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    • Beenie
    • By Beenie 11th Jun 19, 3:41 PM
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    Asbestos removal - Essex
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    • 11th Jun 19, 3:41 PM
    Asbestos removal - Essex 11th Jun 19 at 3:41 PM
    we are in a two bedroom bungalow, with 1500 sq feet.

    The eaves and soffits are apparently made of asbestos (the sort that is OK if you leave it undisturbed). We want to replace it with plastic soffitts etc (to avoid the burden of constant decorating) but we have been quoted 12500 plus VAT just for removal alone.

    Does this seem right to you?
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    • chunkytfg
    • By chunkytfg 12th Jun 19, 9:48 AM
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    • 12th Jun 19, 9:48 AM
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    • 12th Jun 19, 9:48 AM
    Is that a typo or did you mean to write Twelve thousand 500 pounds?

    Regardless though always get other quotes
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    • Beenie
    • By Beenie 12th Jun 19, 10:16 AM
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    • 12th Jun 19, 10:16 AM
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    • 12th Jun 19, 10:16 AM
    Yes, unfortunately I did mean 12500 plus VAT.

    We are trying other companies as suggested.
    • phill99
    • By phill99 13th Jun 19, 3:53 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 3:53 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 3:53 PM
    That is well over the top.


    Get other quotes.
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    • Robin9
    • By Robin9 13th Jun 19, 3:56 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 3:56 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 3:56 PM
    Just get a quote from the soffits/gutters people - make sure they know its asbestos.

    Should be less than 1000
    Never pay on an estimated bill
    • silverwhistle
    • By silverwhistle 13th Jun 19, 4:09 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 4:09 PM
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    • 13th Jun 19, 4:09 PM
    My local council charges householders 12 per sheet of concrete asbestos (bagged in 1000 gauge polythene etc..) and limited in number. Whatever quote you get will have to reflect those disposal costs which will probably be more for commercial undertakings. But at 12500 they obviously don't want the job!
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