Typically, asbestos millboard is made up of 100% asbestos. To ensure safety, this type of asbestos removal work must be done using a full enclosure with negative air extraction units.

Friable Vinyl Sheet Floor Covering

Removal procedure


Safety First

Safety First

While the millboard is still attached to the floor, it should be wetted down as the vinyl layer is peeled away.


While the asbestos millboard needs to be dampened properly, do not wet it to the point where pools of contaminated water are formed.


If heat is needed to soften the old adhesive beneath a vinyl tile, be sure avoid burning the tile. Otherwise poisonous decomposition products can be produced.


To make removal easier, the vinyl can be cut into strips before bagging or can be rolled into single roll and wrapped and sealed with plastic.


If some of the asbestos millboard on the floor surface remains there, soak it with water and then scrape away.


If you are considering using other methods of removal for millboard, be wary of excessive fibre release from the asbestos millboard and other additional hazards.

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Bonded Asbestos Removals

What is Bonded Asbestos?

Bonded (Class B) asbestos is less immediately dangerous than Class A and is part of a fibre-cement product. The asbestos is in bonded sheets where it’s deeply embedded in a hardened matrix. The sheets may be flat, corrugated or tubular.

As per the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2011, an independent competent person is needed to undertake a clearance inspection and issue a clearance certificate following any Class 'B' asbestos removal jobs.

Friable Asbestos Removals

What is Friable Asbestos?

Friable ACM is any material that contains more than one percent asbestos by weight or area, depending on whether it is a bulk or sheet material and can be crumbled, pulverized, or reduced to powder by the pressure of an ordinary human hand.

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Deconstruction / Reconstruction

Asbestos Removals Australia understands the pressures that come from taking on a renovation project. We aim to make this process as easy and stress free as possible for all clients by offering a list of contractors with many years experience in the building industry. To help put your mind at ease we can organise an onsite consultation with any number of trades before work commences on your project.

These cover:

- Builders
- Electricians
- Plumbers & Gas
- Flooring Specialists
- Roofers
- Excavation

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