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    Default To remove cladding or not?

    Hello again all,

    What are some points to consider when removing "suspected" (1960's) Asbestos Brick veneer from a weatherboard home.

    We have a 130 square metre house where the cladding was added on top of the white weatherboard to "modernise" it. We have absolutely no idea of the condition of the weatherboard underneath. I am of the opinion that removing the cladding and sorting it out is necessary since it is a buy and hold property for a long time noting section size and unitary plan.

    Yet, if the weatherboard is in too poor of a condition, the complete reclad of the house would be a heck of a lot more.

    This property is currently our PPOR with the intention to rent out in 4 years.

    Otara, $640k purchase (I do not believe we bought well). Therefore it is at the upper price cap of Otara at the moment, but we have just had 2 homes renovated on the street, 2 more demolished with new ones being built and more home removals down the road, I'm of the opinion it's too central to stay a slum!
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    Quote Originally Posted by snobilo View Post
    It is a buy and hold property for a long time noting section size and unitary plan.
    A few questions for you:

    Is it worth doing if during the development phase, it becomes necessary to remove the dwelling entirely from the site to go to a higher density?

    Is the Brick Veneer in good condition or crumbling away? Does an asbestos person consider this a risk?
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    That is another query to weigh up. Ideally we just want to rotate the house 90 degrees (to allow driveway past) then put a relocatable on the back.

    removing and rebuilding on the site would require too much capital I'd have to pull from other projects.

    Brick veneer is cracking in multiple places - hairline cracks though. Our building inspector did not say it is a current risk while it remains undisturbed.
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    Could you sell and buy a house without these issues?
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    Quote Originally Posted by snobilo View Post
    That is another query to weigh up. Ideally we just want to rotate the house 90 degrees (to allow driveway past) then put a relocatable on the back.

    removing and rebuilding on the site would require too much capital I'd have to pull from other projects.

    Brick veneer is cracking in multiple places - hairline cracks though. Our building inspector did not say it is a current risk while it remains undisturbed.
    Is it the actual brick that's cracking or the mortar? If you have step cracking in the brick, ie like a zig zag pattern then its probably foundation movement. In which case you need the foundation looked at. Is it on timber piles?

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    asbestos sheet over 10m2 needs specialist removal start talking to them first it is expensive and must be done properly

    talk to K Team (Tony 027 534 0045).


 

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