Asbestos Garage and Roof Removal Cost and Prices Guide

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Over the last century asbestos (a naturally occurring silicate material) was widely used across the UK building industry as a major construction material. As a result, any of us living in homes built before the year 2000 could be exposing ourselves and our families to this potentially harmful substance. While you might think that if you’ve had your home fully checked out everything is all-clear, think again; sheds and garages too were constructed using asbestos, and the material can still be lurking in these extensions despite being removed elsewhere.

Fortunately, the use of asbestos was banned by the EU in 1999, for any kind of building work. Since then numerous contractors have popped up across the country offering to remove the harmful substance, keeping you and your family safe in the garage and shed as well as the home. Remember, never attempt to remove asbestos yourself; professional asbestos removers are fully qualified by the Health and Safety Executive (a National construction regulator), and they are expertly trained in getting the job done with all the skills and tools necessary for safe removal.

The price of removing asbestos from your garage or asbestos garage roof removal will vary and depend on a number of factors, including the following:

  • Size – obviously, the larger your extension or out-building, the more you will have to fork out for asbestos removal, as the substance was rarely used in simply a ‘part’ of a building rather than the entire property
  • Materials – the cost of asbestos removal might also depend on what your shed or garage is made of. It can be extremely difficult to extract and clean heavy woods, for instance, while it is a little easier to clear a corrugated roof of asbestos
  • Council Owned?  – some local councils might be willing to pay for asbestos removal or collection of asbestos. Bromley for instance offers a single free collection for waste including asbestos, while Richmond-upon-Thames charges £44.00 for a single journey of no more than 200kg for asbestos removal and/or collection. If you live in a private property, however, you might not be eligible for these reduced rates.

As a guide, we asked ServiceMagic customers how much they paid for their asbestos removal project – the average price came out at £784. For more specific prices for garage and shed asbestos removal, you should contact at least three local asbestos removal companies.

Sources: Health and Safety Executive, UKAS, Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, ServiceMagic Customer Survey. Information is accurate as of July 2012

Dave Shaw says:

I am moving to a new home in Stockport where there is a 3 X 5 metre concrete garage with an A framed (not flat) asbestos roof.. I want this removed and a new roof fitted. Any quotes/local tradesmen who are in the area for advice would be welcomed.

ablyth says:

Hi Dave, please fill in this form and up to 4 Stockport asbestos removal experts will be in touch to provide free quotes for your project.

maureen says:

I have a single concrete garage with an asbestos roof which I should like removed and replaced. I should like a couple of free estimates and advice.

ablyth says:

Hi Maureen, to get specific quotes from asbestos removal specialists in Warrington, please fill in this form and up to four specialists will be in touch to provide free quotes and advice.

stuart bailey says:

i under take asbestos roof removal and re roofing contact me on 0115 9636171 or email for free advice and or quote

MA says:

Seeking quotations for removal of 5m x 3m garage/shed which also contains asbestos cladding.

mjackson says:

Thanks for your post.
We would be more than happy to assist you in obtaining quotes therefore please fill out our online form and we will aim to match you with up to 4 local companies that will be able to provide you with free quotes.
We hope this has helped.


MARIA says:

I have a single garage with a corrugated asbesotos roof. How much for it to be removed?

samrat says:

Hi Maria,
Asbestos cost can vary depending the project and location. So it is best to get some estimates about this project. You can get free no-obligation quotes for your project if you fill out this asbestos form.

james cunliffe says:

Is it possible to remove my asbestos garage roof myself

mjackson says:

Hi James.

Thanks for your post.

We do not recommend touching asbestos materials yourself as it could be extremely hazardous to your long term health so you will need a professional asbestos company to assess the type of asbestos and quote you for the removal of it.
The costs will depend on the size of the roof and the material that the building is made of.

Should you be a council tenant, we advise contacting them as some councils will pay for the asbestos to be removed however should you be a private tenant or property owner, we suggest filling in this form and we will aim to match you up with 4 local companies who will each contact you in order to arrange a free quote on the work you need doing.

Thanks again for your post and we hope that this information helps.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

pasquale di marzo says:

My garage is 2,5 x 5 metre is flat roof and constructed of congcrete panels
I would like the roof changed to a pitched roof

mjackson says:

Hi Pasquale,

Thanks for your post.

We do have a roofing category therefore please visit the servicemagic website and fill in the relevant form.

You will then be contacted by up to 4 local roofers who will be able to arrange a free quote.

I hope this helps.

Mark @ Servicemagic

Carol Murphy says:

I need a quote for removal of an asbestos garage in Hayes, Middlesex. There are about 8 intact panels to remove. Anyone available to quote please?

mjackson says:

Hi Carol,

Thanks for your post.

In order to receive calls from up to 4 local professionals you would need to complete our online request form.

Once processed, we will do our best to match you with the 4 local companies that will arrange the quotes.

Mark @ Servicemagic

john falconer says:

Flat roof asbestos corrugated garage 6.2m x 2.2m.
Cost to remove and replace with timber A frames.
Occultists, devon location.

mjackson says:

Hi John,

Thanks for your post.

Please feel free to fill in our online request form and we will aim to match you with up to 4 local contractors who will call you in order to arrange a convenient time for them to visit you and provide you with a free quote.

Danny Johnson says:

Looking fir a quote for the removal of a flat asbestos garage roof in the denton area of Manchester.

mjackson says:

Hi Danny,

Thanks for your post.
Please feel free to fill in our online request form and we will aim to match you with up to 4 local contractors who will call you in order to arrange a convenient time for them to visit you and provide you with a free quote.

brian lawson says:

I live in sheffield and would like to replace an asbestos garage roof 6m x 3m tapering to 2.5 at the back

brian lawson says:

I live in Sheffield and would like to replace an asbestos garage roof 6×3 metres tapering to 2.5m at the back

Rashid says:

I need to remove my garage roof which possibly have asbestos material. Looking for local companies quote in Croydon/ London area.

Neil Gillies says:

Hi I need a asbestos garage roof remover and replacer looking for reputable firms in Glasgow area to get quote

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