Case study one: Home owner - conducting safe home renovations

Date created: Date modified: 22 Mar 2021

Many Australians take great pride in buying older homes and lovingly renovating them. But with one third of Australian homes containing asbestos, this can be a dangerous process.

Nathan lives in Brisbane and over the years has purchased and renovated two fibro workers’ cottages. Although not a qualified tradesperson, he enjoys doing as much of the renovation work as possible. In both of the homes he has renovated, Nathan has taken a careful approach to removing asbestos in order to keep his home and his neighbours safe.