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    • boogiesherbs
    • By boogiesherbs 14th Jul 07, 10:35 PM
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    Asbestos Garage roof
    • #1
    • 14th Jul 07, 10:35 PM
    Asbestos Garage roof 14th Jul 07 at 10:35 PM
    Hiya all we bought our property about 3 monthes ago and have discovered the garage has an asbestos roof!
    No when i hear asbestos i hear alarm bells!!!
    1)does it need replacing now?
    2)Is it a risk too our health?
    3) how much will it cost to remove and replace it?

    Thanx in advance!
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  • poppyolivia
    • #2
    • 14th Jul 07, 10:50 PM
    • #2
    • 14th Jul 07, 10:50 PM
    Is it not only dangerous if you disturb it?
  • The_Economist
    • #3
    • 14th Jul 07, 10:56 PM
    • #3
    • 14th Jul 07, 10:56 PM
    Take a look here
    If i could i would, but i cannot so i wont, but maybe one day i will.
  • Stageshoot
    • #4
    • 14th Jul 07, 10:58 PM
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    • 14th Jul 07, 10:58 PM
    NO risk to you, unless it is broken or flaking,

    Make sure you have accidental Damage cover on your buildings insurance that way if someone was working on it (say cleaning it off for example) and put a foot thru it, or if a vandal was on it and it collapsed, then you would be covered for removal and replacement,

    The Removal and Disposal Costs can be VERY high, so well worth it, removal & disposal costs for a single garage roof can be around £1500 and then you have the replacement cost as well.
    • economiser
    • By economiser 15th Jul 07, 11:44 AM
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    • #5
    • 15th Jul 07, 11:44 AM
    • #5
    • 15th Jul 07, 11:44 AM
    Are you sure it is asbestos? I think it is many years since asbestos was used. I think more recently other fibre cement materials have been used not based on asbestos.
  • moonrakerz
    • #6
    • 15th Jul 07, 12:47 PM
    • #6
    • 15th Jul 07, 12:47 PM
    If it is an asbestos/cement product don't worry about it. You certainly don't have to remove it for safety reasons.
    If it is still in good condition, leave it in place, you can paint it if you like !

    This web site has some good impartial info about asbestos at the front.

    If you are worried, talk to your local Council, not an asbestos removal company - they might see you as a source of money !
    • mrs baggins
    • By mrs baggins 16th Jul 07, 6:43 PM
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    mrs baggins
    • #7
    • 16th Jul 07, 6:43 PM
    • #7
    • 16th Jul 07, 6:43 PM
    as the others have said if its in good condition then leave it. If however people start drilling things into it or cutting bits out then thats the time to srtart worrying. If you DO want to get rid of it for any reason then where I live you can get a special permit to take it to a special site and garage roofs usually come off in sheets so there is no risk of breaking etc. The council will only accept double bagged asbestos. However if its in pieces or you dont want to do it yourself you will have to get someone in and it costs a lot. the only way of saying for sure that its asbestos is to get very costly sampling done but most companies assume it is asbestos and deal with it that way.
    • Be Happy
    • By Be Happy 16th Jul 07, 6:59 PM
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    Be Happy
    • #8
    • 16th Jul 07, 6:59 PM
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    • 16th Jul 07, 6:59 PM
    Our Council operate same system as above. If you follow all the packaging instructions, you can take it to a special tip.

    We had our garage roof replaced a couple of years ago by roofing company. The part of the cost relating to removing the asbestos roofing sheets and taking them to the tip was only £200 - a special disposal certificate is supplied.
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