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Rainfalls Impact On Mould Growth & 16 Helpful Tips To Prevent Mould

Increased rainfall in the winter months provides the ideal conditions for mould to grow due mainly to a cold, damp, and dark environment. Mould is often concentrated near sources of moisture where it can easily grow and reproduce. As it grows, mould can breakdown and compromise the integrity and strength of the source in which it lives including many common building materials such as timber and plasterboard. It can also damage personal items such as those made from leather, paper products, wall art and pictures.

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What to expect as part of an asbestos survey?

If you suspect you may have asbestos in your home, you’re probably wondering what to expect as part of an asbestos survey. Always hire a qualified company to do an asbestos survey at your home. It is not recommended that you do it yourself. Why is that? Asbestos surveyors are experts in the asbestos field and have experience, training, and expertise in identifying asbestos and asbestos containing materials (ACM).

There are three stages involved, read on to learn more.

Hospital Redevelopment – Taranaki | Asbestos Demolition Survey & Air Monitoring

Project name: Hospital Redevelopment Site: Taranaki Project overview:  Thomas Consultants Ltd (TCL) was engaged to provide asbestos demolition surveying services as part of a development for a new health facility in Taranaki. Fully intrusive demolition surveys were conducted on a former laundry building with a total floor area of 2000 square metres including services tunnels. Following surveying works,…

Carrington Road Housing Development | Asbestos Assessing and Surveying

Project name: Carrington Road Housing Development Site: Carrington Road, Mount Albert Project overview:  Thomas Consultants Ltd (TCL) was engaged to provide asbestos demolition surveying services as part of what could be New Zealands largest urban housing development in Mount Albert, Auckland. Fully intrusive demolition surveys were conducted on 15+ commercial and education buildings with total floor area…

Heron Ship Repair – Asbestos Assessing and Surveying

The Client: Heron Ship Repair Limited The Site: Port Road, Whangarei The Project: Heron Ship Repair Limited engaged Thomas Consultants Ltd (TCL) to provide Asbestos Assessor services during removal of super-6 cladding and roofing from their winch house. TCL reviewed the contractor’s removal methodology and asbestos removal control plans (ARCP). During removal works, Thomas Consultants…

City Rail Link (CRL) / Link Alliance

Client name: City Rail Link (CRL)/Link Alliance Site: Mount Eden, Karangahape Road and Albert Street Station Developments Project overview: CRL engaged Thomas Consultants Ltd (TCL) to undertake full asbestos demolition surveys of 45+ commercial and residential buildings and compile a scope of works for removal of both friable and non-friable asbestos containing materials (ACM) from these buildings. Following this, TCL reviewed contractor removal…

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10 Tips To Prevent Mould This Winter

Winter is approaching and with it comes mould. There are all sorts of practical things you can do maintain a healthy and happy home. The key to preventing mould is to create a dry, well-ventilated environment where mould will not thrive.

There are simple everyday things you can do to assist, as well as considering more significant measures. Here’s our top 10 tips.