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    We have a property that we are looking to rebuild on (demo/build new) late next year. The house is a 1970s house in reasonably good condition for the age. I contacted a few house removal companies hoping to sell the current property, but none of them are interested due to asbestos in the ceiling and decramastic tile roof. We did factor in cost for demolishing the house when we purchased, but was wondering if there are other options? We contemplated selling privately instead of to a moving company but never done this before, any advice/suggestions would be much appreciated!

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    giving it away for free would be better than paying for demo, make sure the buyers clean up the site

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    • #3
      is decramastic tile roof bad?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jimO View Post
        giving it away for free would be better than paying for demo, make sure the buyers clean up the site
        That's what we are thinking. Is TradeMe the best place for this? What would we need to watch out for, e.g. contracts etc to make sure the house is removed on time and site tidied up?

        Originally posted by jack2016 View Post
        is decramastic tile roof bad?
        Just the fact that the tiles contain asbestos...?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jack2016 View Post
          is decramastic tile roof bad?
          it has asbestos in it, cant just rip it off and dump it anymore

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          • #6
            Originally posted by chocobo_ff View Post
            That's what we are thinking. Is TradeMe the best place for this? What would we need to watch out for, e.g. contracts etc to make sure the house is removed on time and site tidied up?


            Just the fact that the tiles contain asbestos...?
            not sure probably best to talk to lawyer re contracts

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            • #7
              Personally, I think you'd be fighting an uphill battle.
              There are lots of relocatable houses out there and quite a few are free.
              Why would they take yours, when it will cost them extra tens of thousands for asbestos handling, when they could take one of the others that won't?

              I've been keeping an eye on the relocatable market for the past couple of years (planning a project myself) and the 70s ones tend to stay on the market for longer. I personally am not interested in anything newer than a 60s weatherboard.
              My blog. From personal experience.
              http://statehousinginnz.wordpress.com/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jimO View Post
                it has asbestos in it, cant just rip it off and dump it anymore
                Asbestos in Decramastic tiles??? Didn't know that.

                Can't you just spray them?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Aston View Post
                  Asbestos in Decramastic tiles??? Didn't know that.

                  Can't you just spray them?
                  a google search found https://www.hazmat.co.nz/2017/07/07/...astic-roofing/
                  Decramastic Tiles Asbestos. Some versions of mastic or bitumen based Pressed Metal Roof Tiles produced prior to the early 1980s contain asbestos. ... There are no risks associated with Pressed Metal

                  so has anyone done a test??

                  there is a lot of hysteria around this issue and for many the H and S issues are the issue not the actual asbestos.

                  If an issue remove the ceiling texture and perhaps the tiles? this will be an issue for demo as well.

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                  • #10
                    the builder my son works for did a major reno of a massive Aframe it was on a full basement and 2 story on a sloping section so the ridge to the ground at the back was over 10 meters, it cost over 20k to get the roof removed and cleaned up by a asbestos removal co

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by chocobo_ff View Post
                      We have a property that we are looking to rebuild on (demo/build new) late next year. The house is a 1970s house in reasonably good condition for the age. I contacted a few house removal companies hoping to sell the current property, but none of them are interested due to asbestos in the ceiling and decramastic tile roof. We did factor in cost for demolishing the house when we purchased, but was wondering if there are other options? We contemplated selling privately instead of to a moving company but never done this before, any advice/suggestions would be much appreciated!
                      Which city is the house ?

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