Commercial Asbestos Removal & Roof Replacement Thomastown

This large-scale asbestos removal in Melbourne for Kings Storage in Thomastown is requiring all of ACR Roofing’s planning skills and expertise. The roof on this project is 30-metres high. This means that safety is our first priority—both the safety of our Melbourne roofers, and the general public below. As such, we are using man cages to safely remove the asbestos spoutings and to install new gutters.

In addition, safety netting has been attached under the metal trusses of the building as an additional height safety implementation. This is the first time that safety netting has been used on such a project, proving that ACR Roofing really are leaders in the industry. Supervisor Leighton Boltwin is doing a great job in ensuring that the asbestos removal project stays on track.

ACR Roofing would like to thank a number of companies and people who have been involved with the project so far, including:

  • Stuart from Safelock for the first netting installation
  • David and his team from Spire Access and Rigging
  • Kenny from MAKE U SAFE for our hand rails
  • Lock Up Scaffolds for the huge scaffold tower
  • Associated Cranes for all their assistance on this project

Work on the Kings Storage job is progressing well—all our planning has certainly paid off. The asbestos removal job is going ahead at a great pace and the team is really pulling together to ensure that we stay on track and on budget.

When we first started work on the project, we were responsible for the factory roof replacement. We have now been asked to replace the existing asbestos wall cladding as well. This cladding is on both the Northern and Western sides of the building—the photos below show the beginning of the Western wall. In order to replace the wall cladding, the majority of the work has been undertaken from EWP machinery, cranes, man cages and scaffolding. Given the safety requirements for working at heights, organisation has been the key.

ACR Roofing is proud to announce that all work at Kings Storage in Thomastown has now been completed. All our planning, hard work and dedication has finally paid off. The end result is one that not only are the ACR roofers proud of, but that our client is tremendously happy with.

The asbestos removal job posed a number of challenges, including a roof that was 30-metres high, and necessitated the strictest of safety measures and protocols. Despite all the challenges, the job was delivered on time, and even ended up including additional scope of works to what we first quoted on.

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