Zero Asbestos


Zero Asbestos is one of Australia’s most trusted asbestos removal and management service providers. Founded in 2006 by Richard Ayres, we have evolved into a leading asbestos removal workforce with a strong national presence. From start to finish, we handle every aspect with utmost care and professionalism. We take pride in our extensive experience and capability to manage both A Class (friable) and B Class (non-friable) asbestos removals for projects of any scale.

Our dedication to excellence has earned us a preferred choice for homeowners and clients from a broad range of industries including government, council, civil, commercial, environmental, insurance and residential.. At Zero Asbestos, we believe in a safer tomorrow, where asbestos risks are minimised, and communities can thrive without asbestos concerns. 


Meet Our Team

Allow us to present the Zero Asbestos Family, a dedicated and skilled group of professionals. Led by Richard and Megan Ayres, our extensive team collaborates effortlessly to guarantee the provision of safe and effective services to our clients.




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Starting as a humble apprentice bricklayer, Richard discovered his true calling in the textured ceiling industry, specifically working with asbestos-based textures. The establishment of Texspec on the Sunshine Coast catapulted him into becoming the foremost expert for any textured ceiling projects in Southeast Queensland, including both removal and replacement tasks. His work frequently involved encountering Asbestos Containing Material (ACM), necessitating the development of essential skills in asbestos testing and removal, which eventually led to the creation of Zero Asbestos (originally known as Aspec – the Asbestos Specialists). Currently serving as the Managing Director of this highly successful and rapidly expanding asbestos abatement company, Richard takes charge of all operational aspects of the business while actively participating in on-site projects of all scales.

Richard’s dedication to his clients, regardless of their size or affiliation, be it private or public, is only matched by his extensive decades-long experience in the industry. He takes immense pride in Zero Asbestos’ status as one of the top asbestos removal companies in Australia and consistently seeks innovative methods to surpass customer expectations.




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As Chief Executive Officer, Megan is one of the driving forces behind Zero Asbestos, leveraging her extensive experience and unwavering commitment to excellence, safety, and compliance to propel the company to the forefront of the asbestos removal industry in Australia. Having managed and successfully executed numerous projects, Megan has a comprehensive understanding of the complexities inherent in asbestos removal and this translates to a client-centric approach to every project, large or small. Megan fosters open communication, transparency, and tailored solutions that address the unique needs of each client, and it is this commitment that has been central to the formation of many long-lasting business relationships and an impeccable reputation in the industry. Not afraid to challenge the status quo, Megan fosters a culture of continuous improvement as she steers the company toward innovative technologies and methodologies that enhance efficiency, safety and environmental sustainability. Under Megan’s stewardship, Zero Asbestos has evolved to become one of Australia’s leading asbestos removal companies.

ZERO ASBESTOS Vanessa Fraser



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Venessa, holding a Bachelor of Business from CQUniversity and having successfully completed the CPA Australia program, finds fulfilment in overseeing our finance team and closely collaborating with business managers to ensure our company’s financial prosperity. Her extensive career encompasses significant roles as both Site and Management Accountant in various industries, including timber, concrete, and local government. Moreover, her experience extends to similar positions in the manufacturing, retail, and service sectors, making her knowledge truly unparalleled. Starting her journey in the finance team of CSR Timber Products, Venessa swiftly progressed to the esteemed position of Accountant at the Caboolture Timber Mill.

In 2005, she joined Brisbane City Council, assuming the crucial role of Financial Accounting Coordinator for the City Business division. In this capacity, she adeptly managed the divisional finance team, playing a key role in ensuring the seamless provision of services across the division. Recognizing her exceptional skill set, Venessa was deservedly promoted to the role of Management Accountant, City Waste Services. In this capacity, she shouldered the responsibility of financial compliance, in-depth analysis, valuable advisory services, annual budgeting, and board reporting. Beyond her finely tuned accountancy and financial management skills, Venessa’s keen interest in motivating and inspiring others makes her an indispensable and influential member of our team.




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Recruited from the UK due to his exceptional expertise, impressive skill-set, and innate problem-solving abilities, Chris decided to make the move to Australia along with his family after recognizing the quality and value of Zero Asbestos. This meant leaving behind his leadership position in construction and his time served in the British Army infantry, where he had completed tours in Northern Ireland and Afghanistan. Now serving as our Sunshine Coast Operations Manager, Chris takes charge of overseeing all our projects to ensure not only meeting but surpassing our clients’ needs. With an extensive background of over 17 years in the construction and asbestos industries, Chris is highly qualified to offer expert technical advice to homeowners, businesses, organisations, private enterprises, councils, and government bodies on all aspects of asbestos abatement

Playing a pivotal role in our mission to raise awareness of asbestos and eliminate it from Australian buildings, Chris has become an invaluable resource not only for Zero Asbestos but for the wider asbestos industry as well.

ZERO ASBESTOS Cameron Morpeth



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Cameron embarked on his career as a qualified builder, and for more than 15 years, he has been actively involved in both the construction and asbestos removal industries. At the age of 22, Cameron seized the opportunity to move to Australia, where he began his career in the FIFO (Fly-In-Fly-Out) sector within the demolition industry. This led him to travel across the country, engaging in numerous demolition projects and later transitioning into asbestos removal jobs. These experiences allowed him to hone and expand his skill set significantly. Cameron’s swift rise through the ranks resulted in him being appointed as a Site Manager for several multimillion-dollar projects throughout Australia, providing him with invaluable firsthand experience and a wide array of valuable skills.

Subsequently, Cameron chose to leave the FIFO lifestyle behind and joined a large American company, where he thrived as a Site Manager on one of the most extensive demolition and asbestos removal projects ever undertaken in New Zealand. Now working with the dedicated team at Zero Asbestos, Cameron has drawn upon his comprehensive knowledge and experience to proficiently manage various large-scale friable asbestos removal and demolition projects across Queensland and wider Australia, including shopping centers, airports, disused mines, and high-rise apartments.

Beyond his work in keeping people safe from asbestos, Cameron enjoys unwinding with a good PC gaming session or skilfully connecting with his canine companions as the local ‘dog whisperer.’

ZERO ASBESTOS Yassine Dahiri



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Bringing a wealth of experience in accountancy and sales, Yassine assumes a crucial role as one of the Senior Estimators in our Sunshine Coast office, boasting exceptional skills in both sales and data analysis. With a solid background of over 10 years in the asbestos industry, including five years spent working on the ground, Yassine possesses extensive knowledge and expertise in all facets of asbestos management and demolition sites.

Apart from his estimating responsibilities, Yassine utilises his profound understanding of asbestos management plans and registers to provide clients with comprehensive and professional services. Clients highly value his critical thinking, problem-solving abilities, and unwavering commitment to meeting strategic deadlines. Yassine’s broad experience in asbestos removal and abatement encompasses projects of various scales, ranging from high volume small works to large-scale multi-million-dollar ventures includes residential, commercial, and industrial projects for both private and government sectors.

Yassine’s consistency, efficiency, and dedication to ensuring client satisfaction make him an invaluable asset to our company. His diverse skill set, and extensive experience contribute significantly to the success and quality of our asbestos management services.




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As one of the esteemed Senior Estimators in our Brisbane office, Jamie boasts a remarkable tenure in the asbestos industry since 2007. With vast knowledge and experience spanning large-scale civil projects, commercial high-rise remediation works, demolition projects, and residential operations, Jamie’s expertise is truly extensive. Throughout the years, Jamie’s career has evolved from site-based roles to site supervision, culminating in his current position as Senior Estimator.

This career progression has equipped Jamie with a robust working understanding of every stage of a project cycle, starting from the initial tendering process and encompassing management plans, leading to the successful delivery of projects that consistently exceed client expectations. Among Jamie’s impressive achievements are several successful project deliveries, including multiple multi-million-dollar endeavours. As a Senior Estimator, Jamie is an invaluable member of our team, highly regarded for his unparalleled experience and unwavering dedication.

ZERO ASBESTOS Vanessa Fraser



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Helen serves as the Operations Administrator of Zero Asbestos, demonstrating a remarkable ability to manage complex tasks with precision and efficiency. As Operations Administrator, Helen is the lynchpin responsible for the efficient coordination of critical tasks behind the scenes from scheduling approved asbestos removal jobs and ensuring that all necessary safety paperwork, inductions, and equipment are meticulously arranged for each project, to working closely with our Operations Manager to ensure site supervisors are well prepared for the particulars of each project. Helen also acts as a crucial conduit for communication with our clients maintaining clear and effective communication in the lead-up to project commencement to ensure that client expectations are met and exceeded. With her eye for detail and passion for operational excellence, Helen plays a pivotal role in the seamless functioning of our operations.

Beyond her professional role, Helen’s zest for life adds a vibrant dimension to our team. In her downtime, Helen revels in the joys of music and festivals as well as soaking up the sun. Notably, Helen is also a theatre enthusiast, known for her remarkable singing and performing talents. Her operational acumen combined with her vibrant personal life make Helen an invaluable asset in our mission to provide top-tier asbestos removal services.




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With his tenacity, diligence and affability, Jayden has quickly risen through the ranks to become our Junior Estimator. Jayden’s eight years in the demolition and asbestos industry, which includes having worked on some of Queensland’s largest asbestos jobs, have afforded him extensive experience and, accordingly, a nuanced understanding of the industry’s intricacies, an attribute critical to his role as an estimator. Possessing a comprehensive skill set spanning asbestos, lead and mould removal, Jayden is well-equipped to provide each client with precise estimates and individually tailored solutions. In tandem with his unwavering commitment to client satisfaction, Jayden’s strength lies in his ability to view each new project as a unique puzzle to be solved rather than a challenge to be feared; Jayden embraces challenges as opportunities for growth and innovation.

Jayden thrives on meeting new people and loves the dynamic nature of his position but outside of his life as a Junior Estimator, Jayden is re-energised by time spent outdoors hiking, camping or fishing, and by time spent with his family. With Jayden on the Zero Asbestos team, we continue to set the industry standard for excellence and client satisfaction.




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Emiliano (Emi) is a qualified Industrial Engineer and has a Master of Finance. He has an extensive background in operations, project management, business administration and e-commerce. As the Process Improvement Engineer for Zero Asbestos, Emi focuses on enhancing our systems and processes to optimise our operations whilst managing a multitude of demanding projects that align the entire company with our strategic objectives. Using data analysis and forecasting, Emi oversees our company operations and productivity to drive our vision and operations strategy forward. Despite these responsibilities, Emi is always ready to help any member of the team and he does so with a warm smile.

When he’s not busy translating complex data into actionable tasks or identifying growth opportunities while optimising resource allocation, Emi heads to his kitchen to cook up his lunches for the week or spend time playing sport and being active in the great outdoors. He has a penchant for m&ms too. Emi is proud to be part of a company that prioritises safety and we are fortunate to have him on our team.

Zero Asbestos went above and beyond! Their team handled asbestos removal at our commercial property seamlessly. Professional, efficient, and safe – highly recommended!

As a homeowner, I was concerned about asbestos in my house. Zero Asbestos put my worries to rest with their thorough testing and expert advice. Five-star service!

Outstanding job! Zero Asbestos managed our large-scale industrial asbestos removal flawlessly. Their experience and attention to detail are unmatched. A pleasure to work with!

We engaged Zero Asbestos for asbestos management at our government facility. Their expertise and compliance with regulations were impressive. They have our full endorsement.

Prompt response, top-notch service! Zero Asbestos addressed our asbestos concerns professionally. Their team’s dedication to safety and quality is commendable.

Thank you, Zero Asbestos, for the quick turnaround on asbestos testing in our commercial building. Professional, reliable, and competitively priced. A definite recommendation!

Zero Asbestos made our asbestos removal stress-free. Courteous staff, well-organised process, and excellent communication. Trustworthy and reliable service!

As a construction company, we rely on Zero Asbestos for all our asbestos needs. Their expert team ensures compliance and safety, making them an indispensable partner.

Zero Asbestos managed the asbestos remediation in our building. They preserved its integrity while ensuring safety. Impressed with their knowledge and care!

Zero Asbestos is our go-to for any asbestos concerns. From testing to removal, they consistently deliver top-notch service. We appreciate their commitment to safety!