A James Hardie ceiling panel. Very popular in commercial and public buildings. If in doubt have a sample tested to ensure the identification whether it contains asbestos or not.
Advertisement for an Asbestos Roofing Compound sold in Townsville in 1912 (17 February 1912, The Queenslander)
“Asbestolux” is one of the more dangerous types of Asbestos containing Materials found in Queensland. Also known as low density Board. Due to the amount of asbestos used in the product of approximately 70% it can be damaged easily and therefore must be treated as a friable type of Asbestos. This product can only be removed by a qualified “A” Class Asbestos removalist. Townsville Asbestos is licenced to remove this product.
Please read the Factsheet from the Queensland Division of Workplace Health and Safety regarding this product (PDF, 318kb)
Please refer to this factsheet issued by Queensland Health on the possible health risk from Asbestos bags used for carpet underlay
Asbestos bags recycled for use in carpet underlay (PDF, 40kb)
Commonly found in many Sugar Mills in Queensland. Generally made of Asbestos “Super Six” sheeting.
A common design of Cooling tower found in many Queensland sugar mills
Example of a Downpipe containing Asbestos. From a Commercial building site.
An example of illegally dumped waste containing sheets of asbestos containing material. Contact your local council council immediately upon finding waste that has been dumped illegally. Asbestos waste can be real hazard if not disposed of properly.
An illegally dumped water pipe with damaged outer asbestos containing insulation. Due to the poor condition of the insulation this can be a real hazard unless disposed of in the correct manner.
Postcard from Wunderlich showing the manufacture of "Durabestos" sheeting at the Brisbane Factory circa 1960's (Hall Collection)
"Durabestos" roofing became popular in Queensland during the 2nd World War due to the shortage of galvanised iron indicated in the advertisement from 1940. (16 February 1940, The Cairns Post)
Postard from the 1950's advertising the Wunderlich "Durabestos" corrugated roof sheeting. (Hall Collection)
Advertisement promoting "Durachrome" sheeting (Courier Mail, 2 November 1934)