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Residents Evacuated After Asbestos Contamination
John Limpus Director of About The House helps to bring awareness to a dangerous asbestos hazard which affects multiple neighbours on a quiet street in Terrigal on the Central Coast.
What seemed like a normal task of power washing a roof becomes this streets nightmare as the roof contains asbestos, which impacts the surrounding neighbours homes as the asbestos particles travel due to the pressure of the hose.
By A Current Affair December 21, 2020
‘What if it’s asbestos?’ Family’s home DIY horror
A young family lost almost everything they owned and are $30,000 out of pocket after a DIY project exposed asbestos in their modern home.
Asbestos removal specialist John Limpus said finding asbestos in even modern homes was a common issue.
“The problem is the home renovators and builders, to save money, have clattered over the asbestos with gyprock or in a bathroom, for instance, take the tiles off and then retile over old asbestos,” he said
By A Current Affair July 13, 2018
Central Coast Council Will Review Asbestos Removal Initiatives
At Monday’s meeting, councillors voted to look at initiatives by Parramatta and Holroyd councils which offer free collection or disposal of small amounts of asbestos from residences during certain times of the year.
Local asbestos removal expert John Limpus spoke at the meeting and called on council to look into reduced fees due to an increase in dumping across the Coast.
By Fiona Killman December 20, 2017.
Buyers are choosing to knockdown and rebuild over buying brand new homes
AN INCREASING number of Sydneysiders are opting to build their own dream homes, snapping up deceased estates and older homes rather than buying new builds
“Requests for demolition jobs have increased by 60 per cent between April and May last year,” Ms Hole said. John Limpus, of About the House Asbestos Removal and Demolition, said demolition jobs were in demand in Blacktown because of the large number of older homes found in the area.
He said buyers should ensure they carry out an asbestos inspection and report before demolishing the existing home.
By Melissa Kehagias 26 April, 2017
"His hair was white with asbestos dust..."
WHEN John Limpus discovered a teenage apprentice electrician drilling through the eaves of an old house, he was shocked.
”His hair was white with asbestos dust. I can’t forget that image,” he recalls. ”He had no idea what he was doing. But he should have been educated about asbestos and his boss certainly should have warned him.”
By Natalie O’Brien April 8, 2012.
Asbestos, the outlawed fibre with a licence to kill
Ignorance, negligence and cover-ups led to the deaths of tens of thousands of Australians from asbestos-related diseases. When the building material was finally banned in Australia in 2003, too many people assumed it was a receding nightmare – that the real threat had died with one of its victims, the tireless campaigner Bernie Banton. They could not have been more wrong.
“There are people who are not even born yet that will come down with asbestos-related diseases because of this,” warns Barry Robson, president of the Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia. “It should have stopped by now.”
By Domain, April 8, 2012
adfa Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia
John Limpus from ATH (About The House) Asbestos Removal operates from the Cen- tral Coast. He is also a member of ADFA and a decent Aussie battler with a hands on approach who is striving to stay afloat and keep his workers in a job.
Newsletter February/March 2012