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I am the Operations Director of Silverdell UK Ltd., one of the largest asbestos removal companies in the United Kingdom. I have known Toby Monaghan for 8 years and although initially impressed by his hands-on, hard-working approach I have had the pleasure of seeing him develop his technical expertise to an extremely high and competent standard.

WASP has been employed by Silverdell UK Ltd. on a number of prestigious contracts spanning the last 8 years (2003-2011).

Most significantly, WASP were employed to undertake one of the biggest asbestos removal jobs (Shell Tower) that the UK has seen. This project was extremely complex and challenging with regards to programme and the demands of a client whose focus towards Health & Safety is second to none. WASP were heavily instrumental in the delivery of this, their technical knowledge in the use of grit blasting (Quill Falcon & Torbo) was paramount and his ability to liaise with the client and the site operatives are what made the completion (within programme) of this poject an extremely successful venture.

WASP have also been a part of the project team in delivering successful asbestos removal operations at other sites including BT Tunnels, HMS Belfast and Royal Festival Hall to name but a few.

WASP’s focus towards completing a job safely, in programm and within the budget, his attention to detail, communication and people skills and innovative ideas will undoubtedly stand him in good stead with any of his future projects and I sincerely believe he is one of the most capable project delivery managers that the UK asbestos industry has had the benefit of engaging.

We wish him continued success and would undoubdtedly re-employ should he find himself back in the UK in the future.
Terry Cross
Operations Director
Silverdell UK Ltd.

During my 7 years of association with WASP they have always proved to be an invaluable asset on site for his work ethic, knowledge and experience within the asbestos removal, management and abrasive blasting industry. I have employed WASP to undertake many complex and prestigious projects, which they have always delivered safely, within budget and on programme.

I would have no hesitation in utilising WASP for any projects that require the expertise he brings, a trustworthy and reliable man.Darren Smith
Senior Estimator
Keltbray Ltd.

A big thanks to WASP! Your help and good will enabled us to carry out a most rewarding project, the results have truly exceeded our expectations.
ZZac Ludowyk | Capital Project Engineer | Sugar Australia
WASP Wet Abrasive Preparation recently undertook works for AAH Contracting PTY ltd at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne. The works involved the removal of asbestos containing render from porous concrete soffits with the wet abrasive blasting system, within an enclosure in an occupied working working area of the hospital.

What would have taken many days of intensive labour to remove with 8 men with a questionable result and finish was achieved in several hours over one shift with two men achieving outstanding results and a clean substrate ready for visual inspection. Works were completed with all regulatory air-monitoring returning the same satisfactory results as using conventional cleaning methods.

WASP’s professionalism and knowledge of wet abrasive sand blasting systems and their use within this sensitive environment saved us substantial amounts of time and associated labour costs on this contract and we would not hesitate to use their services again or recommend them to anyone requiring a safe, fast and efficient abrasive blasting contractor.Colin Abbott
Managing Director
AAH Contracting PTY ltd

A Plus Building Solutions contracted W.A.S.P to perform wet abrasive blasting to facilitate the removal of PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls) contamination at the former Ericsson transformer factory in Bell St, Preston Melbourne and also for the removal of lead containing painted coatings to twelve three-story building facades at Swinburne University in Burwood Rd Melbourne. WASP’s commitment to maintaining the rigorous Health and Safety standards, procedures and control measures involved in removing these chemical carcinogens and HAZMAT from impregnated substrata varying from brick and concrete structure and render to steel soffit right down to cable trays and light fittings, plant and equipment over several thousand square meters was both impressive and commendable.

Using WASP has allowed us to safely, economically and within tight program time frames in both instances complete hazmat material removal, that would have been extremely difficult to complete otherwise and the expertise, professionalism and work ethic shown by WASPs employees on site was above and beyond the norm in our industry.

We will definitely be using WASP again in the future, and would not hesitate to recommend WASP to any organisation or individual requiring the services they provide.

Kamil Zajac
General Manager
A Plus Bulding Solutions

We write this letter to confirm our reference for WASP Blasting.

WASP undertook lead paint removal works at our Brunswick Baths redevelopment project in July 2012. Paint was removed from the existing timber-lined ceiling over a swimming pool.

At all times, WASP undertook works in a professional manner, and complied with all recommendations established by the hygienist. The job required an element of flexibility from the contractor, and WASP were happy to work in with site conditions and available working hours.

We would have no hesitation in having WASP complete works on any future Kane projects, or in recmmending them to other potential contractors or clients.
Ryan Eagles
Contract Administrator
Kane Constructions Pty Ltd

Thank you for your recent work on the above mentioned project. We were pleased with the way WASP’s works were undertaken, and in particular the pro-active approach of your employees. Lend Lease GTV 9 Richmond

The knowledge of the works, approach to safety and ability to achieve programme were commendable and made the lead paint removal works straightfoward to manage. The minimal variatons discussed were also an indication that appropriate thought and preparation had gone into the quote and planning of the works.

Further, the co-ordination with on site consultants and our supervision was well-managed and professional.

Thank you again Toby, and I would have no hesitation recommending WASP for further works of this nature.

Charlie McMullin
Senior Project Engineer
GTV9 Richmond Project
Project Management and Construction

NDB Conservation employed Tony Monaghan to undertake the structural steel preparation during the refurbishment of the Large Vertebrae Store at the London History Museum using the “Torbo” dustless abrasive blasting system.

I can confirm that their performance and commitment in maintaining the museum’s rigid programme was not only a major factor in the project’s overall success, but has been a contributing factor in assisting NDB Conservation become one of the most highly commended conservation refurbishment contractors within the Museums specialist works database.

Therefore I can confidently recommend Tony Monaghan as a solid, reliable contractor, and an expert in his field.
P. Johnson
BSc ICIOB Divisional Manager NDB

WASP, I would just like to thank you for a fantastic job you did recently in our basement. We have been in the building industry for over 25 years and it was an absolute pleasure to work with you. Your service and professionalism and standard of work was much appreciated especially at such a busy Christmas period. We look forward to working with you in the future.
Chris and Wendy HollandHolland Plumbing & Building, PTY LTD
The outdoor entertaining area in my backyard has never looked so clean, and I’ve never been so popular with my wife. Would recommend WASP’s great service to anyone.Troy Hogan, Malvern East
Big thanks to Toby and the team for the great job they did on my driveway, looks like the concrete has just been laid!Ben Matherson, Ivanhoe

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WASP - Wet Abrasive Surface Preparation

2/171 Chesterville Rd, Cheltenham VIC 3192
1300 009 277
ABN: 451 561 269 79
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