Asbestos Removal FAQ

Q: What is asbestos and why is it so dangerous?

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Asbestos is a generic name that is given to a group of fibrous silicate materials that occur naturally in the environment.

For many decades asbestos was mined and widely used. Due to its unique combination of flexibility, tensile strength, insulation and chemical inertness it became widely used by industry from the 1800s. Asbestos fibres are 50 to 200 times thinner than a human hair, can float in the air for a long time, can be invisible to the naked eye and can be breathed into the lungs.

Asbestos fibres can split down, reducing in size until they are small enough to travel deep into the body where they pierce the lining of the lungs. The body does not have a mechanism for removing materials from this deep within the lungs and as the asbestos fibres are embedded in the lining, they will remain in the body for the rest of a person's life. Asbestos related diseases are caused by the inhalation or ingestion of these particles of asbestos. The diseases caused by exposure include asbestosis, pleural plaques, lung cancer, mesothelioma and cancer of the intestinal tract.

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Q: How can I tell if I have asbestos in my house/office?

A: Most houses built before 1983 have asbestos sheeting somewhere in the dwelling (almost always in the laundry, bathroom and/or toilet) or outside in cladding or shingles. Asbestos corrugated roofing and cladding continued production until 1985 when it was fazed out and all asbestos products where finally banned on December 31, 2003. During the period 1983-2003 asbestos products were used from left over stock, so unfortunately is pretty hard to tell with out proper testing (Adelaide Recycled Timbers is able to get samples and have them tested for you). Even after the ban some asbestos containing products have been imported.

Q: How much does it cost to have asbestos removed?

A: Most people think it is going to cost more than actually does, give Glynn a call to organise a free quote appointment

Q: Can I remove Asbestos myself?

A: It is possible, but is it really worth the risk? Even one asbestos fibre is potentially dangerous to your heath!. Legally you are able to remove upto 10m2 of asbestos yourself as long as you follow SafeWork SA's procedures. Anything over 10m2 must be done by an approved contractor with an asbestos removal licence. Another thing to consider is disposing the asbestos which must be correctly packaged and taken to a waste station with an asbestos licence.



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Contact Details

Phone 0407 798 119
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Opening Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00am 4:00pm
Saturday 8:30am 12:00pm
Sunday & Public Holidays By Appointment



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Contact Us

Owners Name: Glynn Liebelt

Contact Name: Glynn Liebelt
Pauline Parfitt 
Address: 1189 Greenhill Rd
Uraidla, South Australia, 5137 

Postal Address: P O Box 200
URAIDLA, South Australia, 5142 

Telephone: 08 8390 1096

Yard Phone:

(Mark or Craig)

0407 798 119

Glynn Mobile: 0421 382 355

Fax: 08 8339 6689

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Asbestos Removal

Adelaide Recycled Timbers is able to provide a safe and professional service, removing and disposing of asbestos from both domestic homes and commercial properties. We are fully licensed to remove and transport asbestos to accredited waste dumps, with an asbestos removal licence (# 86651) and an EPA Licence (# 13003).

It doesn't matter how big or small the job is, give Glynn a call on 0421 382 355 and organise a free quote appointment.

All asbestos removals are carried out by trained personnel who follow the "Code of Practice" (Dec 2011) - How to safely remove asbestos set out by SafeWork SA complying with the Work Health and Safety act 2012 (SA). All jobs with a total asbestos removal of 10m2 or more are required to have to have monitors placed by an accredited entity, around the job site to monitor airborne asbestos levels (results available on request).

This Code of Practice includes:

  • Securing the site
  • Informing neighbouring properties
  • Wearing protective clothing 
  • Putting down ground sheets
  • Wetting down surfaces
  • Workers to maintain a high level of hygiene
  • Removal of loose bits of asbestos
  • All clothing to be wrapped in plastic and then disposed
  • All workers are trained and aware of the hazards of asbestos removal and disposal procedures.

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Adelaide Recycled Timbers is located in Uraidla, South Australia and specialises in asbestos removal, demolition, recycled timber and salvage.

Glynn Liebelt has owned and run the business for over 15 years and offers safe and professional service and FREE quotes.


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Contact Details


Glynn Liebelt


1189 Greenhill Rd, Uraidla, SA 5142 (map)


08 8390 1096


08 8339 6689


GLYNN 0421 382 355

YARD 0407 798 119



Products & Services

Adelaide Recycled Timbers specialises in:
  • Asbestos Removal
  • Demolition
  • Salvage
  • Recycled Timber
 Asbestos Removal
  • Adelaide Recycled Timbers follows the safe work procedure for the removal of asbestos as required by the National OH&S code of practice.
  • This procedure includes : wearing protective clothing, putting down ground sheets, wetting down surfaces, securing the site. 
 Adelaide Recycled Timbers services the following areas:
  • Adelaide Hills
  • Mt Barker
  • Adelaide
  • Country South Australia