What is asbestos and why is it so dangerous?

Asbestos is a set of 6 naturally occurring silicate minerals, each fibre consisting of microscopic fibrils that can be released by friction or abrasion .
Asbestos is commonly found in roofing material like corrugated asbestos cement roof sheets, cement gutters and pipes, ceiling boards and water tanks.
All types of asbestos fibre are known to cause serious health hazards in humans.
According to OHSA there is no safe level of exposure to asbestos fibres.
Prolonged inhalation of asbestos can cause serious illnesses like lung cancer and asbestosis (a progressive fibrosis of the lungs)


Coastline Asbes is a new extended division of Coastline Aluminium Gutters, which was founded in 2005 by Johan Schoeman. We are based in Swellendam and has been servicing the building industry for 11 years. We have a extended clientele from construction companies, roof contractors , architects, government intuitions, mines , the public sector and many more, covering the whole of the Overberg area as far as Victoria Wes in the Northern Cape and Vredendal in the Western Cape.

Our existing gutter teams have been empowered with certified skills and knowledge to safely and effectively handle and remove hazardous asbestos. We have also extended our premises to ensure safe storage of hazardous asbestos.  Visit Coastline Gutters