也诚信, 收费还比较合理, 要是碰到类似情况我们还会选择他们, 如果还要任何疑问你们可以向他们公司申请我的联系方式, 我很愿意分享我的感受, 因为合作愉快我愿意为他们做见证。 谢谢, Danni 陈 14/04/2016
Open cut trench allows for at depth sampling minimising cross contamination.
Identifying at depth soil sampling.
Open cut trench allows sampling in ground for more accuracy.
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– Gordon Welch