Asbestos Analytical & Environmental Consulting 04 566 3311

Our Premises

We have been located in Gracefield since the beginning. Now Callaghan Innovation, we are surrounded by science and research.

Located at 2-4 Bell Road South - We can found on corner of Bell Road, Bell Road South and Parkside Road in Seaview. Look for the long drive beside the Waiwhetu Stream.

CES Lab Location Asbestos Fibres - PLM

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Mission Statement

"Excellence in Laboratory and Environmental Services for the Asbestos Industry and the Community" 

Who We are.

We're a company that prides itself on being client focused and 100% New Zealand owned and operated. With strong public and environmental health backgrounds, we're the kind of people that believe in the importance of what we do; we aim to be your preferred specialised choice for all asbestos testing and surveying in New Zealand. Read about our Team.

Capital Environmental Services

How We Got Here

The Asbestos Laboratory has been in existence since the 1970's as a laboratory within the National Health Institute, in the early 1980's we became part of the DSIR (Department of Scientific and Industrial Research) chemistry division.    

In the late 1980's sections of the DSIR were broken up to form Crown Research Institutes, and the laboratory became the Hazardous Dust and Asbestos Laboratory under the auspices of the newly formed Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR).

In 1996 ESR underwent some significant reorganisation and it was decided that the Hazardous Dust and Asbestos Laboratory was a testing laboratory, and did not fit in with the core research business of ESR. In December of that year the laboratory was privatised and became Capital Environmental Services Ltd.

In 2005 following the retirement of part of the directorship, the company became known as Capital Environmental Services 2005 Ltd. We remain located on the Callaghan Innovation Science Campus in Gracefield, Lower Hutt. 

Why Work with Us?

Over the years the laboratory has developed a sound reputation for the quality and prompt delivery of its services and has maintained and developed its IANZ Accreditation status since 1997 for the following:

- Asbestos identification in bulk materials, dust, debris, and soil - 6 Types of Asbestos.

- Asbestos fibre counting (in air) MFM Filters and Identification of Asbestos on Filters (PLM Serpentine and Amphibole counts).

- Quantification of Asbestos in Soils. Semi and Full accredited quantification of asbestos in soils and associated materials. We are very proud to be the first New Zealand Asbestos Laboratory to develop an accredited method for full quantification. 

- Gravimetric analysis - Particulates collected on Filters - Inhalable dust & Respirable dust.


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Unaccredited: SEM, Lead, Quartz and Silica Analysis analysis is also available.

Thank You!

We really appreciate you taking the time to get to know us. To talk further about how we can work together, get in touch on 04 566 3311 or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you!