Asbestos Removal

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  • #272317
    DumfriesDik
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      Warmer Homes Scotland have asked me to remove the small amount of asbestos in the loft before loft insulation is done.

      £1250!

      Really? Anyone else had a quote for such work? Pretty sure it will fit into a bin bag.

      Guess what? I’m not getting the insulation done.

       

      VW ID3 Max is my DD

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    • #272327
      kezo
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        Is it loose asbestos insulation you got?

        #272339
        DumfriesDik
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          It’s board. I can’t get up to see it easily.

          I’ve asked for financial help so we’ll see.

          VW ID3 Max is my DD

          #272342
          kezo
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            Encapsulation is way cheaper than getting it removed, if you can’t get financial help 🙂

            My parents recently had a single garage roof removed and sisposed of for £1800, so  £1250 is a bit excessive for a small board!

             

            #272415
            ChrisK
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              My shed roof and the neighbours have linked roofs and we are about to take the corrugated asbestos sheeted roof to our local recycling yard at a cost of £44 or less between the two of us.

               

              Quote from Bristol City Council web site…

              Asbestos and plasterboard

               

              Asbestos
              Cost £11 per sheet or bag.

              We’ll accept up to 1 sheet or 25kg bags of bonded asbestos per week. All asbestos must be double wrapped in polythene and sealed with tape.

              Maximum sheet size of 10ft (3m) x 4.5ft (1.5m). A sheet of asbestos is a small domestic roofing sheet or similar.

              You must not mix bagged asbestos with any other waste. We can only accept cement bonded asbestos. We will not accept unwrapped asbestos.

              #272650
              Rich44
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                If it’s cement bonded sheets you can move it use suitable filters, don’t break it and spray everything down with water to keep dust down, double bag it in situ and take to the dump. If it’s other stuff you’ll probably need a specialist but get someone else out to quote and ask them about options.

                Lofts are horrible places to work in so 8 bet they have an icky place premium

                #275996
                DumfriesDik
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                  Forgot to mention, second quote came in at £177! Guess which we went with, go on, guess!!

                  VW ID3 Max is my DD

                  #276232
                  DumfriesDik
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                    Too good to be true.

                    The two small pieces of asbestos, not a problem, but the blooming 10m2 cupboard made out of the stuff was completely missed by the original surveyor. D’oh.

                    So the final bill is now £900, it’s a bad day ?

                    VW ID3 Max is my DD

                    #276233
                    kezo
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                      Did the said cupboard use to house some kind of heating unit ?

                      #276235
                      DumfriesDik
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                        It would make sense but not in my time.

                        I do know that the previous owner did her ironing in the loft and the cupboard was for laundry storage after ironing.

                        In case you’re wondering, the loft is accessible via a door in the upstairs bedroom! No loft ladder with wash baskets under your arms!!

                        Anyway, I’m off to the docks to make some money tonight . . .

                        VW ID3 Max is my DD

                        #276238
                        kezo
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                          As a rule airing cupboards do not use asbestos as its not hot enough to need it but if the cupboard use to contain a boiler or warm air heater, then its possible there may be some asbestos used.

                          The other thing to watch out for is the honesty of the 2nd company upping the price after initially giving a much lower price especially as the initial surveyor  didn’t mention the cupboard!

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