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.