Asbestos Removals

In 2016, Due to H&S risk of sub contracting these works to others, Waghorn Builder’s committed to starting their own asbestos division to insure proper management of the dangerous substance, Waghorn obtained a Class A company licence for removal of friable asbestos.

Every member of Waghorn’s asbestos team holds either a Certificate of Competence, a friable class A supervisor license, A Blass non-friable license, a supervisor license, or an Asbestos assessor license.  and is approved to carry out ‘restricted’ asbestos work as per the current ACOP: Management and removal of Asbestos, and the Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulation’s 2016. 

It Is important to us that staff, clients and contractors are as safe as possible and confident that all work with this dangerous product, is being undertaken by qualified professionals who know what they are doing. Waghorn has the knowledge, the competent staff and modern equipment to ensure all work carried out is done so in a safe manner, to ensure the health and safety of all involved with the project.

Asbestos is New Zealand’s number one killer in the workplace. Around 170 people die each year from asbestos-related diseases. In Canterbury, we are at a particularly elevated level of risk of exposure to asbestos because of the amount of demolition and repair of buildings following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

Waghorn Builder’s is dedicated to ‘best practice’ and ensuring the safety of staff and members of the public, at all times.

Waghorn Builders is Asbestos Accredited through Worksafe, as well as with EQC, EQR and Fletchers.

We have worked with Ministry of Education, Environment Canterbury, Fletchers EQC & EQR, Multimedia services and Gough Group to name a few. We have also undertaken projects for Spotless Services and the New Zealand Defence Force.


At waghorn – we believe its important to get home safely – not just today – but many years later, for works completed today.