Asbestos internal walls - remove and replace for added insulation?

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  1. zephie2285

    zephie2285 New Member

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    Hello, we have purchased a little fibro house on a great block of land for our family. Our plan is to move into the house with a very minimal reno (new carpet, sand floorboards, some new appliances (that can be re-used) and possibly paint) and then in another 2 years plus, do a big reno where we add an extension out the back, replace the roof and remove the external fibro and clad.
    As suspected we have now also confirmed that the internal walls are all asbestos as well. we are worried about the house being cold and so are considering getting professionals to remove the internal asbestos walls, adding insulation, and then replastering in the 2 main bedrooms (which we envisage wont change in our bigger reno down the line.) The rooms also all have open vents which we want to paster over (our building inspector said this was fine for now as the external vents will still be open...) Is this a good idea? any feedback or alternative ideas? Thanks.
     
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    willair Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    If the roof is the old super 66 asbestos sheets ,it would pay to seal those internal vents because those old roof sheets break down and the dust come's in through the vents..
     
  3. neK

    neK Well-Known Member

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    Asbestos internal walls are fine if you don’t crack them.

    Most older fibro houses have asbestos on the outside and it’s horsehair plasterboard on the inside
     
  4. wylie

    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    If it is a small house, is it worth working with what is there rather than bulldozing and starting again? It is generally more expensive to work with an old building than start fresh.
     

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