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For removal of lead contaminated ceiling dust and insulation installation

ADRA Member Company representatives have between them a total of more than 45 years experience in ceiling dust removal and more than 55 years in installation of safe insulation products.

ADRA advises that given today’s current fuel prices and where there is relatively easy access to the job the average cost to vacuum a dust-only ceiling space is approximately $10 per m2 using WORKCOVER specified HEPA filtered equipment by trained staff. The $10 per m2 is for a building of approximately 100m2 and smaller might have a larger charge whereas larger would be less per m2.

Difficult entry and trussed low pitched roofs, removal of rubble and removal of old insulation, both batts and loose fill would involve extra cost. In cases of small areas, expect there to be a minimum job price.

In response to a letter from The LEAD Group Kevin Keefe, Home Energy Branch, federal Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts (DEWHA), stated in August 2009:

"The [Energy Efficient Homes - insulation rebate] Package does not exclude the simple vacuuming up of residual debris, such as dust and leaf litter in the ceiling space. However the maximum assistance under the package is $1,600* for homeowners and $1,000 for landlords/renters..."

[The rebate was reduced to $1,200 on 1st November 2009 and suspended on 19th February 2010, with a replacement program to be brought in by 1st June 2010 announced by the then minister in charge, Peter Garrett. Greg Combet, the minister in charge of cleaning up the scheme, confirmed on 22nd April 2010 that the rebate scheme that was due to resume on June 1 would now not proceed because of safety concerns.]

See also: Why you should have your ceiling dust removed before you have insulation installed



Contact Details


ADRA (Australian Dust Removalists Association) Honorary Secretariat

C/o The LEAD Group Inc,
PO Box 161,
Summer Hill, NSW, 2130

Phone: 02 9716 0966
Fax: 02 9716 9005
ADRA Email


Ceiling Alert;
Planet Green Solutions Pty Ltd
Solartex Insulation Solutions


History of ADRA: A group of 12 Sydney and Central Coast ceiling dust removalist contractors decided on 26-8-99 to set up ADRA and planned the first meeting for 5-10-99. The first ADRA-endorsed training course "Competent Person for Ceiling Dust Removal" was run by CTI Consultants on 1-4-2000 and ADRA was incorporated as an association on 17-11-2000. By the time of the AGM on 25-8-2001, there were four paid-up members of ADRA. All ceiling dust removal contractors are welcome. The association has membership rules and a Code of Practice and has produced a flyer for distribution at local Council one-stop shops etc.

Ceiling Alert!
Dust Extraction & Insulation
PO Box 274,
Ascot Vale, VIC, 3032.  
Phone 1300 139 426
Email: Ceiling Alert
Ceiling Alert! Dust Extraction & Insulation, became a member of the Australian Dust Removalists Association on 18 March 2010 and in addition to extraction of contaminated dust also install insulation.

Insulation & Vacuuming

Unit 3 / 71-73 Lords Rd Leichhardt, NSW, 2040

Phone: 1300 763 459
Email: Insulvac

Insulvac carry out ceiling dust removal and removal of old insulation prior to installation of new insulation, mainly polyester. Insulvac became a member of the Australian Dust Removalists Association (ADRA) in August 2001.

Planet Green Solutions Pty Ltd

Servicing Sydney, Newcastle, Gosford and  the Illawarra

PO Box 83
Summer Hill NSW 2130

Ph: 1300 131 735
Mob: 0414 997 605
Email: Planet Green

Planet Green Solutions Pty Ltd became a member of the Australian Dust Removalists Association on 5th April 2012. Specialists in insulation removal, ceiling vacuuming, installing thermal and acoustic insulation for floors, walls and roof spaces, whirlybird ventilation for attics and natural daylighting solutions for dark indoor environments. We also provide a professional vacuum service for the removal of toxic lead dust and old insulation removal that can be found within most roof cavities and ceilings.
Solartex Insulation Solutions

Unit 1 / 169 South Creek Rd, CROMER NSW 2099

Phone: 02 9971 4600
Email: Solartex Insulation Solutions

Solartex Insulation Solutions became a member of the Australian Dust Removalists Association on 17th March 2015, they provide technical and practical insulation solutions to solve HEAT, COLD and NOISE problems, and safe removal of toxic ceiling dust before installation of new insulation. Over the last sixteen years have worked on a broad range of projects for Construction Companies, Governments, Councils, Builders, Architects, Designers, Specifiers and home owners throughout Australia.
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