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Magnesite Flooring Removal Services In Sydney

Are you concerned about the risks associated with magnesite flooring removal? We at SMR Builders are here to help. We are experts in magnesite removal services in Sydney.

What Is Magnesite Flooring?

Magnesite is a unique flooring material that was commonly installed between the 1920s and 1980s. It often included components like sawdust, wood fibres, and sometimes, asbestos.

You might be questioning, ‘Does my magnesite flooring have asbestos, and do I need to get it tested?’ As a reputable business, we’re here to assist you with these concerns.

Does Magnesite Contain Asbestos?

Magnesite flooring can contain asbestos. This can be a health hazard if not dealt with correctly.

Asbestos fibres can get into the air and cause serious lung diseases if they’re breathed in. That’s why it’s important to be very careful with this type of flooring. You should get professional help to remove and dispose of magnesite safely.

Do I Need To Test My Magnesite For Asbestos?

Asbestos in magnesite flooring can pose significant health risks. Therefore, before you begin any removal process, it’s important to have it professionally tested.

If your magnesite flooring is damaged, be aware that it might contain asbestos. This hazardous material can expose you to serious health issues like lung cancer and asbestosis. It’s not worth taking a gamble with your health.

You need professional testing to accurately determine if asbestos is present in your magnesite flooring. We urge you not to compromise your health by attempting to remove asbestos-contaminated magnesite without proper testing and professional help.

When Should You Remove Magnesite?

If your magnesite flooring shows signs of damage from water, warping, concrete cancer or general wear and tear, it’s time to think about having it professionally removed.

Don’t wait until mould or mildew starts to grow, as this is a clear sign your floor urgently needs to be removed. Keep in mind that without proper sealing or regular maintenance, your magnesite flooring can quickly deteriorate. It’s important to act fast to avoid further damage to your property.

Important Things to Know About Removing Magnesite

Looking to remove magnesite in your property? Here are some key points to remember.
Magnesite flooring can weaken due to water damage, possibly causing structural problems in your building such as concrete cancer. This is why it’s essential to engage professional services like ours for safe and efficient removal.
To remove magnesite, obtaining strata approval is a must. Failing to do so can result in legal issues.

How Much Does It Cost To Remove Magnesite Flooring?

In Sydney, you can expect an average rate of about $42 per square metre for professional magnesite removal. But it’s important to remember that this isn’t the only cost.

We also provide floor levelling services, which typically cost between $40 and $65 per square meter. The disposal of magnesite waste generally costs between $150 to $750. If your project requires removing skirting boards, that’s an additional cost ranging from $10 to $60 per meter.

Is Concrete Grinding Required After Magnesite Is Removed?

Concrete grinding is, in fact, necessary after removing magnesite.

After the magnesite has been removed, there could be some residue or rough patches left on your concrete slab. By performing concrete grinding, we can get rid of these imperfections, creating the perfect base for your new floor.

As professionals in concrete grinding, we guarantee that your concrete slabs will be prepared correctly. This ensures your new flooring won’t only look great but will also stand the test of time.

Do I Need to Remove Magnesite Before Installing A New Coating Or Flooring System?

We strongly recommend magnesite floor removal before installing a new floor or coating it.

If you skip this step, leftover magnesite can cause problems like bubbling, delamination, or even failure of your new floor. This means you’d have to go through a frustrating and expensive cycle of repeated repairs.

By opting for magnesite floor removal before installing new materials, you ensure a proper bond between the surfaces. It is laying the perfect foundation for your new floor, leading to a seamless, long-lasting finish.

Is Magnesite Removal Dangerous?

If you’re thinking about removing magnesite, it’s important to know it can be risky. This process can expose you to harmful substances like asbestos and silica dust. Breathing in these substances can cause serious health problems, including lung issues and diseases related to asbestos.

Also, if you don’t handle magnesite floor removal properly, you could get hurt.

That’s why safety is a priority for us. We make sure to use proper safety measures, which include wearing personal protective equipment (PPE), using the right tools, and following procedures that keep everyone safe.

As professionals with experience in magnesite removal, we know how to do the job safely.

Strata Magnesite Removal

We specialise in strata magnesite removal and we’re here to guide you through the process.

You might be asking, ‘Will strata cover the costs? Do I need their approval to start?’ These are common concerns and we’re dedicated to providing clear answers.

We’re here to help you navigate these questions and understand the process, as well as your responsibilities.

Will Strata Pay To Remove My Magnesite Flooring?

Are you wondering about who pays for the removal of your magnesite flooring? The answer isn’t always straightforward and depends on the specific by-laws of your building. Strata committees often bear the cost for magnesite flooring removal, concrete grinding, and waste disposal. However, you, as the owner, could be responsible for other costs like additional flooring removal and floor levelling.

According to most building by-laws, it’s Strata’s legal responsibility to pay for the removal of magnesite. But remember, Strata committees can change these by-laws, altering who’s accountable for these costs. So, it’s very important to stay updated on your building’s specific regulations.

At our company, we can help you navigate through this process. We’ll help you understand your Strata’s by-laws and ensure a smooth and cost-effective magnesite flooring removal. Let’s take care of the complexities and provide you with the best service possible.

Do I Need Strata Approval To Remove Magnesite From My Home?

The short answer is yes. But don’t worry, we’re here to guide you through the process.

Strata typically covers costs for tasks like magnesite flooring removal, concrete grinding, and waste disposal. This can make the process a lot easier for you.

You might need to handle floor levelling and additional flooring removal, though. It’s important to note that Strata may cover these costs unless the by-laws are changed. Strata committees have the power to update these rules, which could affect who pays for what. That’s why we recommend checking your specific Strata by-laws before you start.

We can help you understand these regulations so your removal process goes smoothly.

How Long Does It Take to Remove Magnesite Floors Take?

On average, removing magnesite flooring process takes between 4 to 6 days, although this can vary depending on the size and condition of your property.

Our team is committed to a thorough job, which includes removing all magnesite toppings and addressing any underlying damage. In cases of extensive damage, we may need to undertake some rebuilding, which could extend the project timeline.

But don’t worry, we’re equipped with the latest tools and machinery to ensure an efficient and safe removal process.

Do You Need Magnesite Flooring Removal?

At SMR Builders, we offer comprehensive magnesite removal services in Sydney. Are you dealing with outdated magnesite flooring or planning for a new coating system? Let’s take care of it.

With over 20 years of experience, our team is fully equipped to handle the removal and replacement of your magnesite flooring in a safe and efficient manner. Protect your home and your family’s health by reaching out to us for a reliable and effective service.

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“I’ve had Predrag manage four projects for me for over four years, and I’ve been completely satisfied. Predrag was completely professional, starting with the quotes for the jobs he undertook, breaking them down into sections. He also has an eye for detail and makes suggestions for anything he feels needs attention. He’s punctual and reliable, and so I couldn’t recommend Predrag highly enough.”

Helen Muir

“Predrag Loncar of SMR Builders was hired in March 2020 to carry out remedial repairs to our property, to reverse bad building practices during the original build 20 years ago, which had led to extensive damp problems in the walls. His initial inspection was detailed, wide-ranging and thorough. After we had accepted his quote, he made sure that he consulted and liaised with us at every stage of the work. When he opened the walls for repair, in several places, he discovered further problems which he carefully explained to us and then offered suggestions for repair. With Predrag and SMR Builders, you will get someone passionate about his work, who has a detectives’ nose for seeking out the best possible solution and who wants to achieve the best possible result. He is very aware that his work is in someone’s home, and he constantly stresses to his men to be respectful of their surroundings. We are very happy to say that the team of Christian the foreman, with Ivan and Caramba, were very pleasant to have around, and did not cause us any problems at all. We have no hesitation in recommending Predrag and SMR Builders; it would be very difficult to find a better builder for your remedial work.”

Gillian Russell & William Hope

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